Katherine Feeney: Well that about brings us to the end of another day at the Brisbane Live at Work desk. From oil spills to bomb blasts, union pay strife and traffic snarls, we hope you've enjoyed reading as much as we've enjoyed keeping you updated throughout the day.
Until tomorrow, all the best!
We are undertaking hazard reduction burns on Russell Island from Tuesday 30 July to Thursday 1 August with @qldfire http://t.co/zB6J9iwQfJ — Redland City Council (@RedlandCouncil) July 29, 2013
Katherine Feeney: And how about a look at the weather? Looks like the rest of Monday will continue in the same cloudy, showery way it began, with light to moderate east to southeasterly winds blowing temperatures down to 13 degrees overnight.
Tomorrow is set to be more of the same, though the winds will swing around the west slightly.
Expect a shower or two and a top of 22 degrees in the city.
Katherine Feeney: Well, dear readers, it is nearly knock-off time (hopefully, for most of you). So let's take a look at the traffic.
There's some congestion around Elliot Road at Caboolture due a small fire in a unit complex earlier this afternoon.
We're also seeing slow slow traffic travelling northbound on the Gateway Motorway at Sandgate Road, Boondall.
An earlier accident on Brunswick Street at Barker Street, New Farm, has been cleared but with peak traffic settling in, there may be some delays in the area...
Katherine Feeney: Speaking of petrol, a statement just issued by RACQ has the insurance company backing the ACCC’s concerns that shopper docket petrol discounts have escalated out of control.
According to RACQ Executive Manager Public Policy Michael Roth docket offers of up to 45 cents per litre (cpl) could potentially quash competition.
“In 2012 we called on the ACCC to launch an inquiry into shopper docket discounts and we are looking forward to the public release of the results in the next few months,” Mr Roth said.
“The latest discounts offered by supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths have underscored the pressing need for the outcome of this inquiry."
What do you think? Are big fuel discounts a good or bad idea?
Katherine Feeney: The Brisbane based fuel-price watchers Motor Mouth have just released the daily averages for unleaded petrol and diesel prices. If you thought Brisbane was bad, be thankful you don't live in Tasmania:
Diesel prices: Adelaide - $155.3, Brisbane - $156.6, Hobart - $161.6, Melbourne - $154.1, Perth - $157.5, Sydney - $154.1
Katherine Feeney: Never mind the spilling mistake - this Tweet from the organisers of the Brisbane Marathon is worth clicking-through to to save on traffic frustration come Sunday...
Share with friends and family. The list of official road closures effecting Brisbane City on Sunday 4 August 2013... http://t.co/ZGtSpXPukd— Brisbane Marathon (@brisbanerunning) July 29, 2013
The end of an era when all your embarrasing outfits and dodgy haircuts from childhood were captured for posterity?
The PixiFoto family portrait business is closing its doors after its parent company was put into administration with more than 300 people to lose their jobs, AAP reports.
Photo Corporation Australia (PCA) was last week placed into administration after falling sales limited ‘‘the company’s ability to operate,’’ John Morgan of administrators BCR Advisory said.
Police believe this woman may be able to assist with investigations into a July 2 armed robbery at Kallangur.
Katherine Feeney: Do you know this woman? Police believe she holds the key to the investigation of a July 2 armed robbery of a second-hand store at Kallangur.
Around 12.30pm two men armed with a firearm and a knife entered the Anzac Avenue shop where they threatened staff and customers and demanded money.
The pair left the scene with a sum of cash, and no one was injured during the incident.
However police believe the robbery may be linked to similar offences at Moorooka and Stafford, and that the woman may also be able to assist with those investigations.
Officers are encouraging anyone with information to contact Petrie CIB on 3897 7240 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
AAP: A Queensland minister has denied lying to parliament about his relationship with a campaign worker who landed a government job.
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk will ask the Speaker to refer Scott Emerson to parliament's ethics committee because of a "discrepancy" in his statements.
Last year, Mr Emerson told parliament he may have met some of his departmental liaison officers before they got their jobs.
But he said he did not know any of them on a professional level.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson denies lying to parliament about his relationship with a volunteer worker. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
And now, a message from our Deputy Mayor:
Public submissions on Council's draft New City Plan close midnight tomorrow. Don't miss the change to have your say: http://t.co/aYqpXYp0sr— Adrian Schrinner (@Schrinner) July 29, 2013
AAP: The union for Queensland’s public servants says the government’s latest pay offer is contemptuous and lower than the original.
The Together union and the government have been fighting for months in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission over the core wage agreement, which covers 60,000 workers.
The union rejected a 2.35 per cent pay offer in December last year. The government, late last week, offered 2.2 per cent and gave union members until 9am today to agree in principle.
But an agreement has not been reached, and Secretary Alex Scott this afternoon said union will rally outside parliament next Tuesday.
The protest will coincide with the expected introduction of new laws which could pave the way for an MP pay rise.
Tony Moore: Queensland's Premier Campbell Newman has stepped into a planning issue in his Ashgrove electorate.
Brisbane City councillors are debating an application by Bunnings to build a hardware store in The Gap on the old Keperra quarry site.
But residents complain that a big hardware store is not recommended in the Enoggera and districts local area plan.
Last week Mr Newman wrote to Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk to "express his concerns" after being contacted by the worried ratepayers.
However it remains unclear whether the council will approve the project.
The Keperra quarry site. Photo: Tony Moore
Something worth noting:
Katherine Feeney: Do you have memories of the old Gold Coast Parklands? Since 1988, the public space has been home to events like Big Day Out, the Gold Coast Show, Harness Racing, Greyhound Racing, wedding receptions and home shows.
But come September 30, Parklands Gold Coast will commence its transition into the Athletes Village of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and post Games, into the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
Hence Parklands Gold Coast CEO Stephen Sharry will tomorrow launch a “shout-out” to the community to help preserve 25 years of venue memories for future generations to enjoy.
“From August 1, your favourite photos, stories and memorabilia can be uploaded to the venue’s website," he said.
“From there, they’ll be curated and ultimately distributed to libraries and museums."
Caboolture/Sunshine Coast line trains have resumed Zillmere - Sunshine following earlier boomgate issue at Geebung. Minor residual delays... — TransLink SEQ (@TransLinkSEQ) July 29, 2013
Katherine Feeney: Here's an interesting snippet from Google: Queenslanders appear more interested in the assylum seeker issue than people who live in New South Wales. But Queenslanders are also more likely to use the terms "illegal immigrant" or "boat people" when searching for information on the subject than residents in most other mainland states.
According to a press release issued by the search engine today, Queensland followed South Australia and Victoria as the state most interested in information related to assylum seekers.
But, based on searches in the Australian mainland states over the past 12 months to July, 16.3 per cent of assylum seeker-related searches in Queensland contained the words "illegal immigrant" or "boat people".
That result put Queensland behind Western Australia (19.6 per cent), but ahead of all other mainland states.
An infographic showing searches for information related to assylum seekers in the mainland Australian states.
Katherine Feeney: It's that time of year again - EKKA TIME! Of course, the greatest show in Queensland isn't all fun and giggles. Note the latest re: Road closures for example...
Specialist police continue their search of a residence & yard at Clay St, #WestIpswich. Further material has been located today. — QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) July 29, 2013
AAP: Here's some more news from the bomb site at West Ipswich:
Police are still carrying out a series of controlled explosions at the where homemade bombs were being made.
Bomb squad officers are facing a very dangerous situation dealing with a crystallised chemical substance that was purposefully mixed to explode.
A Melbourne woman, Deb Bainbridge, says her 12-year-old stepson, who lives next door to the cordoned-off house, is traumatised.
She says he witnessed aftermath of the explosion on Thursday night, which blew a 37-year-old man’s hands to pieces.
"Everyone is just tired and fed up with this," she said.
Simon O'Brien: Police are investigating potential links between an explosion at an Ipswich home last week and a bomb that blew off a teenager's fingers and an undetonated bomb found at a Bunnings construction site.
Police say homemade bombs were being made at the house.
"The cause of concern for us is the callous disregard that these people have had in their handling of this material," Ipswich Inspector Keith McDonald has said.
Scott Beveridge: Here is Transport Minister Scott Emerson talking about the oil spill at the Port of Brisbane early this morning.
He says it will take a week to clean up the mess and if a company is responsible, they face fines of up to $11 million.
Oil spill culprits face heavy fines
Wildlife are affected by an oil spill in Brisbane Monday morning with up to 10 tonnes of oil leaking into the Port of Brisbane, as the culprits face fines of up to $11 million.PT1M14S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2qtw0 620 349 July 29, 2013
Simon O'Brien: A Brisbane man charged over the theft of property worth $2 million has been granted bail.
The site where the suspected stolen goods were found was so over-laden with treasures it has been dubbed an Aladdin’s Cave.
Dave Gardiner, 35, who runs a second-hand goods business from the sheds will face 35 charges in relation to the treasure trove in a Brisbane court on August 16.
Queensland Police unveil more than a million dollars worth of recovered stolen goods. Photo: Nine News
Katherine Feeney: Nine reporter Darren Curtis is among the press corps watching the arrival of the USS Antietam in Brisbane today.
Apparently there's been a bit of a delay getting the sailors onshore for their week's leave. According to Nine News, local wharfies brought the wrong crane for the gangway...
Meanwhile, here are some interesting facts about the craft:
Full name: USS Antietam (CG-54)
Class: Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy.
Name: Antietam was named for the site of the 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland, between Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee and Union forces under Major General George McClellan, during the American Civil War.
Build: The craft was built by the Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Commissioned: June 6, 1987.
Awards: USS Antietam earned the 2007 and 2008 Battle Efficiency awards.
Danielle Cronin: Update on the oil spill at Brisbane’s port.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has confirmed that four pelicans and one cormorant have come into contact with oil at the site of the spill.
‘‘Plans are being made to attempt to capture the birds,’’ a spokeswoman said in a statement.
"Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is assisting with marine parks vessels and officers experienced in oiled wildlife recovery.''
One the pelicans that came into contact with the oil spill at Brisbane's port. Photo: Steve Hoseck NPRSR
AAP: Here's an update on the situation at West Ipswich: Homemade bombs were being made in a house west of Brisbane. Police are investigating any links between the Ipswich West home and a golf-ball bomb that cost a local teenager his hands when he picked it up in May.
Katherine Feeney: This is neat:
We've put together an infographic about our Facebook page in celebration of our 400,000th like http://t.co/znCbiTKvvg— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) July 29, 2013
We've had a look at the graphic and unfortunately it is too big to insert fully here. But here's a quirky snippet we were able to include. Do you follow the Queensland Police Service on Facebook? Why, or why not?
It's interesting to see who is following the Queensland Police Service on Facebook.
Katherine Feeney: Do you consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Really? Perhaps the Real Food Festival is just for you.
Held at Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the two-day festival aims to celebrate the local food community and Festival Director, Julie Shelton, has said today she'll reveal this year’s festival program next Wednesday.
“We have a full festival schedule across four exciting venues, with a great line-up of exhibitors, guest chefs and food experts, as well as plenty of family-friendly entertainment– there is something to suit any palate and preference,” Julie said.
What we do know is the festival will run from September 7 to 8. There's more information available on the website.
Nine News: Ahoy Brisbane!
Katherine Feeney: Are you interested in the Government Precinct redevelopment? Some big-ticket corporate parties are. It's the site where a flash new casino could go if one of two bids are approved.
But Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney has said the public will also be heard.
In a statement just issued, Mr Seeney said anyone could have a chat with a member from project team, providing they can make it along to the Brisbane Square Library between midday and 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week.
“I know there’s been a lot of talk in the media about the possibility of a new casino, but no decisions have yet been made about the redevelopment – we want to know what the community has to say," he said.
Carolyn Judson from Texas Ballet Theater will perform with the Queensland Ballet in August. Photo: Supplied
Natalie Bochenski: Queensland Ballet artistic director Li Cunxin has announced two special guests for the upcoming Elegance season at the QPAC Playhouse this weekend.
Caroyln Judson, from Texas Ballet Theater, is visiting Australia for the first time, and will perform Three Preludes with QB's guest international principal Huang Junshuang.
Also making her debut is Newcastle-born Jenna Roberts, who left Australia in 2000 and is now a principal with the Royal Birmingham Ballet.
Queensland Cricket is grieving the passing of long-time CEO Graham Dixon, who lost his year-long struggle with cancer on Saturday night.
Queensland Cricket Chairman Jim Holding said Dixon’s death would be felt deeply in the cricketing and wider sporting community in Queensland and mourned by many in Australia and overseas.
“Graham was Queensland Cricket to many people during his time. He felt a strong sense of duty towards the organisation, which meant he set the tone when it came to imposing high standards and meeting or eclipsing them,” he said.
It was a sad weekend for the Queensland sports community, with former rugby league coach Graham Murray also passing away in a Brisbane hospital on Sunday after a second heart attack.
Danielle Cronin: While on the topic of fine grape juice, Queensland’s Sirromet Wines has received a maximum 5-star rating in the annual James Halliday Australian Wine Companion publication.
It’s a first for the local success story that meet the criteria by having at least two wines rated at 94 points or more.
Sirromet scored 96 points for its 2010 Private Collection LM Reserve Assemblage red blend and 94 points for a 2010 Le Sauvage (wild yeast) Shiraz Viognier.
Sirromet Wines Chief winemaker Adam Chapman with a bottle of 2010 Private Collection LM Reserve Assemblage. Photo: Supplied
Danielle Cronin: Do you ever dream about ditching the 9-to-5 desk job and moving into the wine-making business? It will require serious dough.
Colliers International advises a North Tamborine cellar door has been snapped up by Mason Wines for $1.4 million.
A North Tamborine cellar door has been snapped up by a winemaker for $1.4 million after being put to the market earlier this year. Photo: Supplied
Katherine Feeney: Here's the latest from the Port of Brisbane oil spill via Transport Minister Scott Emerson:
Culprit in today's POB oil spill face fine up to $11m plus clean-up costs! A small number of birds have been oiled. pic.twitter.com/SznHA843td— Scott Emerson (@scottemersonmp) July 29, 2013
Fairfax Radio 4BC is marking the birth of little George Alexander Louis by creating an official royal keepsake that will be sent to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Brisbane residents are invited to add their congratulations to 4BC’s Congratulatory Message Book that will include drawings and letters that commemorate this historic event.
To have your own message added to the book, visit 4bc.com.au
Natalie Bochenski: Fans of American rockers Fall Out Boy will be pleased to hear the quartet will return to Australia in October for a nationwide tour.
They'll hit the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 27 October, with special support guests British India. Tickets through Ticketek.
RT @jessica_ross10: Council works begin on restoring the #Kirra surf break to its former glory #tennews #GoldCoast pic.twitter.com/TFaVahfIRE — TEN News Queensland (@tennewsqld) July 29, 2013
A legend dies: Former rugby league coach Graham Murray. Photo: Getty Images
Sean Baumgart: More tributes are flowing in for NRL legend Graham Murray who passed away in a Brisbane hospital yesterday.
North Queenslanders developed a particular affection for the former coach after he took the Cowboys to their first grand final in 2005.
“Not only was Graham an outstanding rugby league coach, he was also a great man who was embraced by the region during his time with our club,” the Cowboys said in a statement on Monday.
“Graham was renowned for his positivity and his kindness towards everyone who he came into contact with. He had the ability to comfortably mix with all circles of life from the top-end corporate world to the everyday supporter of the club.”
Katherine Feeney: And now, in cardiovascular news: Australia’s leading cardiac research centre, Baker IDI, has released the results of a major study today that shows "widespread complacency" among heart attack survivors, which number about 55,000 each year.
Key findings include:
- One in ten heart attack survivors continued to smoke following their first heart attack (13%).
- One third of survivors (35%) remained above the recommended treatment targets for total cholesterol and/or blood pressure for those with cardiovascular disease.
- Less than half of survivors maintained a healthy diet and even less are exercising regularly.
- Carers appear to be more deeply affected post-event, carrying a greater emotional burden and expressing concern that nearly half of survivors (45%) hadn’t taken responsibility for their future heart health.
That's pretty grim when you consider that roughly one in four people who have a heart attack will go on to have another, or require medical intervention in the year following their heart attack. And when, according to the researchers, one in 11 heart attack victims will die as a result...
Katherine Feeney: Drive presenter and face of 612 ABC Brisbane’s Exhumed competition Tim Cox has just revealed the names of six finalists who are now in the running for the title of Brisbane's best undiscovered band.
Drawn from nearly 200 entries, the finalists had to be over 30, unrecognised and playing music for the "joy it brings" rather than the money they might make.
The finalists are:
- Dustbin Hoffmans
- The Roseberys
- Old 45s
- Diddly Squat
These talented performers will now go on to play for gold before 500 fans at the Exhumed Grand Finale, to be held at the Kedron Wavell Services Club on August 3.
Mr Cox - and a yet-to-be-named special guest - will crown the 612 ABC Brisbane Exhumed Winner at the end of the evening.
You can listen to the finalits' music via the ABC Sound Cloud page in the meantime.
Police are investigating an armed robbery at a pizza shop in Kippa Ring last night. http://t.co/2wmE1xwqmC — QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) July 29, 2013
The mayor of Palm Island, who has spoken out against alcohol restrictions in indigenous communities, has pleaded guilty to sly-grogging, AAP reports.
Alf Lacey was part of a group stopped by police as they sailed toward the island, off Townsville, with liquor on board in January last year.
The island is subject to strict alcohol limits under the Liquor Act.
He was fined $100.
Katherine Feeney: Looks like TEDxBrisbane is back for 2013 with organisers announcing today that applications to attend the event will open on Wednesday this week.
However, unlike previous years, the event will be ticketed - $95.00 for adults, $50.00 for students/concession card holders.
But there will also be scholarship places available - all the information is available via the website.
Kim Stephens: The bomb squad has once again declared an emergent situation at the site of an Ipswich chemical blast that cost a 37-year-old man three fingers last week.
The re-imposition of the emergency order comes as one of three men injured in the blast was charged with an array of explosive offences.
#IpswichWest Declaration boundary: From Brisbane St to the east, Burnett, Darling E, Syntax and Herbert streets to the north. (1/2)— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) July 28, 2013
#IpswichWest Declaration boundary: From Challinor & Johnstone streets to the west; Tiger St to the south. (2/2)— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) July 28, 2013
A bomb-squad officer carries an esky from a house where a man received horrific injuries on Thursday. Photo: Sarah Harvey/The Queensland Times
Natalie Bochenski: Channel Nine scored some sky high ratings for the finale of The Block last night.
623,000 people in Brisbane watched the announcement that Adelaide twins Alisa and Lysandra had won the competition, after their apartment sold for $295,000 over its reserve price.
Nationwide, the show topped 3 million viewers for the winners' announcement, with 2.6 million for the auctions.
Nine will no doubt hope Big Brother can keep the ratings rolling in when it premieres tonight.
Katherine Feeney: When do you think a Federal Election will be called?
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told media this morning that parliament will resume on August 20 if a federal election hasn’t been called by then.
There are many pollsters who say that a sitting could hurt the ALP's chances at a win.
An election can be held as late as November 30, but today is the last day the writs can be issued for an August poll.
Could we have a date in the next 24 hours?
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott cross paths at the opening of ASIO's new headquarters in Canberra. Photo: Andrew Meares
Katherine Feeney: The State Government has announced residents and businesses will now be able to treat infestations of the potentially fatal fire ant themselves.
Previously only Biosecurity Queensland staff were permitted to treat nests through a program which has cost the state $270 million since fire ants were first discovered at the Port of Brisbane and at Wacol in 2001.
Agriculture Minister John McVeigh on Monday said the new policy was more cost effective and less bureaucratic.
However the position has attracted strong criticism. Opposition agriculture spokesman Tim Mulherin said it risked undoing 12 years of work, while Ipswich councillor Paul Tully said the plan "was doomed to fail".
"This is a stupid and dangerous approach in the war on fire ants," Cr Tully said.
What do you think?
AAP: Police say a woman who abandoned her newborn son on a doorstep in Queensland won’t face criminal charges.
The baby, who’s been dubbed Moses, was found tucked in a wicker basket left at the door of a family’s home at Logan in Brisbane’s south on Saturday.
With him were supplies of nappies, bottles and formula.
Police began searching for the child’s mother and found the woman, aged in her 20s, yesterday.
It’s not known if she’s been reunited with the child.
Katherine Feeney: Uh-oh:
Route 444 buses may be delayed up to 10 mins due to a crash on Moggill Rd near Grandview Rd, Pullenvale.— TransLink SEQ (@TransLinkSEQ) July 28, 2013
AAP: A man is about to face court charged with manufacturing the explosives that rocked a house at Ipswich last week.
The blast tore a 37-year-old man’s hands to pieces on Thursday. Another man, 43, suffered only minor injuries.
A 43-year-old man has since been charged over blast, police said on Monday, and he is due to face the Ipswich Magistrates Court later today.
Meanwhile the police bomb squad has been detonating stockpiles of highly explosive chemicals at the Clay Street home.
The 37-year-old, who lost fingers and suffered a groin injury in the blast, remains in hospital.
Man loses hand in explosion
The bomb squad are called to an Ipswich home Thursday night after an explosion causes "significant, traumatic injuries" to a man's hand.PT1M7S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2qo2x 620 349 July 26, 2013
Amy Remeikis: How do you like your eggs? The Queensland government recently approved an increase in the stocking densities for free range layer hens. Where once 1500 chickens per hectare was the maximum, now 10,000 chickens per hectare can claim the same label.
A spokesman for agricultural minister John McVeigh defended the 567 per cent increase as being based on the national Poultry Code “which state governments agreed to implement in 2002”.
But it could be a boon for marketers, who are still legally able to use the term ‘free range’ to sell eggs from operations which can increase their layer numbers, without having to increase the provided space.
Here's the full story...
A legend dies: Former rugby league coach Graham Murray. Photo: Getty Images
Katherine Feeney: Some sobering news for football fans this morning: Former North Queensland Cowboys and NSW Origin coach Graham Murray has passed away aged 58 after he suffered a second heart attack earlier this month.
Family and friends rallied around him on Sunday at a Brisbane hospital before his life support was turned off.
Murray was due to coach Wynumn this season and the Australian Jillaroos at the recent women's World Cup but stood down due to ill health.
Wynnum Manly CEO Scott Thornton issued a statement on Sunday saying: "The Seagulls are sad to report the passing of Graham Murray tonight. Family and friends all appreciate that Muzz was one of the great men of rugby league. We ask for privacy for his family during this difficult time."
AAP: A special police taskforce has raided the Rebels motorcycle gang’s clubhouse on the Gold Coast.
A 57-year-old patched member of the gang has been charged with selling liquor without a licence following Friday night’s raid.
Police seized alcohol, cash and other items during the search, part of Taskforce Vanguard’s focus on tackling outlaw bikie gangs on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. The charged man will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on August 12.
Kim Stephens: Less than slick: Maritime safety authorities are investigating the source of an oil spill at the Port of Brisbane this morning.
We've been told there are globules of oil on the water and on structures at the wharf.
Apparently port staff noticed the slick just after midnight, but authorities were unable to determine the extent of its spread in the dark.
Investigations by maritime authorities after sunrise determined the oil spill was relatively small.
We'll bring you the latest as it comes to hand.
Katherine Feeney: Fair bit of congestion on the wet roads this morning. A stationary vehicle on the right hand lane of the Pacific Motorway near Klump Road is causing medium delays through Upper Mount Gravatt.
Meanwhile "infrastructure damage" has closed the right lane of Beenleigh Road -between Bintani St and Bywood St - affecting outbound traffic. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.
And, in the last 5 minutes, we've seen incidents affecting traffic on Musgrave Road, Red Hill, and along Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove.
It would be Monday, wouldn't it...
Danielle Cronin: Translink reports minor delays on the Sunshine Coast train line and ferry services.
A new six knot speed limit on the Brisbane River between the Story Bridge and Newfarm, to allow for the safe reconstruction of Riverwalk, is causing the delays to CityCat and ferry services.
The 5.56am Gympie North to Roma Street train is delayed seven minutes. It is now due to arrive at Roma Street station at 8.55am.
On the buses:
Route 196: Browning St stop 5 (near Boundary St) South Brisbane blocked by emergency services. Use stop 6 (near Russell St) as alternative— TransLink SEQ (@TransLinkSEQ) July 28, 2013