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Brisbane Live: Monday 11 November, 2013

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

A motorcyclist's response to a proposal to make bikies wear pink jumpsuits in prison.

One motorcyclist has a message for the premier on a proposal to make bikies wear pink jumpsuits in prison. This photo began to go viral on Twitter on Monday. While we're sure the picture was taken in Queensland, it's not clear when or where it occurred. Photo: Twitter/@MsPraxis

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Kristian Silva: And that's it from the team at Brisbane Live, thanks for joining us today.

We'll be back tomorrow morning at the same time, same place.

Again, a quick plug for a special event on our website tomorrow.

X Factor winner Dami Im will be joining us live from 12.30pm to 1.15pm and will be answering reader questions. If you want to ask her something, send us an email to scoop@brisbanetimes.com.au with "Question for Dami" in the subject line.

Marissa Calligeros: A young teenage boy tried desperately to grab hold of his swimming buddy before disappearing beneath the murky water of an old Brisbane quarry.

The 16-year-old boy, known only as Zac, drowned while swimming with his three cousins at the Freshwater Quarry in Mount Gravatt East on Sunday afternoon.

It is understood Zac, a boxing enthusiast, was born in Australia to Afghani migrants.

Seven News:

Bayside Bulletin: A Cleveland breathalyser company is preparing to trial a world-first all-in-one alcohol and drug testing device.

Alcolizer has partnered with Britain's Oxtox to develop the technology, which has detachable clips to provide both alcohol breath testing and drug testing.

The Alcolizer ADU takes just 30 seconds to provide a reading, and is expected to be trialled by several Australian police forces in the first quarter of next year.

Alcolizer chief executive Gary Johnson with one of their breathalyser's (yellow) and the new unit that can test both drug and alcohol levels.

Alcolizer chief executive Gary Johnson with one of their breathalyser's (yellow) and the new unit that can test both drug and alcohol levels. Photo: Chris McCormack/Bayside Bulletin

AAP: The Queensland government has pledged $1 million in emergency aid to the Philippines, which has been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

It also has specialist rescue and recovery personnel on standby to head to the region where at least 10,000 people are feared dead.

Premier Campbell Newman says the emergency assistance recognises the severe destruction caused by the storm and the lack of local recovery resources.

"Our hearts go out to the friends and relatives of people living in Queensland who are affected by this disaster," he said in a statement.

AAP: It wasn't as gruelling as climbing the Alpe d'Huez in the Tour de France, but Cadel Evans' unusual cycle on Monday could be his most important ever.

The first Australian to win cycling's marquee event pedalled inside an MRI machine in Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital.

The 36-year-old was helping scientists conduct ground-breaking research into heart and lung disease.

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Cadel Evans Cycles in Siemens MRI Machine - pics by Brian Cassey
In Pic Wendy Strugnell (Director of MRI Service  and Mark Chapman (MRI Radiographer) with Cadel Evans
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Cadel 'disappointed' to miss Tour

Cadel Evans says it was a "decision by the team" for him to miss the 2014 Tour de France after "a few health problems" contributed to his "worst" Tour in 2013.

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Kristian Silva: A truck transporting a load of meat has lost its load near Ipswich, spilling a quantity of offal on the road.

A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said crews were heading to the Kholo Road overpass in Brassall to clear the mess.

Police are also heading to the scene.

It is not clear how much offal was spilled on the road.

Nine News:

Maiko 'Michelle' Reimann.

Maiko 'Michelle' Reimann. Photo: Supplied

Marissa Calligeros: Maiko "Michelle" Reimann packed up her life in Melbourne earlier this year to explore the world.

The Tokyo-born 28-year-old, who was raised in Cairns in north Queensland, was on the last leg of her adventure in South East Asia when she boasted about discovering paradise in the Philippines.

Ten days later Typhoon Haiyan hit the nation and her family has not heard from her since.

Kristian Silva: X Factor winner Dami Im will be joining us tomorrow afternoon at brisbanetimes.com.au for a live blogging session from 12.30-1.15pm.

If you'd like to ask Dami a question, send it through to scoop@brisbanetimes.com.au, with the subject line "Question for Dami".

We're looking forward to welcoming Dami, and hope you'll be able to join us.

X Factor's Dami Im.

X Factor's Dami Im.

Kristian Silva: Time to call the police. The fashion police, that is.

Weeks after Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie announced that jailed criminal bikies could be dressed in pink jumpsuits, it seems this motorcyclist has delivered his own response to the government.

We can't confirm where or when this photo was taken, but judging by the number plate of the car in front of the bike (which we've blurred), it would appear that it was in Queensland.

If you see any others getting around in this pink gear, take a picture and send it through to us at scoop@brisbanetimes.com.au.

A motorcyclist's response to a proposal to make bikies wear pink jumpsuits in prison.

A motorcyclist's response to a proposal to make bikies wear pink jumpsuits in prison. Photo: Twitter/@MsPraxis

Kristian Silva: A house in the Logan suburb of Greenbank has been destroyed after fire ripped through the building on Monday morning.

Six fire crews and police were called to the Cheviot Street property about 11.30am, and remain on the scene.

A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said firefighters in breathing apparatus were searching the site and it was not clear if anyone was inside the house.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

Nine News:

Judith Ireland: Clive Palmer was a no-show at a Parliament House induction briefing organised just for him, sending a staff member to take notes in his place.

Mr Palmer couldn't attend the standard two-day induction for new lower-house MPs in early October because his seat was still being re-counted and there was not yet an official winner.

To make up for this, the Department of Parliamentary Services arranged a one-on-one briefing to walk Mr Palmer through the workings of the building and services such as computer systems and security. But Mr Palmer sent a staff member to last week's briefing.

Kristian Silva: The mining industry will continue to be an integral part of Australia's economy over the next five years, but companies will slash construction jobs and boost productivity, a new report says.

Forecasters BIS Shrapnel predict the mining industry will make up 19.8 per cent of Australia's economy in 2018, a small increase on its 2013 figure of 18.7 per cent.

The researchers predict productivity will increase by 41 per cent during the next five years.

Scott Beveridge: A severe storm his parts of Brisbane Sunday, with a Greenbank resident describing watching his dog kennel blow "six foot off the ground with the dog in it".

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Storm sends dog flying

A severe storm his parts of Brisbane Sunday, with a Greenbank resident describing watching his dog kennel blow "six foot off the ground with the dog in it". Nine News

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ABC News:

Nine News:

At 11am today, Australians observe one minute silence to remember those who fought for the country's freedom.

Brisbane's Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance, Anzac Square from 10.35am.

Other events will be held throughout Queensland. Ann Street will be closed between Creek and Edward streets from 10am to 11.30am.

AAP: More schoolies are expected to stash drugs in their suitcases as the bikie crackdown dries up Gold Coast supplies.

The region's top bikie cop Superintendent Jim Keogh says it will be harder for school leavers to buy drugs on the glitter strip, so more are likely to risk bringing their own.

"They would be aware of the police crackdown here on the Gold Coast and it may promote some foolhardy action like bringing some form of drug which is just ridiculous," Supt Keogh said.

Kristian Silva: Here's a picture of the vehicle Rosco McGlashan hopes can break the 1000 mp/h barrier.

The Aussie Invader 5R.

The Aussie Invader 5R. Photo: Supplied

Kristian Silva: Plenty of mopping up to do following last night's storms. Here's a tweet from ABC News...

Kristian Silva: A dry lakebed in remote south-west Queensland could be the venue of a new world land speed record, where an Australian race car team wants to break the 1000 miles per hour barrier.

Rosco McGlashan’s vehicle will be powered by a 200,000 horsepower, liquid oxygen rocket motor.

If successful, it should take about 20 seconds for McGlashan to hit the 1000 mp/h barrier. McGlashan set an Australian land speed record in 1994 when he clocked up 802 km/h.

McGlashan's team is set to hold a press conference this morning.

Rosco McGlashan

Rosco McGlashan Photo: Ian Ferguson

Marissa Calligeros: The body of 16-year-old boy who was missing in an old Brisbane quarry has been found.

The teenager was swimming with friends at the Freshwater Quarry in Mount Gravatt East about 1.45pm on Sunday, when he jumped into the water and failed to resurface, police said.

More than a dozen people gathered at the scene after the teenager vanished.

Police divers search Freshwater Quarry in Mount Gravatt East.

Police divers search Freshwater Quarry in Mount Gravatt East. Photo: Penny Dahl/Australian Traffic Network

"I really wanted it bad. I felt incredible support from the crowd": Adam Scott

"I really wanted it bad. I felt incredible support from the crowd": Adam Scott Photo: Getty Images

Phil Lutton: Adam Scott must feel like everything he touches turns to gold at the moment, or Augusta green as the case may be.

His first tournament back on home soil ended in largely predictable but no less emotional style, with the 33-year-old delighting his hometown fans with a storming victory in the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.

But the authority of his win – and the class he has shown this year – has everyone wondering how long before the current world number two overtakes Tiger Woods as world number one.

Scott certainly covets the world number one tag, although he said it’s a title that remains more of a dream than a goal at this point, given he’s dedicated his schedule to tailoring his performance for the majors.

Kite surfer Shane Martin was caught up in one of the biggest typhoons to hit the Philippines.

Kite surfer Shane Martin was caught up in one of the biggest typhoons to hit the Philippines. Photo: Tony Martin/Mackay Daily Mercury

The Daily Mercury: It was meant to be a dream kite surfing holiday but Mackay man Shane Martin ended up facing one of the biggest typhoons to hit the Philippines.

Mr Martin was on day seven of his first overseas trip when Typhoon Haiyan, which produced wind gusts of up to 235kmh, slammed into the central coast of the Philippines.

Kristian Silva: Good morning, Brisbane.

Welcome to Brisbane Live, where we'll take you through the day's local news as it happens, along with other interesting bits of news.

I think we'll be seeing a fair share of weather-related news this week, and for today, a top of 28 degrees is predicted.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast showers and a chance of storms, with 10-15mm of rain expected to fall in Brisbane this afternoon.

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  • Brilliant retort by this biker. Newman should be ashamed of himself and the police who enforce this tyrannical piece of legislation. As far as I am concerned if the bikies want to kill each other let them go ahead.

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    Plain Jane
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    Townsville
    Date and time
    November 11, 2013, 10:16PM
  • This person is a very good friend of mine and he rode from the GC to Brisbane and back and was never once confronted by the police. He did however receive a lot of support from fellow motorist. In this day and age it is good to have a dry sense of humor.

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    curly
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    Date and time
    November 11, 2013, 10:03PM
  • This individual should be fined for tailgating.
    That is an offense.

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    Judge Dredd
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    November 11, 2013, 8:08PM
  • There'll be legislation up tomorrow with 10 years minimum to outlaw any form of sarcasm on anything.

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    PeterH
    Location
    Burleigh Heads
    Date and time
    November 11, 2013, 5:12PM
  • I actually find that more disturbing than black leather. If three or more riders wear this whilst riding together are they then classified as 'colours' and 'patches'? It maybe be offensive, but is it an offence?

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    mutt
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    November 11, 2013, 4:52PM

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