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Brisbane Live: Friday November 1, 2013


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

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Kristian Silva: And that's it for us today on Brisbane Live, thanks for joining us this week. We'll be back again on Monday.

Plenty of good stories coming up on during the weekend.

I'll also be live-blogging from Suncorp Stadium as Brisbane Roar takes on Melbourne Heart on Sunday afternoon in the A-League football.

Have a great weekend!

On a roll...Cassandre Lynch is presented the award by Greenslopes MP Ian Kaye.

On a roll...Cassandre Lynch is presented the award by Greenslopes MP Ian Kaye. Photo: Supplied

Kristian Silva: It's official - Cassandre Lynch makes the tastiest school tuckshop food in Queensland.

Ms Lynch, of Coorparoo State School, took out the Queensland Tuckshop Sandwich Designer of the Year competition with her delicious Rainbow Pork Roll.

Finalists in the competition had to create a wrap or sandwich with cold fillings, that was simple enough to be made in a busy tuckshop. Perhaps most importantly, the food had to appeal to students and contain healthy, fresh ingredients.

Here's the recipe for Ms Lynch's winning entry.

State Winner – Cassandre Lynch – Coorparoo State School

  • Rainbow Pork Roll

Organic Shredded Pork Rib Fillet - Lightly smoked and cured by the Coorparoo State School Local Butcher


BBQ Sauce

700 g tomato passata

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar

Place all ingredients in medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. Place in jar and into fridge to cool.


Rainbow Salad

1 baby wombok, finely sliced

½ red cabbage, finely sliced

1 fennel, grated

1 bunch of radishes, grated

2 green apples, grated

2 large zucchinis, grated

3 large carrots, peeled and grated


Simply toss all ingredients in large bowl.


To assemble

1.  Slice roll in half.

2.  Mix pork with BBQ sauce.

3.  Place pork on bottom half of roll.

4.  Place rainbow salad on top and then the top part of the roll.

5.  Wrap it in paper and serve!

Can also be served on a roll, a wrap or even as a salad.


Stark reality... Michelle Fairley is coming to Supanova Brisbane.

Stark reality... Michelle Fairley is coming to Supanova Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Briggs

Natalie Bochenski: More fantastic news for Game of Thrones fans...

Michelle Fairley - aka Catelyn Stark - will be attending Supanova Brisbane on November 8-10.

The Irish actor joins co-stars Lena Headey, Mark Addy and Jerome Flynn at the pop culture expo.

Author George R.R. Martin will also be in attendance.

Penny Dahl:

Kristian Silva: The head of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Tony Fitzgerald, has just released this statement. Here it is verbatim...

"This brief final statement is available for publication only on condition that it is not misquoted or distorted or misused as a basis for falsehood, in the way that a statement which I made yesterday was misreported on the front page of today's Courier Mail, a falsehood that has now been repeated by the Premier.

Although the government and its supporters will continue their efforts to mislead Queenslanders into believing that the criticisms which have been levelled against  the government relate to its pursuit of criminals, those who want to live in a free society are hopefully now better able to decide whether they're again prepared to tolerate politicians who are contemptuous of democratic constraints, with a Premier who denigrates the judiciary, directs judges to do what he thinks the public wants despite their oath of office, insults citizens who dissent from his views and deliberately misinforms the public and an Attorney-General who proposes to interfere in judicial decisions affecting a person's liberty."

Tony Fitzgerald, who conducted an inquiry into police and government corruption in the 1980s.

Tony Fitzgerald, who conducted an inquiry into police and government corruption in the 1980s. Photo: Greg White

Wyatt Roy: serious

Wyatt Roy: serious

Jonathan Swan: Australia's youngest MP, Wyatt Roy, has offered some harsh advice to Clive Palmer, saying the newly elected member for Fairfax was “clown-like” and should consider changing his attitude.

The 23-year-old Liberal, whose seat of Longman is near Mr Palmer's Queensland electorate, told Fairfax Media the people who voted for the billionaire mining magnate did not necessarily expect him to be elected.

But Mr Palmer has hit back, saying of Mr Roy: “He's only a young boy that's never had a job in his life.”

Tony Moore: The police union has called on the commissioner to urgently approve Victorian-style protective body armour for officers in the wake of new threats from an outlaw motorcycle gang.

The Victorian-style body armour would protect officers from rounds shot from all weapons, except high-powered weapons, according to the union.

Fairfax Media understands it would cost about $5 million to purchase the body armour.

Damian O'Carrigan.

Damian O'Carrigan. Photo: Supplied

AAP with Marissa Calligeros: The Leightons' fraudster, jailed for stealing $20 million from the construction giant, has had one year shaved from his sentence.

Former Leighton Contractors finance manager Damian Victor O’Carrigan stole millions from the company over 12 years and spent it on racehorses, real estate and his mistress. The 59-year-old was sentenced to 15 years jail.

But the Court of Appeal has brought forward the date for which he can be eligible for parole by one year to November 2017.

By that time he will have served five years’ in prison.

AAP: Clive Palmer says he has evidence the Newman government is favouring some private companies above others in Queensland.

The newly declared federal MP on Thursday said he believed there was corruption within the Newman government.

When quizzed about the claims today, he said he had ‘‘direct evidence’’ the government had been benefiting certain private companies, to the disadvantage of others.

‘‘We’ll be revealing that information soon so people can see that,’’ he told reporters on the Sunshine Coast, after being formally declared the winner in the seat of Fairfax.

Kristian Silva: The 2014 Commonwealth Games baton has been doing the rounds on the Gold Coast today, before it eventually gets to Glasgow next year.

Marissa Calligeros: Police have reportedly arrested two suspected outlaw bikie gang members after uncovering a sophisticated hydroponic drug set up in a house in Brisbane’s south-west.

Officers raided the property on Henson Road at Salisbury on Friday morning, seizing plant material and arresting two men.

The men are believed to be outlaw motorcycle gang members.

Phil Lutton, Dominic Bossi: The Brisbane Roar is under no illusion the suitors will come thick and fast for star striker Besart Berisha, but has backed the club to keep his services if he stays in the A-League.

The 28-year-old Albanian is in the final year of his current deal and Sydney FC are among rival outfits tipped to make a serious play now he has entered the final six months of his contract, which allows him to discuss potential offers if given permission by the Roar.

A move for Berisha is understood to have been a major topic of discussion within the Sky Blues following their 4-0 rout to the Roar a fortnight ago.

The Brisbane Roar will be looking for a big year from Besart Berisha.

The Brisbane Roar will be looking for a big year from Besart Berisha. Photo: Jonathan Carroll

Nine News:

Nine News:

Ten News:

Now showing...this real Academy Award statue will be on display at the Queensland Gallery of Art.

Now showing...this real Academy Award statue will be on display at the Queensland Gallery of Art. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Natalie Bochenski: The 'California Design' exhibition at QAG give movie lovers the chance to get up close  to a real Oscar.

This statuette was won by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons for the 1929 film 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey'.

Gibbons however had been the person who actually designed the Academy Award when they began two years earlier!

Scott Beveridge: Katy Perry has revealed some goss on Nova 106.9FM which has now gone viral.

She tells the boys that Mick Jagger hit on her when she was an 18-year-old back up singer.

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Kim Stephens: Could there be trouble in paradise at the Noosa Council?

A week out from its first election, the yet-to-be-elected council was transferred 425 full-time equivalent positions from the Sunshine Coast Council.

The problem is, Noosa Council will not need that many people.

Transfer manager Peter Franks said one of the first jobs for the six new councillors and mayor would be to sign off on the redundancies.

Marissa Calligeros: Billionaire and newly-elected Member of Parliament Clive Palmer now has 28 days to declare his business interests, finally revealing what he owns and what it is worth.

The Palmer United Party leader extended his lead over LNP candidate Ted O'Brien to win the hotly contested seat of Fairfax by 53 votes, after a marathon recount was finalised on Thursday.

The mining magnate rebuffed claims his vast business interests could pose a conflict of interest in his new role, during an interview with the ABC’s 7.30 last night.

Clive Palmer is heading for Canberra.

Clive Palmer is heading for Canberra.

Cash seized following the arrest of a Gold Coast Finks member.

Cash seized following the arrest of a Gold Coast Finks member. Photo: Michelle Rattray/Seven News

Seven News: Police have seized $14,500 after arresting a member of the Finks motorcycle gang on the Gold Coast.

CityKat: How long should you be with someone before you pack up and move for them?

Modern culture can be so crass. Romance is often sacrificed for a slice of "reality" – whatever that may be. This is bad, because romance is beautiful and beauty can enrich life. We should be able to set aside reason and rationality for the sake of wild, unadulterated romance once in a while – grand gestures, profound statements, thrilling manoeuvres motivated by the extraordinary sensation of hope.

We should be able to do this, to let ourselves be truly romantic.

Natalie Bochenski: Queensland Art Gallery's latest exhibition 'California Design' opens tomorrow, and I'm down here for the preview.

This exhibition will delight all the retro lovers out there - check out this fantastic 1936 'Clipper' trailer, which was marketed at the time as the 'airplane without wings'.

Wouldn't want to be in there on a sunny day though...

Fancy a road trip in this? A 1936 Clipper at the Queensland Art Gallery.

Fancy a road trip in this? A 1936 Clipper at the Queensland Art Gallery. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

ABC News:

The petition is handed over to Bill Byrne.

The petition is handed over to Bill Byrne. Photo: Tony Moore

Tony Moore: More than 10,000 signatures from casual motorcycle riders complaining about how they are being unfairly targeted by the state’s bikie laws have been handed to Opposition police spokesman Bill Byrne by petition organiser Mark Hinchliffe this morning.

"Now they want us to ring them up when we want to go for a ride?" Mr Hinchliffe said.

"Are we going to have to wear a Star of David on our chests?"

The Star of David is an internationally-recognized symbol of Jewish identity.

AAP: The head of Queensland's corruption watchdog has hit back at claims he's lost his independence by publicly backing the government's controversial bikie and sex offender laws.

The opposition has called for the resignation of Crime and Misconduct Commission chairman Ken Levy, after he publicly backed the new laws.

"I have not lost my independence, nor has the committee lost its independence," he told a Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee hearing on Friday.

AAP: Queensland principals will be able to suspend or expel students for bad behaviour that occurs outside school hours.

Principals will also get the power to dole out Saturday detentions from next year.

And suspension periods have also been increased to a maximum of 20 days.

Marissa Calligeros: Police have been warned the latest outlaw motorcycle gang to move in on the Gold Coast says they would rather kill officers than be arrested and face the government’s new laws.

An internal notice sent to Queensland police officers warns the Mongols are stockpiling automatic weapons including M16 and AK47 guns.

‘‘The Mongols are said to believe killing a police officer to evade arrest is worth the risk to escape the lengthy custodial sentence,’’ a memo sent to Queensland police officers said.

Kristian Silva: Good morning, Brisbane.

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost upon us.

On Brisbane Live, we'll be taking you through the news as it happens.

A top of 27 degrees is predicted for today, and there won't be any rain.

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  • Please Tony Fitzgerald dont go too far away. Looks like we will need you again.

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    November 01, 2013, 5:12PM

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