Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.
Here's the weekend forecast:
Saturday: Min 14 Max 20
Cloudy with a shower or two
Sunday: Min 13 Max 19
A few showers
See you guys again on Monday, have a good weekend!
AAP: The founders of Storm Financial have failed to have allegations that they breached their business duties thrown out of court.
Federal Court Justice John Reeves on Friday dismissed the application, which was made in Brisbane late last year by Emmanuel and Julie Cassimatis.
Their lawyers had argued that the case brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) should be thrown out on the grounds there was no evidence to support an allegation of wrongdoing.
The corporate watchdog began legal action in December 2010 following the collapse of the Townsville-based company, which cost investors more than 300-million-dollars.
Dan Nancarrow: Five things we learnt this Friday
1. A wax dummy of Julia Gillard placed outside Centrelink has caused a stir
- The stunt has been labelled offensive.
2. No one will face trial over the murder of two Sydney nurses
- The state coroner said the only person who could be sent to trial over the killings west of Brisbane is now dead.
3. A Welsh rugby star has been given a wholly suspended prison sentence
- After attacking a man at the Normanby Hotel following Saturday night's rugby test.
4. A strain of legionella has been found in 18 state health facilities
- The strain can cause potentially fatal lung infections.
5. Ipswich will employ an automatic wheel lock system on shopping trolleys
- Council has made the move to stop trolleys clogging creeks and rivers, as well as littering parks and streets.
A wax figurine of Julia Gillard placed outside Centrelink in a publicity stunt
Katherine Feeney: Scuba diving and snorkelling is now safer and cheaper in Queensland according to Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.
He has decided to scrap a law that required many first-time divers to obtain a medical certificate worth $100.
Now a medical certificate is now required only if the diver:
· has an at risk medical condition; or
· is over 45 years of age; or
· has a body mass index over 30 and a waist circumference greater than 102cm for males and 88cm for females
The new regulations come into effect from today.
Dan Nancarrow: WWE Champion John Cena will go head-to-head with Human Wrecking Ball Ryback during the Raw World Tour next month.
Cena will be among the WWE superstars performing in Australia, inlcuding The Miz, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Dean Ambrose, Curtis Axel, Antonio Cesaro, Natalya, Aksana, The Great Khali, Sin Cara and 3MB.
The World Raw Tour reaches the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, on Sunday July 28 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are on sale through Ticketek.
Australian Traffic Network:
Brisbane - slow traffic westbound Milton Road at Upper Roma Street — Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Acacia Ridge - burst water main northbound Beaudesert Road at Chardeane St - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Natalie Bochenski: Venus in Fur was a Broadway hit in 2011, and it was a coup for the Queensland Theatre Company when it negotiated the rights to premiere it in Australia, when it so easily could've gone to Sydney or Melbourne first.
That's reason enough to see this play, which at its heart is a damn fine piece of writing from American playwright David Ives.
He's used the play-within-a-play construction to explore the nature of dominance and submission between men and women – and whether the sexes can ever be equal if their kinks are in opposition.
Getting the boot... Libby Munro and Todd MacDonald in the Australian premiere of Venus in Fur by the Queensland Theatre Company. Photo: Supplied
Sinkhole at 300 Adelaide Street.
Cameron Atfield: Stumbled along this sinkhole on Adelaide Street this afternoon. It looked about one metre deep:
Katherine Feeney: Steve Gollschewski APM has today been appointed to the new role of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy, Policy and Performance.
The position oversees the Strategy and Business Review Command, Ethical Standards Command, Education and Training Command, Legal Division and Crime and Misconduct Commission Police Group.
Mr Gollschewski is presently the Queensland Police Service (QPS) Assistant Commissioner for the North Coast Region, a position he has held since March 2012.
Princesses on Ice at Boondall.
Natalie Bochenski: I'm at the Boondall Entertainment Centre, about to see Disney Princesses on Ice.
It's a great chance for the kids from Acacia Ridge Ice School to show off their stuff - they're the warm up entertainment.
I've got 8-year-old Tara with me, and she'll be giving BT readers a full review of the show once it's over.
Katherine Feeney: Here's some good news: Queensland has recorded its lowest number of boating deaths in more than a decade according to a marine safety report.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the findings of Maritime Safety Queensland’s Marine Incidents Report for 2012 showed half as many deaths in boating incidents compared to the previous year.
But that doesn't mean there wasn't a fair amount of pain and problems encountered by MSQ across the state. According to the report:
- 149 people suffered injuries which did not result in their admission to hospital.
- 39 people suffered injuries which did result in their admission to hospital.
- Reported marine incidents decreased 5.9 per cent – from 819 in 2011 to 771 in 2012.
The full Marine Incident 2012 Report is available online at www.msq.qld.gov.au
Jonathan Swan: Clive Palmer has backed allegations Peter Slipper has made in Parliament that Liberals Joe Hockey and Mal Brough requested the billionaire pay the legal fees of Mr Slipper's former aide James Ashby.
Joe Hockey has denied the allegations, and demanded Mr Slipper, a former Liberal party member, withdraw the suggestion the shadow treasurer was linked to the Ashby affair.
The controversy began when Mr Slipper rose in Parliament on Thursday to give what he called his “precautionary valedictory speech” in case he loses in the upcoming federal election and does not return to Parliament.
Between thanking family and friends, Mr Slipper recalled a breakfast he had recently with Mr Palmer at the billionaire's resort in Queensland.
“We had a very interesting conversation,” Mr Slipper said. “And I do recall that Mr Palmer mentioned to me that … about Easter last year Mr Brough, accompanied by the member for North Sydney, came to see Mr Palmer to ask him to fund James Ashby's legal fees.”
Slipper: 'we had a very interesting conversation'
Embattled independent MP Peter Slipper tells Parliament that Joe Hockey approached Clive Palmer to cover James Ashby's legal fees.PT1M30S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2ozti 620 349 June 27, 2013
Australian Traffic Network:
Eastern Heights - accident bothways S61 Blackstone Road at Whitehill Rd - CLEAR — Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Morayfield - accident bothways Quoll Dve at Beech Dve - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Acacia Ridge - burst water main northbound Beaudesert Road at Chardeane St— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Nudgee - slow traffic northbound Gateway Motorway at Gateway Mwy— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Seven News: The news Kevin Rudd will be in Brisbane more hasn't been greeted cheerily by everyone:
Dan Nancarrow: Don't expect Kevin Rudd to move full time to Canberra. The Prime Minister told a press conference today he'll use the Lodge in Canberra when he needs to but he will be spending "a fair bit of time in Brisbane as you'll see".
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Photo: Andrew Meares
Katherine Feeney: Here's some good news for people living on the bayside (or travelling to for that matter): From Monday, passenger ferry services on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands will be integrated into TransLink’s integrated gocard network.
This is the first major extension of the wider SEQ network since it was formed in 2004.
Hence the State Government, TransLink and Redland City Council will be holding a joint media event at 9am on Monday morning to celebrate the special occasion.
Mark that in your diary!
Cameron Atfield: The coroner says no one will face trail as a result of the inquest into the death of two Sydney nurses.
Australian Traffic Network: Friday is typically a busy day on the roads and today is no exception:
Eastern Heights - accident bothways S61 Blackstone Road at Whitehill Rd— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Morayfield - accident bothways Quoll Dve at Beech Dve— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
RT @jessica_ross10: Thieves have tried to break into ATMs on #GoldCoast by driving into them! It wasn't effective! pic.twitter.com/VJZFSvs7i2 — TEN News Queensland (@tennewsqld) June 28, 2013
Australian Traffic Network:
Hamilton - debris LL westbound Kingsford Smith Drive at Nudgee Road — Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
and an update:
Springfield Lakes - accident northbound Springfield Greenbank Arterial at Springfield Beaudesert Connection - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Australian Traffic Network:
Eight Mile Plains - slow traffic southbound Pacific Motorway at Gateway Motorway — Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Eight Mile Plains - stalled vehicle LL southbound Pacific Motorway at Gateway Motorway— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Businesses have been urged to remain vigilant in examining $100 notes as counterfeit currency continues to be used in the region.
Police say eight counterfeit $100 notes have been used since June 21 by five different people.
It is believed the users know they are using counterfeit notes.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au
Katherine Feeney: Talk about giving new meaning to the "pain of a morning communte": Police are waiting to interview a 21-year-old man who drove himself to his local police station after being shot in the leg.
Emergency services received a call to attend the Beenleigh police station at 5.15am on Friday for the purpose of addressing the man's bloody thigh wound.
He's been taking to the PA Hospital where police are waiting to question him.
Australian Traffic Network:
Springfield Lakes - accident northbound Springfield Greenbank Arterial at Springfield Beaudesert Connection — Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Collision along Springfield Greenbank Arterial at the merge onto Springfield Beaudesert Connection - Springfield Lakes— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Slacks Creek - accident bothways Queens Road at Stone Ct - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Welsh rugby star Craig Mitchell has apologised to his victim - says his behaviour was "unforgivable" @7NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/kpqwNCiStR — Amanda Abate (@AmandaAbate) June 28, 2013
Australian Traffic Network: The roads are still busy well after peak hour:
Holland Park - accident citybound Logan Road at Marshall Rd— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
2 vehicle collision along Logan Rd IB at Marshall Rd - Holland Park West (EMS attending)— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Bulimba - accident northbound Pine St at Brisbane St - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 28, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: The Harvest Festival returns to Brisbane's Botanic Gardens on Sunday, November 17 with British trip hop legends Massive Attack headlining.
Tickets for the event go on sale July 12.
Here's the announced line-up:
Poll: Who are you most excited to see at this year's Harvest Festival?
- Massive Attack
- Franz Ferdinand
- Neutral Milk Hotel
- The Drones
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
- M Ward
- The Wallflowers
- Walk Off The Earth
Total votes: 30.
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Poll closed 30 Jun, 2013
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Welsh rugby star Craig Mitchell sentenced to 6mths jail wholly suspended - for king hitting Bris lawyer after Lions test @7NewsBrisbane — Amanda Abate (@AmandaAbate) June 28, 2013
Katherine Feeney: Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has today announced a review of Queensland’s decade-old Mental Health Act.
Mr Springborg said the process would include feedback from the State’s new Mental Health Commission which comes into effect from July 1.
"The review will look at possible improvements to court and tribunal processes and consider its effect in rural and remote areas," he said.
"It will also improve the coordination and transparency of clinical services and other human services and focus on outcomes, recovery, social inclusion and community well-being."
Anyone who wishes to make a submission to the review can access the Terms of Reference at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
Natalie Bochenski: Retiring Channel 9 political reporter Spencer Jolly has named his replacement.
The 67-year-old has told Fairfax Radio 4BC fill-in host Shane Doherty that his successor in the political will be....Shane Doherty!
Doherty has been hosting 4BC Mornings while Greg Cary is away, but is usually a Channel Nine journalist.
Jolly is widely respected on both sides of Queensland politics - and his usual seat in the Executive Building's media briefing room has been marked with a plaque as a tribute to him.
Drinking a morning coffee to perk yourself up? It could also be helping you lose weight.
Griffith University researchers are investigating coffee or caffeine’s role as an appetite suppressant.
Caffeine is already widely used in many weight loss supplements, but School of Public Health’s Matt Schubert said he wanted to gather harder data on whether it was actively working.
Griffith University researchers are looking at the links between coffee and weight loss. Photo: Jane Dyson JDY
Katherine Feeney: Brisbane’s bizarre wet, wintery weather is set to continue through Friday and the weekend but another dry day could see temperatures plummet again.
The city recorded its coldest day since winter last year on Tuesday, when the mercury dipped to just 5.7 degrees.
However a rain band which settled in from Wednesday saw minimums lift to about 13 degrees on average.
The forecast for today is for a cloudy day with a few showers and light to moderate southwest to southeasterly winds.
A top of 19 degrees is expected.
Australian Traffic Network: Having a look at the roads just before 9am:
Deception Bay - accident bothways Deception Bay Road at Zammit Street— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 27, 2013
Bulimba - accident northbound Pine St at Brisbane St— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 27, 2013
Slacks Creek - accident bothways Queens Road at Stone Ct— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) June 27, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane Racing Club director Bill Sexton will retire from the board of directors on July 31.
Chairman Neville Bell made the announcement today, saying Mr Sexton had made an invaluable contribution to racing in Queensland.
The board has called for expressions of interest for a replacement.