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Brisbane Live: Monday February 10, 2014

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

Poll: Has the way the media treated Schapelle Corby's release been:

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A disgrace, they were a bunch of animals with no manners

67%

A shambles, these guys can't stand up straight

13%

Unsurprising considering the public interest in this

13%

Justified, she's a terrific news story

1%

Underplayed, I want more of this stuff

6%

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Simon O'Brien: That's it for another day at Brisbane Live.

Be sure to bookmark tomorrow's edition so you can keep up to date with the second day of the Morcombe trial, more fallout from Schapelle Corby's release and all the news as it happens. 

Have a great night.

Simon O'Brien: Commuters are being warned to expect delays on the Bruce Highway this afternoon in the wake of a truck and trailer rollover.

 

Brisbane Live: It took a rumoured $3 million deal to snare an interview with Schapelle Corby.

But, writes Kim Stephens, it took just a $15 bottle of bubbly to secure a chat with the friends who accompanied her on that Bali trip, Ally Jeffers and Katrina Richards.

Ms Rose taped off the entry to her front door and boarded up her windows following the news her daughter was released on parol, and it was only when Channel Ten reporter Jonathon Lea offered the bottle of Wolf Blass across the fence, Schapelle's friends Ms Jeffers and Ms Richards finally emerged with her brother James Kisina for a brief, three minute interview.

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'My beautiful Schapelle': Mum

Schapelle Corby's mother is "screaming and crying" as her daughter is released from a Bali jail, while friends say Schapelle is in "good spirits", ready to "move forward" with her life.

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Brisbane Live: Schapelle Corby's sister Mercedes has separated from her husband, Wayan, but did not inform Bali authorities, even though he is the drug smuggler's guarantor, Fairfax's Indonesian correspondent Michael Bachelard reports.

Wayan Widyartha has signed documents with the Bali corrections authorities saying he will be responsible for any problems she causes while she is on parole.

But Fairfax Media has learnt from friends of the family that the couple, who were married in 1999, split months ago.

Kristian Silva: The man who was shot in Tingalpa last week has died in hospital.

The 24-year-old was found in lying in Jarrow Street with head and chest injuries early on Thursday morning.

He underwent emergency surgery but police confirmed on Monday afternoon that he had passed away.

Marissa Calligeros: It is not yet clear whether Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne QC will be able to deliver his opening statement, outlining the case against Daniel Morcombe's alleged killer Brett Peter Cowan, this afternoon.

Justice Roslyn Atkinson's address to the jury is expected to last an hour.

"This is a daunting task and no doubt on Friday when you thought about what you would be doing next week you didn't think you would be sitting where you are now," Ms Atkinson has told the jury.

"Your task is to decide the facts. What facts you accept, what facts you don't accept."

Kim Stephens: Celebrations are in full swing at the Loganleigh home of Schapelle Corby's mother Roseleigh Rose.

Two of Schapelle's friends who travelled with her on the fateful trip to Bali in 2004 have just fronted media, after being lured out with a bottle of champagne offered by a Channel 10 reporter.

Drinking from the bottle, Ally Jeffers and Katrina Richards said they had briefly spoken with Schapelle after her release, that she was in good spirits and looking forward to moving on with her life.

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: The court has resumed.

Justice Roslyn Atkinson is now addressing the jury, explaining the principal of the presumption of innocence.

Missing man Anthony 'Tony' Jones.

Missing man Anthony 'Tony' Jones. Photo: Queensland Police

Brisbane Live: Police are following fresh leads into the cold case disappearance of Anthony "Tony" John Jones.

Jones was 20 and travelling through northern Queensland when he vanished in 1982, leaving police baffled.

With new leads, officers are turning their attention to Hughenden, a remote inland town on the banks of the Flinders River.

Brisbane Live: A Queensland couple missing since Saturday has been found safe and well.

Police say Kevin Bland and his partner, Denise Schumann, had left their Trinity Park home for a day trip on the Atherton Tableland, southwest of Cairns, but did not return.

There had been fears they may have been travelling through flood-affected areas, and an air and ground search was launched.

Police say they’ve since been found and are safe and well.

Kim Stephens: Schapelle Corby's "elated" family will continue the fight to clear her name, her uncle says.

Shun Hutton, the brother of Corby's Loganlea-based mother Rosleigh Rose, has been a frequent visitor to Kerobokan prison where Corby has been detained for more than nine years.

He says he seen her mental state decline over that time, but he hopes she will begin to recover once she's alone with family and friends.

Kim Stephens: It's not just the media in Bali that the Corby family are contending with.

This is the scene outside Schapelle's mother Ros Rose's Loganlea home.

Media outside the Loganlea home of Schapelle Corby's mother.

Media outside the Loganlea home of Schapelle Corby's mother. Photo: Kim Stephens

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: The court has adjourned for lunch.

The trial will formally begin when court resumes at 2.30pm, with Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne expected to give his opening statement to outline the case against Brett Peter Cowan.

Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty. Click for more photos

Brett Peter Cowan's trial for Daniel Morcombe's murder

Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

  • Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Defence Lawyer Tim Meehan (centre) exits the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Prosecutor Glen Cash enters day 1 the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Prosecutor Michael Byrne QC enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Defence Lawyer Tim Meehan and Angus Edwards enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Dean Morcombe enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Daniel Morcombes twin brother Bradley enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe speak to media as they enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.

Brisbane Live: Schapelle Corby and a Channel Seven crew she was travelling with have arrived at a luxury resort and spa in the fashionable Seminyak district, Sentosa Luxury Villas.

 

Danielle Cronin: QUT’s John Willsteed, who has played with numerous Australian independent bands including The Go-Betweens, has reviewed the first installment of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.

He’s not impressed.

Luke Arnold as iconic rock star Michael Hutchence in <i>INXS: Never Tear Us Apart</i>.

Luke Arnold as iconic rock star Michael Hutchence in INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: Court has resumed after a short break.

Five jurors were ultimately excused, so five new jurors will be selected.

Kristian Silva: They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it's unlikely Ned Kelly would have been proud of this effort.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly tried to rob an Ipswich service station wearing a bucket on his head.

Police allege the 19-year-old entered the Ash Street store in Flinders View at 4.30am Monday and threatened the attendant with a chainsaw.

However, he was arrested shortly after, having only taken a soft drink bottle.

Will Genia.

Will Genia. Photo: Getty Images

Phil Lutton: Will Genia, the Queensland Reds halfback, is about to give his thoughts on his side's impressive trial win over the Chiefs on the weekend.

The Reds' attack looked sharp and fluent and they have one final warm-up, against the Rebels, at Ballymore on Friday night.

Impressive as they were, as certain as death and taxes is that the Waratahs have been installed as favourites to win the Australian conference.

The Brumbies are next, then the Reds and you can write your own ticket for the Rebels and Force.

Simon O'Brien: If you're after a change of pace, it's worth checking out Natalie Bochenski's recap of last night's My Kitchen Rules episode, which saw Queensland couple David and Corinne open up their instant restaurant.

Here's a taste:

There is an inherent danger in giving your instant restaurant a nautical theme.

Should things go badly, it leaves you wide open for a slew of maritime-based puns and insults. And yet, none of the other contestants on Episode 8 of My Kitchen Rules took the opportunity to bandy about terms like “shipwreck” and “SOS” and “every man for himself!”.

It’s lucky then that I’m here to fill that gap.

Run aground: Cairns couple David and Corinne find themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard after a tough night in their instant restaurant.

Run aground: Cairns couple David and Corinne find themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard after a tough night in their instant restaurant. Photo: Supplied

Brisbane Live: The Kerobokan prison boss told Channel 9 reporter Lizzie Pearl that he will miss Schapelle. But, he says that to all the prisoners.

 

Kristian Silva: They've been waiting nearly a decade for this moment...

Marissa Calligeros: Morcombe trial: The process of empanelling a jury has begun.

One by one, jurors are being called into the court room to take an oath.

So far, three woman and two men have been selected.

Fifteen jurors will be empanelled in total - 12 jurors and three reserve jurors.

Once the selection process is complete, the jurors will be asked whether there is any reason they cannot remain impartial or make themselves available for the lengthy trial.

If any jury member is dismissed, a reserve member will be called upon to take their place.

Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty. Click for more photos

Brett Peter Cowan's trial for Daniel Morcombe's murder

Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

  • Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Defence Lawyer Tim Meehan (centre) exits the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Assistant police commissioner Mike Condon speaks to media outside the supreme court after Brett Peter Cowan was found guilty.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Prosecutor Glen Cash enters day 1 the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Prosecutor Michael Byrne QC enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Defence Lawyer Tim Meehan and Angus Edwards enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Dean Morcombe enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Daniel Morcombes twin brother Bradley enters day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe speak to media as they enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.
  • Bruce and Denise Morcombe enter day 1 of the trial for the man accused of killing Daniel Morcombe.

Marissa Calligeros: Brett Peter Cowan has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Sunshine Coast schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.

Daniel's father Bruce Morcombe starred at Mr Cowan as the charges were read aloud, but his mother Denise looked away.

The couple left the courtroom with tears welling in their eyes shortly after.

Simon Holt: Thanks to the Greens for an invitation, asking for donations to their Redcliffe by-election campaign. "These last two weeks is when your money will go the furthest," they say. "A donation now will allow us to shift the opinions of voters who aren't sure yet where their vote is going to go."

I'm sure they realise it would be highly unethical for any journalist to fund any election campaign. Regardless, perhaps they could find more professional ways to raise money than spamming the entirety of their database.

Brisbane Live: Indonesia correspondent Michael Bachelard reports that police yelled out before opening the door and guiding Corby through the scrum into the prison bus.

 

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RAW: The moment Schapelle Corby, 36, walked out of prison for the first time in more than nine years. Nine News

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Simon O'Brien: Marissa Calligeros is in court today for the trial of Daniel Morcombe's alleged killer, Brett Peter Cowan.

We'll continue to bring you live updates but be sure to read her full story here.

Bruce Morcombe speaks to the media outside the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Bruce Morcombe speaks to the media outside the Brisbane Supreme Court. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Brisbane Live: Schapelle Corby has been released from prison.

We'll keep you updated as more information arrives.

In the meantime, click here for live updates.

Marissa Calligeros: Brett Peter Cowan has now arrived in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Wearing a grey suit and blue, striped tie, he appeared relaxed.

He did not look at the Morcombe family sitting in the public gallery, but their gaze followed him until he took a seat in the dock.

Marissa Calligeros: Bruce and Denise Morcombe have entered the courtroom for Brett Peter Cowan's trial.

With tears welling in their eyes, the couple took seats in the front row of the public gallery alongside their eldest son Dean and Daniel's twin Bradley.

Three police detectives sit behind them.

To their right, a large contingent of journalists sit tapping away on keyboards and scribbling on notepads.

Simon O'Brien: Speaking of Schapelle Corby, the prison governor at Kerobokan has just confirmed Corby will be released today.

Shortly after his announcement to media, a prison transport bus backed up to the jail's only entrance.

Dozens of members of Australia's press are outside the prison waiting for the moment the Gold Coast woman, now 36, walks out of prison for the first time in more than nine years.

Sister Mercedes Corby battles the media throng outside the prison.

Sister Mercedes Corby battles the media throng outside the prison. Photo: Justin McManus

Simon O'Brien: So, last night was night was a big one for Aussie TV, with Nine's Schapelle Corby biopic kicking off at the same time as Seven's INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.

On the ABC, meanwhile, the third season of Rake kicked off.

On Friday we asked Brisbane Live readers what they would be watching, and of the 417 people who took part in the poll, 46 per cent said they would watch Rake, 21 per cent they'd tune in for INXS, and just 3 per cent said they'd switch over for Schapelle.

Guess what? The rest of Australia wasn't that keen on Schapelle either. Check out the ratings.

A clear winner ... <i>INXS: Never Tear Us Apart</i> starring Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence.

A clear winner ... INXS: Never Tear Us Apart starring Luke Arnold as Michael Hutchence.

Marissa Calligeros: The long-awaited trial of Brett Peter Cowan, the alleged killer of Daniel Morcombe, begins in the Brisbane Supreme Court today.

A large media contingent gathered outside the court this morning, for the arrival of Daniel's parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe, his twin Bradley and older brother Dean.

Mr Morcombe paused to thank the media and the public for their support.

Simon O'Brien: A fourth person has been charged over a brutal and lengthy alleged attack on a man on the Gold Coast.

Police say the four men physically and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old Kingston man over a nine-hour period at a Southport address.

The charges the alleged offenders are facing include torture, deprivation of liberty and sexual assault.

They are due to face court today.

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An 18-year-old man is allegedly tortured and sexually assaulted for nine hours by four men at Southport.

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Simon O'Brien: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live for another week. We'll bring you live updates on the Morcome trial, reaction to the weekend's Griffith byelection result and all the breaking news as it happens. Have a fantastic Monday.

Simon O'Brien: It looks like a gloomy day outside, but the Bureau of Meterology is still expecting Brisbane to reach a top of 30 degrees today.

Having said, that there is still a 20 per cent chance of rain so you may want to keep an umbrella handy.

The rest of the week looks much the same.

Weatherzone: Brisbane storm tracker

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  • It is disgusting that Schapelle Corby is now going to profit with millions of dollars for her story, interviews,books and possibly film rights. If she is being paid for interviews etc., then she should donate the money to something like the Morcombe Foundation as the work that the Morcombe family do could benefit greatly from a few million dollars. It was also very sad to see that the Corby story took presidence over the Daniel Morcombe trial in the news tonight. I think most Australians would be far more interested in the Morcombe story than the Corby one.

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    Tuppy
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    February 11, 2014, 12:38AM
  • What coverage of Corby? You needed another question in your survey. I didn't even bother to see what the result of the survey was.

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    Ken
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    February 10, 2014, 8:23PM
  • The media seems far more interested in this (Corby's release) than the public is. There should be another option on the poll, one for "If I never saw the words 'Schapelle Corby' or a picture of her for the rest of my life I would be very happy person."

    Please stop the media grandstanding and giving the awful family more publicity.

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    Kate
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    Brisbane
    Date and time
    February 10, 2014, 6:59PM
  • Enough about Corby. The telling comment was last Friday when ABC News 24 crossed to the BBC reporter in Jakarta. Her comment was 'a number of news crews here mostly Australian'. Ms Corby is not news but yesterdays fish & chips wrappings. We will not watch the Channel 9 movie or the Channel 7 tell all. Channels save your money and produce some worthwhile television.

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    Watcher
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    February 10, 2014, 4:18PM
  • the best adn worst of Aus in the two leads today. The morcombes epitomising dignity as they allow the legal system follow its process in dealing with the massive injustice they received. Meanwhile the press covering the release of a convicted drug trafficker as though the were some form of folk hero with hysterical scenes and chequebooks flying, epitomising the hollow, soulless focus of our day-to-day sensationalist interests

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    February 10, 2014, 1:02PM

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