Cameron Atfield: That's it for Brisbane Live today, but there's still plenty more to come tonight.
Natalie Bochenski: If you've wandered past the Brisbane River at South Bank today, you may have spotted this giant barge.
The 75m wide structure has taken up residence in the river ahead of the 2013 Brisbane Festival.
The barge holds over 120 tonnes of technical equipment, which will be used in the festival's largest and most high-tech event - the Santos GLNG City of Lights.
Measles alert from Qld Health following a 2nd case in Qld.Patient used public transport while contagious between Aug 9 & 17. — Julie Korner (@JulieKorner) August 22, 2013
Kim Stephens: Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has claimed LNP candidate Mal Brough asked him for money to fund a campaign to destroy Peter Slipper's reputation.
Mr Palmer dropped the bombshell claims on Thursday, more than a year after the alleged meeting in April 2012.
Clive Palmer. Photo: Glenn Hunt
The @Bris_Powerhouse is home to the #HouseOfPower in 2 hours, you can join the federal politics conversation now at http://t.co/4dJLDC5epx — News Talk 4BC 1116 (@NewsTalk4BC) August 22, 2013
RT @howieb69: Karla Gilbert talks to @DarrenCurtis9 about the safety changes to be implemented by @surfqld #9NEWSat6 pic.twitter.com/Q2SWf6c35E — Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) August 22, 2013
Kim Stephens: The number of retirees who own their homes outright is tipped to fall from the current rate of 78 per cent to just 2 per cent by 2050.
The startling figure emerged as the Queensland Council of Social Services released its Pensioners Cost of Living report, which also revealed that already those aged over 65 who rent, rather than own, their properties do not enjoy basic living standards.
Police want to speak to this man. Photo: Police Media
Dan Nancarrow: Police want to speak to this man in regards to two sexual assaults at Lutwyche yesterday.
A 21-year-old woman was assaulted at about 3.10pm at the Lutwyche Bus Interchange while a 19-year-old woman was assaulted on Florri Street at 4.15pm.
The man is described as a slim Indian man, 175cm tall, with black hair and was wearing a hoodie, jeans, sunglasses and was carrying a bag.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au
Police talking to neighbour who witnessed police shooting in Yandina-Coolum Road #Coolum. @9NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/7neUOvYJ8w — Alyshia Gates (@alyshiagates) August 22, 2013
Natalie Bochenski: TV show The Project has revealed where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will be tonight (instead of at the House of Power local candidate debate at the Brisbane Powerhouse).
Natalie Bochenski: Sometimes you've just got to admit you're a fan and ask for a photo!
Bert Newton is playing DJ Vince Fontaine in the new production of Grease.
"If only this was my real hair," he quipped about his quiff.
Brisbanetimes.com.au reporter Natalie Bochenski with Australian TV legend Bert Newton.
AAP: Premier Campbell Newman says parliament’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victims and the two officers involved.
‘‘Police have had to use lethal force and perhaps there is also a family tragedy that has unfolded as well,’’ he told parliament.
‘‘The men and women who wear the blue uniforms wear them proudly in a true spirit of community service, putting their lives on the line every single hour of the day.’’
UPDATE: Emergency crews have fire in plant room at the Wesley Hospital under control. — Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) August 22, 2013
Nine News: Kevin Rudd's Griffith opponent weighs in on Kevin Rudd's decision not to appear at the House of Power forum:
In House of Power forum news:
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has snubbed his Brisbane electorate by cancelling a six-week booking at the House of Power debate in front of 550 locals.
Instead, his staff suggest Victoria and western Sydney are more important.
Mr Rudd had been booked by brisbanetimes.com.au, Fairfax Radio 4BC and Nine News to debate the LNP's Bill Glasson at the Brisbane Powerhouse tonight.
Member for Griffith Kevin Rudd. Photo: Glenn Hunt
Tony Moore: Here's our look at the battle for the seat of Brisbane, one of the seats which will be featured in tonight's House of Power forum:
Politicians should outline their policies costings when they announce them, rather than wait until the end of an election campaign, and a conscience vote should be allowed on same sex marriage, according to undecided voters in the marginal seat of Brisbane last night.
They also said neither major party had announced any policies to help small businesses at the halfway point in the campaign.
The Brisbane skyline. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
Natalie Bochenski: Tell me more, tell me more!
Here's the first look at the new cast of Grease doing Summer Lovin' at the Lyric Theatre.
It features Rob Mills as Danny and Gretel Scarlett as Sandy.
The production opens on Sunday 25 August
The Grease cast run through their paces at the Lyric Theatre. Photo: Natalie Bochenski
AAP: Here's the full story on the make-up artist unhappy with Kevin Rudd's treatment of her last night:
Bridal make-up artist and hair stylist Lily Fontana worked on both Mr Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott ahead of the televised debate at the Broncos Leagues Club on Wednesday. She says she's never had a client treat her so badly.
Ms Fontana took to Facebook afterwards to compare her interactions with the two leaders:
Caused a stir: Lily Fontana put this post on Facebook. Photo: Screen grab
AAP: Five Queensland public servants face possible disciplinary action over their role in the disastrous health payroll debacle.
The Public Service Commission is examining what action should be taken against public servants named in the Queensland Health payroll system inquiry report released earlier this month.
IT Minister Ian Walker told parliament this morning the commission's chief executive, Ian Maynard, has found five individuals should be issued show cause notices.
We've got an update on the House of Power forum tonight. Looks like the Prime Minister has pulled out at the last minute:
Rudd doesn't look like he is turning up to local candidate debate tonight in Griffith. "Listen, I’ve got other responsibilities" #AusVotes— Judith Ireland (@CanberraCamper) August 22, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: The scene of last night's double murder and police shooting ...
Phil Lutton: Brisbane Lions chairman Angus Johnson has been accused of having "botched" the recruitment of Paul Roos as he faces a coup from the board, backed by none other than Leigh Matthews.
The Lions board met on Wednesday and ended with directors Mick Power, the influential property mogul, and mining executive Paul Williams saying they would lead a rival ticket at the AGM in December.
Leigh Matthews coached the Lions to three premierships and four grand finals in succession. Photo: Getty Images
Chris Barrett: Ipswich Grammar graduate Shane Watson has recorded his highest test score, reaching 176 in the first innings of the fifth Ashes test at the Oval in London.
Watson admitted the hundred felt like a "consolation" with the Ashes already lost.
Brutal: Shane Watson has scored his third Test century, Photo: AFP
Marissa Calligeros: Police commissioner Ian Stewart says the officer who shot dead an armed man at the scene of a double murder on the state’s Sunshine Coast is "living every police officers’ worst nightmare".
Mr Stewart has told Fairfax Radio 4BC he’ll speak with the officer and his first-year partner once they’ve had time to deal with reliving the events.
Marissa Calligeros: The body of one victim in a Sunshine Coast double murder has been removed from the crime scene.
Meanwhile, residents have expressed their shock at the double murder and police shooting.
"When I found out what it was, I thought, 'oh, my God'," one woman has told the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Marissa Calligeros: Three people are dead after a double murder and police shooting in a beachside suburb on the Sunshine Coast.
Police were called to a domestic dispute at Coolum Beach about 10pm yesterday and confronted by a man believed to have been brandishing a machete.
One senior officer shot the man, who later died in hospital.
When police entered the house they found a man and a woman dead inside.
Police at the scene of a Coolum double murder and police shooting. Photo: Seven News
4BC: This Facebook post from Lily Fontana, who says she did the make up for both leaders at the debate last night, has been circulating this morning:
Seems like it is same old Kevin. Brisbane is too small a place to let you get away with it PM! pic.twitter.com/OXkUT60PQJ— Gary Hardgrave (@GaryHardgrave) August 21, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: The Canadian backpacker missing in outback Queensland has been found.
He was spotted by an experienced mustering pilot early this morning about 16 kilometres outside Quilpie.
Mark Kenny: Kevin Rudd has used the second Leaders' debate to breathe life into his flagging election campaign, attacking Tony Abbott's record as health minister and depicting the Liberal's proposed paid parental leave scheme as unaffordable.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at second leaders debate at the Broncos Leagues Club in Brisbane. Photo: Andrew Meares
Smell something burning? Smoke haze drifting across Brisbane this morning from controlled burn at Mt Coot-tha. pic.twitter.com/g9NrT9kLCm — Penny Dahl (Cameron) (@Pennycopter) August 21, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: There are delays for train commuters on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines this morning.
Customers can expect delays of up to 40 minutes.
Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.
It's a big day for us today with the House of Power forums to be held at the Brisbane Powerhouse tonight.
We'll keep you updated on the build up to the forums as well as all the latest news and weather throughout the day.