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Brisbane Live: Monday January 13, 2014

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

Poll: Do you think Queensland should introduce daylight savings?

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73%

No

23%

I don't care either way

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Total votes: 2477.

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Poll closed 15 Jan, 2014

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Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.

Be sure to join us again tomorrow for the latest updates on news and weather around the city.

Dan Nancarrow: The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 29 with a 40 per cent chance of showers.

Ten News:

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 29.6 degrees at 12.25pm. The bureau reports there is a 10 per cent chance the rest of the day.

Is looking pretty nice outside at the moment.

Ten News:

Dan Nancarrow: Patrick Condren wasn't the only Seven News journo to start on 4BC today:

Natalie Bochenski: I've just posted my review of the Rocky Horror Show, which is lead by a great performance from Craig McLachlan.

Overall it's a solid production that's ultimately held together by McLachlan's shamelessness. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. 

Christie Whelan Browne, Tim Maddren and Craig McLachlan get physical in <i>The Rocky Horror Show</i>.

Christie Whelan Browne, Tim Maddren and Craig McLachlan get physical in The Rocky Horror Show. Photo: Jeff Busby

Dan Nancarrow: There's been a big twitter response to our poll on daylight saving:

Amy Remeikis: The Redcliffe byelection will be held on February 22.

Premier Newman says the LNP is the underdog in the Redcliffe election - and asks voters to look past the former member and give Kerri-Anne Dooley "who could be a great local member" a shot.

Campbell Newman with LNP candidate for Redcliffe Kerri-Anne Dooley.

Campbell Newman with LNP candidate for Redcliffe Kerri-Anne Dooley. Photo: Amy Remeikis

Kristian Silva: Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has apologised to a recreational biker who claims he was "harrassed" by officers on Saturday.

Jamie Evans was pulled over in Beenleigh and said he was questioned for almost an hour, before being released without receiving an infringement notice or charge.

Mr Evans posted 10 minutes of video footage of the incident on YouTube, which has now been viewed more than 250,000 times.

Commissioner Stewart said he was sorry if the state's anti-bikie laws were impacting on law-abiding citizens, but said the crackdown had resulted in 505 alleged gang members being charged since September.

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans

Wynnum bike enthusiast Jamie Evans Photo: Facebook

Kim Stephens: A 23-year-old man alleged to have ties to the the Finks criminal motorcycle gang will appear in court this afternoon.

Police the man on the Gold Coast after investigations into an incident on January 4 and subsequently charged him under the new Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws.

Police will allege the man made threats to harm a Gold Coast resident.

He is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court.

Tou Vue: Move over, Grumpy Cat.

The Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ) has gone high tech to encourage more adoption of kittens and homeless cats. 

Dubbed ‘Kitty Cam’, it's AWLQ online stream of how cute and lovable the cats are in real time.

A screenshot of the cats in Kitty Cam.

A screenshot of the cats in Kitty Cam. Photo: Supplied

Kim Stephens: Thirsty thieves targeted two South Brisbane bottleshops early this morning, with alcohol the only thing stolen in two smash and grabs.

Police say about 2.50am a ute was used to smash the front window of a liquor store in Ipswich Road, Annerley before thieves stole alcohol.

At 3am the front doors of another liquor store on Logan Road at Mount Gravatt were damaged and alcohol taken.

Police are investigating links between the two incidents and a petrol drive off at 1.50am from a Compton Road, Calamvale service station.

A 19-year-old Woodridge woman and a 13-year-old Goodna boy are currently assisting police with inquiries.

Natalie Bochenski: The Brisbane season of magic show The Illusionists 2.0 will go ahead, despite the death of one of its stars over the weekend.

The body of noted Las Vegas hypnotist Dr Scott Lewis was found at a Sydney apartment block on Saturday morning.

He had apparently fallen from the 11th to the 4th floor.

“The company is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dr Lewis” said The Illusionists 2.0 co-producer Tim Lawson.

“The entire company has decided to continue the Sydney and Brisbane seasons in his honour, and send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

The Illusionists 2.0 opens on Sunday January 19 and continues to January 27 at QPAC.

Seven News: You'd rather be at the beach. We'd all rather be at the beach. But don't worry, it doesn't look that good (lying).

Dan Nancarrow: Following on from Campbell Newman's comments this morning, should we introduce daylight savings?

Poll: Do you think Queensland should introduce daylight savings?

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
Yes

73%

No

23%

I don't care either way

4%

Total votes: 2477.

Would you like to vote?

You will need Cookies enabled to use our Voting Feature.

Poll closed 15 Jan, 2014

Disclaimer:

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

Dan Nancarrow: The Golden Globes ceremony is in full swing. Follow our live coverage of the event with our live blog.

Jennifer Lawrence just won best supporting actress for American Hustle.

Jennifer Lawrence, left, in <i>American Hustle</i>.

Jennifer Lawrence, left, in American Hustle.

Amy Remeikis: Clive Palmer says Premier Campbell Newman has done “nothing good” for Queensland.

Speaking to Fairfax Radio 4BC on Monday, Mr Palmer said he wasn't interested in playing nice with the Premier.

“I've got no respect for Campbell Newman at all,” he said.

“He's a guy who stood at the last election saying he was standing on LNP policies.

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer Photo: Glenn Hunt

4BC: Campbell Newman has also been asked about the introduction of daylight savings:

4BC: Campbell Newman is on 4BC talkign to Patrick Condren:

Kim Stephens: Two men have been stabbed and are fighting for life and another two people have been bashed with metal bars in violent and unrelated armed robberies in southeast Queensland.

Dan Nancarrow: What happened overnight:

- The French first lady has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between the country's President and an actress.

- Pope Francis baptised 32 babies in the Sistine Chapel and told their mothers to have no qualms about breast-feeding them there.

- Iran and six world powers have agreed on how to put in place an accord that would temporarily freeze much of Iran's nuclear program.

French actress Julie Gayet and French President Francois Hollande. Click to play video

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French President denies affair with actress

Allegations of an affair between French President Francois Hollande and film actress Julie Gayet are spicing up the gossip columns of Paris.

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Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to another week of Brisbane Live.

Stay tuned for the latest news and weather as well as a wrap of the news from overnight.

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  • "505 alleged gang members being charged since September." You can charge anybody with anything you like. The trick is getting a conviction. It will be interesting to see how many of these get up in court. Of course the stated intention of Newman and Bleije is to just change the laws again if they dont.

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    davros
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    January 13, 2014, 3:09PM
  • Think outside the box. Why don't we move forward an hour permanently & have daylight saving (therefore two hours ahead in summer?)
    Or just move forward 1/2 an hour all year round?

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    Jimmy
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    Brisbane
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    January 13, 2014, 1:14PM

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