Sean Baumgart: That's it for another day from Live at Work. If you've got anything planned for the great outdoors this evening, be warned there are a few showers on the forecast. And tomorrow is expected to be a partly cloudy day with a possible afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm, mainly in the western and southern suburbs.
Join us here in the morning for a fresh dose of all the latest news from around the city and beyond.
Tomorrow our resident Beatles fanatic Cameron Atfield will give you a review of Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band's performance at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
We're pretty sure Cam was at that first Brisbane Beatles show back in 1964 so he should be able to give a fair comparison.
Natalie Bochenski: Wondering what's happened to Tropfest in Brisbane this year?
QPIX normally hosts a free screening of the short film festival at Suncorp Piazza at Southbank every year.
However, the organisation has confirmed costs this year were simply too high to stage it again.
A Gold Coast screening is going ahead in Cavill Avenue on Sunday February 17, and SBS is screening the event live on TV.
Dan Nancarrow: Taking a look at the public transport situation this afternoon the only delay of note is the ongoing 10 minute delays on all CityCat and ferry services with debris still floating in the Brisbane River.
Dan Nancarrow: Looking around at the roads this afternoon the Australian Traffic Network reports a truck has broken down on the Sandgate Road onramp near the Nundah Tunnel. While there has been a car and bike crash on Fairfield Road at Kadumba Street, Yeronga.
Dan Nancarrow: So we've been a bit excited about Ringo Starr performing in Brisbane tonight. But his show at the convention centre is expected to be just a little lower key than the first time he played the River City.
Forty-eight years ago the Beatles played four shows over three nights at Festival Hall, beginning with two shows on Monday, June 29, 1964. According to The Beatles Bible 5500 people saw the band on that first night with a select few thrown out for throwing eggs at the band.
So bring a dozen along tonight for old times sake hey Brisbane folk?
Here's a shot of the band taken at Festival Hall all those years ago:
The Beatles, and Australian singer songwriter Johnny Chester, at Festival Hall in 1964. You should know this, but Ringo is in the top left hand corner. Photo: D'Arcy Pfoor
Scott Beveridge: Mutant cane toads.. they are on the march in Gladstone.
An average 8% of the city's toads have some sort of mutation, but it can be as high as 20% in some areas.
Researchers from Central Queensland University are trying to find out why.
Mutant toads found in Gladstone
Researchers discover that "up to 20%" of cane toads in Gladstone, south of Rockhampton, have mutations including extra limbs and missing eyes.PT1M15S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2e8cw 620 349 February 11, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Can you spot the Queensland media legend in this video of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen commenting on Bob Hawke's 1987 election win?
Video archive addition: Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen comments on the 1987 Federal Election result: auspol.info/WA2Uej— Malcolm Farnsworth (@mfarnsworth) February 9, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Just clarifying the details on the Brett Stewart arrest story. The Manly fullback was arrested last month after an altercation at a licenced premises in Sydney. He was later released and no charges were laid.
Manly officials have released a statement following the arrest of Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart. Photo: Wolter Peeters
Katherine Feeney: Buying a house? You might want to note some proposed changes to the laws governing the property selling process brought by Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie today. Most important - from a consumer perspective at least - is a change to the way information about the cooling-off period and need for independent legal advice is conveyed. Experts say it puts the onus back on buyers to make sure they read their paperwork thoroughly before signing...
Dan Nancarrow: More on the Brett Stewart story:
Manly officials have confirmed that star fullback Brett Stewart was arrested on the weekend. The Sea Eagles will release a statement soon.— Brad Walter (@BradWalterSMH) February 11, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: More bad news in the world of sport. This just in from the SMH sports desk:
Manly officials have confirmed that star fullback Brett Stewart was arrested on the weekend over an altercation.— SMH Sport (@SMHsport) February 11, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: When you score big at a big American awards ceremony you get big props in federal parliament:
Arts Minister Simon Crean congratulating Gotye— Simon Cullen (@Simon_Cullen) February 11, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: First it was the fish, now it's the cane toads: A concerning rate of "mutant toads" with extra limbs and missing eyes are being found in the industrial Queensland city of Gladstone.
Cane toads have been found with a third leg growing from their chest, while others have been found with missing limbs.
Scott Wilson from Central Queensland University says up to 20 per cent of cane toads in certain areas in Gladstone were found with "malformations", compared with 1 per cent of the population in non-urban areas.
This cane toad caught in Gladstone was found with an extra leg growing from its sternum. Photo: Supplied
Scott Beveridge: So who is Bob Carnegie? He drew hundreds of union protestors out into Tank st in the CBD this morning.
Turns out Bob was appearing in court today and the protestors were there to support him.
Bob faces 54 charges which relate to industrial action taken last year at the site of the Queensland Children's Hospital at South Bank.
Unionists say Bob unfairly faces up to half a million dollars in fines and possible jail time.
What is it about Bob?
Hundreds of union protestors stop traffic in Brisbane Monday in support of Bob Carnegie who faces 54 charges over strike action taken at the site of the new Children's Hospital.PT1M17S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2e865 620 349 February 11, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: Firefighters believe an electrical fault in a fridge caused a house fire at Herston overnight.
They say working fire alarms saved the lives of those who were sleeping inside at the time.
Dan Nancarrow: Here's some great ideas from the folks over at Executive Style about how to make the most out of your lunch hour.
I vote for the last option!
Tony Moore: The public servant who was second in charge of Queensland Cabinet in March 1990 is being questioned about his knowledge of why evidence gathered during the Heiner Inquiry 23 years ago came to State Cabinet in 1990.
Earlier this morning, a senior officer from the Queensland State Archives told the Carmody inquiry it was unusual for Queensland's State Archives to be involved in the destruction of the documents.
Katherine Feeney: Can you really trust a journalist?
Leading questions aside, trust is the thrust of the first session in this year's Walkley Media Talks program at the State Library of Queensland (held February 27). Speakers discussing why journalists frequently rank alongside used car salesmen in the integrity stakes include the ABC's Steve Austin and Crikey journalist Andrew Crook. The event is free for MEAA members, $10 for others, and you get a free drink. It'll be worth it. Trust me.
Dan Nancarrow: John Lennon was famously quoted as saying Ringo Starr wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles let alone the best drummer in the world.
With that in mind, and with Mr Starkey playing the Brisbane Convention Centre tonight, who do you believe is the greatest rock drummer of all time?
Poll: Who is the greatest rock drummer of all time?
- Ginger Baker
- John Bonham
- Stewart Copeland
- Dave Grohl
- Rob Hirst
- Keith Moon
- Ringo Starr
- Charlie Watts
- Another geezer
Total votes: 103.
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Poll closed 13 Feb, 2013
These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.
Scott Beveridge: Got a spare $3.4 million? Fancy English castles?
Then this development atop Mt Tamborine could be for you.
Six quaint little English cottages, a castle and an owner's residence. The real estate agent tells me she has never seen anything like it.
Castle for sale on Gold Coast
A "quaint" English castle along with six luxury cottages "based on an English village" are up for sale in the Gold Coast hinterland for $3.4 million.PT1M30S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2e7zf 620 349 February 11, 2013
Natalie Bochenski: Here is some news that is practically perfect in every way!
The one and only Julie Andrews will tour Australia for the very first time in May.
An Evening with Julie Andrews will see the star of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music reflect on her long and successful career.
She'll be in Brisbane on Saturday 18 May at the Concert Hall. Tickets start at $95 and will be available through QPAC.
Nine News: Annastacia Palaszczuk has called government minister Ros Bates a joke and says she should go:
Annastacia Palasczuk says Opposition will grill "incompetent" Ros Bates in parliament tomorrow yfrog.com/odsnhuljj— Spencer Jolly (@SpencerJolly) February 11, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: Premier Campbell Newman and the Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek are set to announce education reforms for Queensland.
The ministerial pair will be at the Gap State High School to make the announcement at 1pm today.
Dan Nancarrow: Still no spotting of Ringo Starr yet. But Melanie Sweet Eating assures us she'll see him by the end of the day:
Scott Beveridge: It's a good time to buy apartments in Brisbane with strong growth expected over the next three years.
But unit prices and rental returns might then hit a flat spot, with an oversupply expected to have an impact.
Here is BIS Shrapnel economist Angie Zigomanis speaking on 612ABC this morning.
Unit prices have 'bottomed out'
Growth in Brisbane apartment prices and rents is expected to be strong for the next three years but a building boom may then "take the market into oversupply".PT1M17S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2e7lo 620 349 February 11, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Australian artist Gotye has already won two awards at the Grammys - and the main event hasn't even started yet!
Gotye and Kimbra won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Somebody That I Used to Know and Gotye won Best Alternative Music Album for Making Mirrors.
To keep up to date with all the Grammys news follow our live blog, which also features live coverage of all the red carpet arrivals.
Dan Nancarrow: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BEATLE?
Morning Groovers, we're on the lookout today for this ambassador of peace and love. If you happen to see Mr Starr around Brisbane ahead of his concert at the Brisbane Convention Centre tonight honey don't pass him by, don't make him cry, don't make him blue, take a snap and send the photos through to email@example.com
You are all on Ringo watch!
Marge Simpson's favourite Beatle, Ringo Starr. Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images
Protesters on Tank Street. Photo: Supplied
Dan Nancarrow: Nothing like a protest in support of a protester.
Up to 200 people are gathering outside the Federal Court in Tank Street in support of Bob Carnegie - a unionist who faces 54 charges related to protest action taken at the Queensland Children's Hospital building site last year.
Carnegie will face the charges in court this morning.
Dan Nancarrow: Here's a run down of what is making news on the front page this morning:
- Rate of new apartments being built in inner Brisbane could lead to an over supply by 2015.
- Central Queensland teenager jailed for attempting to abort his girlfriend's baby.
- Japan Airlines considers flying to Brisbane again as the tourist market recovers.
- At least seven clubs were named in a confidential briefing to AFL chiefs by the Australian Crime Commission as being vulnerable to illicit drugs.
Scott Beveridge: Ringo Starr can still pull a crowd, with a small but vocal group of media and fans welcoming him to Brisbane yesterday.
The ex-Beatles drummer hasn't played in Australia since 1964, and is about to embark on a 10-day Australian tour featuring a host of big name musicians in his band.
'Peace and love': Ringo arrives
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr arrives in Brisbane Sunday for the start of a ten day Australian tour, his first concert tour here in nearly 50 years.PT1M31S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2e782 620 349 February 11, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Savour the moment. Today's forecast is for a fine and mostly sunny day with a top of 29 in the city.
Make the most of it though because expectations are for a wet week from Tuesday onwards, with showers and a "possible gusty storm" (to quote the Bureau) forecast for Brisbane tomorrow.
Dan Nancarrow: Congestion, congestion and more congestion on Brisbane roads this morning.
The Australian Traffic Network is reporting congestion on the Logan Motorway West Bound from Kingston to Drewvale, the Ipswich Motorway Eastbound from Darra to Oxley, the Centenary Highway inbound from Mt Ommaney to Jindalee, the Western Freeway inbound from Moggill Road Indooroopilly and the M1 northbound from Logan River Bridge to Springwood.