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Brisbane Live: Friday June 6, 2014

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Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

Poll: How should Queensland Day be celebrated?

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Have some lamingtons and leave it at that

8%

Come to work with Maroons gear on

4%

Partake in a pilgrimage to Gympie - The Town That Saved Queensland

2%

Burn an effigy of Paul Gallen

7%

Bake a batch of Pumpkin scones

1%

Fill all green park space with cement in honour of King George Square

1%

Name all baby boys born on the day 'Wally' or 'Lewis'

1%

Turn all clocks back an hour to prevent our curtains from fading

13%

Eat nothing but bananas and pineapples all day

2%

Have Powderfinger reform annually for a special concert at the South Bank Piazza

7%

Spend all day speaking exclusively in the Queen's English

2%

Get tattoos of Leroy Loggins

1%

Have Clive host a double bill screening of Titanic and Jurassic Park at Palmer's Resort

6%

Learn how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver in honour of Greg Norman

0%

Import a environmentally destructive pest to try and eradicate all cane toads

5%

Dig a tunnel

7%

We shouldn't celebrate it. Australia Day is enough

12%

Other (please leave a comment)

21%

Total votes: 180.

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Poll closed 7 Jun, 2014

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Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.

The blog will be on a three-week hiatus starting Monday.

We'll see you again on Monday June 30.

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 25.9 degrees today. 

The forecast for the weekend is:

Saturday: Partly Cloudy and a top of 24

Sunday: A possible shower and a top of 23

ABC: Remember the Lifeline Bookfest starts tomorrow:

Nine News:

AAP: The parents of an Australian journalist on trial in Egypt say they're prepared for the worst after prosecutors demanded the maximum penalty for all defendants in the trial.

Prosecutors say they want penalties ranging from 15 to 20 years' jail for all 20 defendants, including Peter Greste, in the trial of Al Jazeera journalists accused of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood.

Mr Greste's parents told reporters in Brisbane on Friday that although they know their son is innocent they are still prepared for the worst.

AAP: As we posted earlier, the Liberal National Party has named a senior psychologist as Dr Chris Davis's replacement in Stafford.

Dr Davis forced a by-election in the north Brisbane seat by resigning from parliament after speaking out against his Liberal National Party government's policies.

Bob Andersen, a senior psychologist with Queensland Health, will take his place for the LNP at the byelection on July 19.

Labor's candidate, facial surgeon Dr Anthony Lynham, has already been named and is favoured to claim the seat.

4BC:

AAP: A man accused of trying to abduct a toddler at a shopping centre was released from prison just two days before the incident.

Daniel Carl Austin, 29, faced court on Friday charged with child abduction after he allegedly snatched a three-year-old boy from his mother at a north Brisbane shopping centre on Thursday.

Bystanders alerted by the woman's screams chased a man through Lutwyche Shopping Centre and held him until police arrived.

The man accused of trying to snatch a toddler from a Brisbane shopping centre leaves Stafford police station in handcuffs.

The man accused of trying to snatch a toddler from a Brisbane shopping centre leaves Stafford police station in handcuffs. Photo: Seven News

Phil Lutton: Reds stars James Horwill and halfback Will Genia were omitted from the match-day squad altogether by their former Reds coach, but both men are determined to prove their worth over the international winter.

The Wallabies open the international rugby union season at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Wallabies skipper James Horwill prepares for the Lions.

Wallabies skipper James Horwill prepares for the Lions. Photo: Getty Images

Nine News: More LNP election candidate news:

ABC News:

Amy Remeikis: Retiring LNP MP David Gibson has used parliamentary privilege to accuse a fellow party member and police officer of warning against questioning his loyalty as he had "delivered death threats on behalf of the party''.

Mr Gibson claimed "serving police officer Mr Llew O'Brien'' made these statements.

When contacted by Fairfax Media, Mr O'Brien declined to comment about Mr Gibson's claims.

Party president Bruce McIver also declined to comment, as did the Queensland Police Service.

Queensland MP David Gibson.

Queensland MP David Gibson. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Nine News: The LNP pick is in: 

Dan Nancarrow: Today is Queensland Day - June 6. While the day isn't as big of a celebration as Australia Day, we wonder if it should be. What are your suggestions for celebrating Queensland Day?

Poll: How should Queensland Day be celebrated?

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
Have some lamingtons and leave it at that

8%

Come to work with Maroons gear on

4%

Partake in a pilgrimage to Gympie - The Town That Saved Queensland

2%

Burn an effigy of Paul Gallen

7%

Bake a batch of Pumpkin scones

1%

Fill all green park space with cement in honour of King George Square

1%

Name all baby boys born on the day 'Wally' or 'Lewis'

1%

Turn all clocks back an hour to prevent our curtains from fading

13%

Eat nothing but bananas and pineapples all day

2%

Have Powderfinger reform annually for a special concert at the South Bank Piazza

7%

Spend all day speaking exclusively in the Queen's English

2%

Get tattoos of Leroy Loggins

1%

Have Clive host a double bill screening of Titanic and Jurassic Park at Palmer's Resort

6%

Learn how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver in honour of Greg Norman

0%

Import a environmentally destructive pest to try and eradicate all cane toads

5%

Dig a tunnel

7%

We shouldn't celebrate it. Australia Day is enough

12%

Other (please leave a comment)

21%

Total votes: 180.

Would you like to vote?

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Poll closed 7 Jun, 2014

Disclaimer:

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.

Tony Moore: Stradbroke Islands traditional elders Robert Anderson and Aunty Evelyn Parkin take the Quandamooka people's Writ against the Newman Government's over-riding of their indigenous land use agreement on Stradbroke Island to the High Court.

The Quandamooka people say they had an indigenous land use agreement in place since 2011 under the Native Title Act.

They believe the Newman Government over-rode that agreement when they allowed sand mining to continue past 2019 without talking to the Quandamooka people.

Robert Anderson and Aunty Evelyn Parkin take the Quandamooka people's Writ to the High Court.

Robert Anderson and Aunty Evelyn Parkin take the Quandamooka people's Writ to the High Court. Photo: Tony Moore

Marissa Calligeros: It has been revealed the woman stabbed to death in a suspected murder and suicide attempt on the Gold Coast is well-liked grandmother.

Neighbour Sharrene Allen has lived near the woman and her husband for 16 years.

"They have lovely grandchildren," she told ABC Radio.

Ten News:

Kim Stephens: Twenty-two-year-old Lucas Bird was sitting on a bench reading a book while waiting for his mother when a trio of young men approached him at the University of Queensland.

Recognising him as the “poofter” always holding hands with his partner, they unleashed an explicit, homophobic verbal tirade.

Mr Bird said the shock of the unprovoked attack was heightened by the fact that the trio loudly and persistently raged at him with explicit homophobic language yet no-one came to his aid.

He said part of the reason he went public with the incident was to raise awareness that such behaviour was not acceptable.

Lucas Bird with partner Arthur Dowdle. Mr Bird
was subjected to a verbal homophobic attack in broad daylight at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

Lucas Bird with partner Arthur Dowdle. Mr Bird was subjected to a verbal homophobic attack in broad daylight at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. Photo: Supplied

Marissa Calligeros:

Marissa Calligeros: Police are investigating a possible murder and suicide attempt on the Gold Coast.

Officers were called to a Tuesley Court home in Southport about 8am today, where they found a deceased woman with multiple stab wounds.

A man, believed to be aged in his 70s, was also found inside the house with serious stab wounds. He was taken by ambulance to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone needing support can contact Lifeline on 131 114 or Mensline on 1300 789 978.

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a low of 14.4 degrees this morning.

The city is expected to hit a high of 24 today with a possible shower predicted.

Marissa Calligeros: A woman has given birth in the car park of Indooroopilly police station.

The woman and her husband stopped at Indooroopilly police station on Moggill Road about 5.30am today, fearing they would not make it to hospital in time for their baby's arrival.

The police called an ambulance, but there was no time to spare.

Two female officers helped deliver the baby girl in the front seat of the couple's car, under the instruction of an ambulance paramedic on the phone.

Amy Remeikis: Treasurer Tim Nicholls has described Queenslanders who took part in Labor's solar bonus scheme as "champagne sippers and the latte set", while labelling the program "middle class welfare".

In an attack on the opposition during parliamentary question time on Thursday, Mr Nicholls took a question from LNP MP Kerry Millard on "how the government is building on its strong plan for a brighter future".

He used the question to criticise Labor's economic track record and - encouraged by an interjection from the Premier who has solar panels on his home, but does not receive the 44-cent feed-in-tariff - turned into an attack on those who do.

 

Treasurer Tim Nicholls has decribed Queenslanders who took part in Labor's solar bonus scheme as "champagne sippers and the latte set".

Treasurer Tim Nicholls has decribed Queenslanders who took part in Labor's solar bonus scheme as "champagne sippers and the latte set".

Marissa Calligeros: The man accused of trying to snatch a toddler from Lutwyche City shopping centre yesterday is due to face court this morning.

The 29-year-old is facing one count of child abduction.

The man accused of trying to snatch a toddler from a Brisbane shopping centre leaves Stafford police station in handcuffs.

The man accused of trying to snatch a toddler from a Brisbane shopping centre leaves Stafford police station in handcuffs. Photo: Seven News

Daniel Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to the first Friday of June.

Stay with Brisbane Live at Work today for the latest news and weather updates.

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  • Actually it's the wrong day. On 6th June 1859 the Queen signed a couple of documents in London. The folk in Brisbane vaguely knew it was about to happen but didn't know it had happened on that day until the mail arrived a few months later - and the first Governor another month or two after that. The real Queensland day is 22nd May 1860 when our own Parliament met for the first time. On that day, therefore, we should do all of the things suggested in your poll. Especially lamingtons and pumpkin scones!

    Commenter
    Brisbane Jack
    Location
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 3:18PM
  • Celebrate QLD day by reinstating the upper house.

    Commenter
    Homage to Catalonia
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 3:10PM
  • Maybe we should boot out the undemocratic LNP government and all dance around a bonfire of the Abbott governments broken election promises, hang on that would be to big a fire, might be too risky.

    Commenter
    BH
    Location
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 2:41PM
  • How come the West Aussies get a holiday last Monday for WA Day yet we don't get one today?

    Commenter
    Chubby
    Location
    Brisbane
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 2:06PM
  • Should have a public holiday, so that everyone can go to the park and have a BBQ in the generally fantastic Queensland winter weather.

    Commenter
    Dizzy
    Location
    Sydney (via Brisbane)
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 2:04PM
    • Used to have a perfectly fine holiday to enjoy the weather on the first Monday in May.

      Commenter
      Homage to Catalonia
      Date and time
      June 06, 2014, 3:13PM
  • Where are all the Romantics...armed with a chilled bottle of Champagne (especially chosen by our own sommelier AKA State Treasurer Tim Nicholls), get down on bended knee and present your Dearly Beloved with something sapphire (The State Gem) and a corsage of Cooktown orchids (the State Flower) and position yourselves atop a roof bedecked with solar panels, watching a formation of Brolgas (the State Bird) soar against the setting Sun. while singing ''Life in great in the Sunshine State'' Aw! Gee! Sigh! Quelle Romantique!!!

    Commenter
    Cicero
    Location
    Brisbane
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 1:17PM
  • Celebrate Queensland Day? How about a state election?

    Commenter
    qldisfubar
    Location
    qld
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 12:23PM
  • How should we celebrate QLD day? easy - A public holiday

    Commenter
    Jase
    Location
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 12:06PM
  • Don't these people realize that the State Debt would have been Billions more if we had had to build the Power Stations that the Solar Panels saved us needing.

    Commenter
    Barry
    Location
    Banyo
    Date and time
    June 06, 2014, 9:32AM
    • You realise they hate solar panels because in their opinion climate change is not man made and they lose GST revenue from solar panel owners by not being able to sell them electricity from the grid, .... Hang on, GST? .. Revenue? Well why not bump the price up to electricity users to re coup the lost GST revenue? Mmm, they are, aren't they !

      Commenter
      Stevo the dilf
      Date and time
      June 06, 2014, 11:18AM

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