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AAP: Queensland’s men and women in blue could soon be catching criminals on Segways.
State police rolled out the two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles on Monday, becoming the first law enforcement agency in Australia to use them.
The machines will be tested for three months in Brisbane’s South Bank and the Cairns Esplanade.
In July, Queensland became the first Australian state to approve the vehicles, which are used in many European countries and the majority of US states, for the public.
Brisbane hit a high of 25.6 at 11.40am today on a fine day in the Queensland capital.
The forecast for tomorrow is a mostly fine day with a possible shower and a top of 24.
Phil Lutton: Last year, Quade Cooper became a rugby pariah with his damning assessment of life in the Robbie Deans’ Wallabies.
Now he has been welcomed back as a changed man, with senior players praising Cooper’s approach in his second coming in the green and gold.
Cooper has been widely tipped to return to the starting line-up when the Wallabies face the Springboks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night, with Ewen McKenzie hinting there may tweaks with the starting side after consecutive losses to the All Blacks.
AAP: Hardcore criminals will no longer be able to tap into Queensland’s emergency service radios under a new half-a-billion dollar service.
The current analogue service will be phased out to make way for a wireless, digital network.
Premier Campbell Newman says the state is required to have the system in place for next year’s G20 world leaders’ summit.
The new service will be rolled out to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns by next year, and the rest of the southeast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Kevin Rudd is taking reader questions live from the brisbanetimes.com.au office from 4.30pm. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
Nine News: Police. On Segways. Need we say more:
AAP: Convicted triple murderer Max Sica’s appeal against his conviction and sentence has been dismissed.
Sica, 43, was last year convicted of the murders of his former girlfriend Neelma Singh, 24, and her siblings Kunal, 18, and Sidhi, 12.
Members of the Sica family were in court and his mother and father protested loudly after Justice John Muir delivered the judgment.
Tony Moore: Brisbane would be the headquarters for Labor's eleventh industry innovation partnership if it wins the federal election on September 7.
The city will be the home base for a mining industry innovation partnership, under a $16 million slice of a $500 million program announced at the start of the election campaign.
Marissa Calligeros: Gay rights activists say council funding for the Brisbane Pride Festival will help cement its place as a fixture on the city's event calendar.
Brisbane City Council has funded the festival for the first time, committing $21,000 over the next three years, despite a petition opposed to the funding.
The extra money comes as the festival moves from Perry Park to New Farm Park.
Tony Moore: The Coalition wants to set up a $40 million Reef Trust - jointly co-ordinated by Queensland and federal governments - to manage the Great Barrier Reef.
This step has been announced in Townsville on Monday by Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt who released the Coalition’s Reef 2050 policy strategy.
Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Supplied.
'My son is innocent' Max Sica's dad responds to his son's appeal being dismissed @9NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/kLPzvVUcnt — Sophie Walsh (@sophie_walsh9) September 2, 2013
Nine News: News on the appeal of Max Sica:
Max Sica appeal dismissed @9NewsBrisbane— Sophie Walsh (@sophie_walsh9) September 2, 2013
Kim Stephens: Two men lost their lives in separate car crashes on the Sunshine Coast and near Goondiwindi at the weekend.
At Wondalli, east of Goondiwindi, a man died overnight Saturday, following a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Wyaga Road and Cunningham Highway sometime after 10pm.
A passerby discovered the crash scene about 9.30am Sunday.
AAP: A senior Vanuatuan official has been sentenced in a Brisbane court to five and a half years in prison for his part in a $4.5 million tax fraud.
Clarence Lawry Marae pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to conspiring to defraud the Commonwealth of Australia.
He was arrested last year while passing through Sydney airport with the nation’s prime minister, Sato Kilman, en route to Israel.
Three Australians were convicted in 2011 and jailed for their role in the scam, which involved stripping companies of their assets so the companies were unable to pay taxes.
Natascha Mirosch: The foursome behind Red Hill's Colle Rosso are opening a second venue in the new Hamilton Harbour development. L'Angolo Bistro is slated to open at the end of next month, according to co-owner Laura Petricelli.
“It's wonderful that because it's being built from scratch we get to choose everything ourselves,” she says. “The boys [owner/chefs David Ruggiero and Marco Mureddu] are pretty excited about the state-of-the-art kitchen we're putting in.”
Plans afoot: The Red Hill's Colle Rosso foursome will open a second venue in the new Hamilton Harbour development called L'Angolo. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
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The 2013 Brisbane Festival will feature a new light installation, Santos GLNG City of Lights. Photo: Atmosphere Photography
Wanted for questioning: Hohepa Morehu-Barlow. Photo: Katherine Feeney
AAP: Jailed fake Tahitian prince Joel Morehu-Barlow, who swindled $16 million from the Queensland government, is inadvertently helping to detect breast cancer.
Barlow brought millions of dollars worth of luxury products, including a Hermes riding saddle and Louis Vuitton luggage.
His purchases were auctioned earlier this year and the state recouped about $12 million.
Health minister Lawrence Springborg said the government had been able to increase funding for breast screening services last financial year by redirecting $1 million from what had been defrauded.
Kim Stephens: A teenage delivery driver was threatened with a machete and robbed of a pizza order when a man's EFTPOS card was declined in Loganlea on Saturday night.
Police say the 18-year-old drove to a Sarah Street home about 9.15pm after an order had been placed and was approached by a man who attempted to pay with his EFTPOS card.
When the transaction was rejected, the man produced a machete and demanded the pizzas.
Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Marissa Calligeros: Nearly 1000 people have gathered to remember a couple brutally murdered in their home on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last month.
David Young and Louise Dekens were killed by Mr Young's brother Anthony, who was shot by police outside the family's Nambour home and later died.
Their 12-year-old daughter witnessed the frenzied attack.
Friends and family have established a trust fund to help the young girl with counselling, living expenses and her education.
Louise Dekens and David Young. Photo: Nine News
Marissa Calligeros and AAP: Gerard and Allison Baden-Clay had separate counselling sessions just days before her alleged murder, a court has heard.
The couple had individual counselling sessions on April 16.
Gerard reported his wife missing on April 20. Her body was found 10 days later under Kholo Creek Bridge.
AAP: The US Navy has released photos of two bombs that were dropped on the Great Barrier Reef during a botched military exercise.
The bombs have been recovered and disposed of, while two others will remain on the sea floor.
US warplanes were forced to drop four bombs after they ran dangerously low on fuel during a problem-plagued training exercise in central Queensland in July.
Members of the US Navy recover bombs from the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: US Navy
Marissa Calligeros and AAP: Concerns about a family counsellor's evidence is complicating the case against accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay.
The counsellor is required by the federal Family Law Act to give clients confidentiality. But they could be forced to take the witness stand.
Supreme Court Justice Glenn Martin told Crown prosecutors this morning to make an application to question the counsellor ahead of a pre-trial hearing.
The application would be argued in court and if successful the pre-trial hearing would go ahead, he said.
Marissa Calligeros: Election fever has taken over Queensland's far west corner this morning.
Punters in Birdsville for the town's annual races are already lining up at the polling station at the local gym to take advantage of early bird voting.
Election fever has taken over Birdsville.
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin: A grieving father has rejected media reports and rumours circulating on social media that his daughters were joyriding when they died in a car crash in central Queensland.
Chris Schobbe believed the road surface was to blame for the deaths of his "lovely girls" Jessica, 15, and Rheanna, 12, when the car rolled several times on Norpine Road, near Yeppoon on Thursday afternoon.
"The major issue I have is the claims they were out joyriding and that is an absolute no," he said.
Jessica, 15, and Rheanna Schobbe, 12, died when the 4WD Jessica was driving overturned at Yeppoon. Photo: Facebook
AAP: A Queensland court is about to rule on an appeal by Max Sica, who's fighting his 35-year jail term for murdering three siblings a decade ago.
The Court of Appeal is on Monday expected to rule on Sica's appeal against his conviction and sentence for the murders of his former girlfriend Neelma Singh, 24, and her siblings Kunal, 18, and Sidhi, 12.
Their bodies were found in the spa of their family home in the outer Brisbane suburb of Bridgeman Downs in April 2003.
Sica was sentenced in July last year to a non-parole period of 35 years, the longest term ever ordered in Queensland.
Kim Stephens: A man and woman have been seriously injured in a collision between a truck and car at Toowoomba this morning.
The two vehicles collided about 7am at the intersection of Oakey Pittsworth Road and Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road.
The injured pair were both occupants of the car.
The road is expected to be closed throughotu the mornign and police have advised motorists to seek an alternate route.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating .
Dan Nancarrow: The Brisbane Writers Festival kicks off this week and I rather fortunately got the chance to speak to Marvel Comics scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick about her appearance.
DeConnick is the writer of fan favourite Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel Carol Danvers struts her stuff in the pages of Marvel Comics. Photo: Marvel Comics
Ten bandidos bikies waiting in court for the appearance of member charged over weekend stabbing in Fortitude Valley. @tennewsqld — JESSE GRAYSON (@JESSEGRAYSON1) September 1, 2013
Kim Stephens: A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a stabbing in Fortitude Valley early Sunday believed to have links to the Bandidos.
Two men, aged 28 and 30, were wounded after an altercation upstairs in Brunswick Street's Hot Gossip nightclub at 4.20am.
Kim Stephens: A man has been charged with arson after allegedly torching a truck and a food delivery business in Rockhampton overnight.
Around 10.15pm a truck, which was parked beside a building in Bolsover Lane, was found to be engulfed by flames.
The rear of an adjacent building also sustained extensive fire damage.
A 47-year-old local man has been charged with three counts of arson.
He is due to appear before the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on September 23.
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Marissa Calligeros: Lawyers for accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay will be back in court today.
A judge is expected to decide whether a counsellor can testify at his trial.
The case review will start at 9.15am in the Supreme Court.
Marissa Calligeros: There are typical Monday morning delays on the M1 today ...
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