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Brisbane Live: Thursday October 10, 2013

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Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.

Join us back here tomorrow for the latest news and weather.

Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 28.3 degrees this morning having fallen to a low of 14.3.

Things are meant to be much, much hotter with a top of 36 degrees expected.

I guess that means summer is here early!

Police seized $60,000 worth of ecstasy pills and methamphetamines from a house and car in Logan south of Brisbane.

Police seized $60,000 worth of ecstasy pills and methamphetamines from a house and car in Logan south of Brisbane.

Marissa Calligeros: Police have seized $60,000 worth of ecstasy pills and methamphetamines from a house and car in Logan south of Brisbane.

Three men were arrested after police raided a Shailer Park house yesterday afternoon.

Officers found 400 MDMA pills, commonly known as ecstasy, with an estimated street value of $10,000, as well as cash, drug utensils and an extendable baton.

Police also searched a car parked near the house and found a stash of methamphetamines worth $50,000.

Dan Nancarrow: Live from the Queensland Plan: In closing the Premier has told the delegates "Please go out there and spread the good news about this great new plan for Queensland."

Dan Nancarrow: Live from the Queensland Plan: Campbell Newman is addressing the Brisbane Summit for the last time this afternoon.

He has thanked the delegates for their passion in contributing their ideas.

He says the Queensland Plan will be something "important and powerful".

Amy Remeikis: Queensland will be without one of its senators until at least February next year.

Barry O'Sullivan, the LNP pick to replace Barnaby Joyce who moved to the House of Representatives will not be affirmed by state parliament next week.

Mr O'Sullivan was due to have his party nomination affirmed by parliament last month. But at the last moment, proceedings were adjourned, because of an ongoing Crime and Misconduct Commission inquiry.

Barry O'Sullivan provides an update on the condition of his grandson, Patrick O'Sullivan.

Barry O'Sullivan provides an update on the condition of his grandson, Patrick O'Sullivan. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: One of the speakers has taken issue that the term multiculturalism hasn't been used throughout the summit, saying she is very disappointed that the benefits of being inclusive of other cultures hasn't been addressed.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: Another suggestion is to decentralise government by putting specific industries into other parts of the state which have connections with those industries.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: You knew rugby league would get a mention. One of the representatives has jokingly suggested one of the goals should be that Queensland win State of Origin for every one of the next 30 years.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: The bold ideas are coming thick and fast. A representative has proposed the idea of banning sporting teams from advertising unhealty lifestyle choices.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: One of the representatives has suggested replacing carbon-based technology with nuclear technology, saying the group took the lead of the Premier who told delegates yesterday to think big.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: Nine representatives from the delegates are reporting back to the summit with summarised for each of the top priorities.

Amy Remeikis: Live from the Queensland Plan: Premier Campbell Newman has listed some of the targets of the Queensland Plan:

- Four lanes on the Bruce Highway from Sunshine Coast to Cairns and eight lanes from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast

- increasing the average population age

- more inclusion for the regions

Premier Campbell Newman flanked by MP Andrew Powell.

Premier Campbell Newman flanked by MP Andrew Powell. Photo: Amy Remeikis

Connor O'Brien: The Logan Thunder have announced admission to their first home game of the season on Saturday will be free in a show of appreciation to the community support that recently saved the club.

The Thunder were set to fold last month until a massive local response raised enough funds to allow them to participate in the 2013/14 season.

They will take on the Melbourne Boomers at Logan Metro Sports Centre on Saturday at 2pm.

Logan Thunder's Laurie Koehn is blocked by Canberra Capitals Brigette Ardossi and Carly Wilson

Logan Thunder's Laurie Koehn is blocked by Canberra Capitals Brigette Ardossi and Carly Wilson Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Dan Nancarrow: Live from the Queensland Plan: Delegate, and Wavell High School student, Rhiannon Bolton's priorities she pitched as part of the Queensland Plan were to stress the need for environmental conservation, as well as an increased focus on improved educational outcomes statewide.

She's been pleased with how both topics have been received.

"I think accessibility to education needs to be improved to bring out the bright minds in the community. I think that if access to education is improved the rest (of the answers to our issues) will follow," she said.

Rhiannon Bolton from Wavell State High School.

Rhiannon Bolton from Wavell State High School. Photo: Dan Nancarrow

Nine News:

Dan Nancarrow: Saved by the police the duck is back up and cruising on the river again.

The duck returns to the river.

The duck returns to the river.

Dan Nancarrow: The Queensland Plan: The results so far on the priorities shortlist are:

1. Education being valued as a lifelong experience 

2. Connected to their communities

3. Focusing on industry development and diversification

4. Attracting bright minds

5. Infrastructure enables regions, business and communities to reach their full potential

Kristian Silva: Queensland’s unemployment rate has remained at 5.9 per cent for the third month in a row.

September statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday morning also show there is now an equal ratio of Queensland men and women who are unemployed.

The seasonally adjusted figures show the male unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 per cent to 5.9 per cent, while the female rate increased 0.2 per cent to 5.9 per cent.

Marissa Calligeros: Two people have been taken to hospital with burns to their face and hands after a fire broke out in the bedroom of a Gold Coast unit this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Sunrise Boulevard apartment about 9.50am and managed to contain the fire to the bedroom. The blaze was extinguished in 10 minutes.

Two residents have been taken to hospital, one with burns to their face and hands and the second with burns to their hands.

Amy Remeikis: Live from the Queensland Plan: The delegates at the Queensland Plan are about to vote on their chosen goals, using a remote system.

As a practice, they were asked to choose their favourite colour.

No surprises here - blue was the run away winner.

And now the real voting begins.

Kristian Silva: Firefighters will today pay tribute to fallen colleagues during National Firefighters’ Remembrance Day.

Flags at Queensland fire stations will fly at half-mast, and firefighters will pause for a minute’s silence.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) Commissioner Lee Johnson said 49 firefighters in the state had lost their lives in the line of duty since 1877.

“Along with our firefighters and their families, it is important for all Queenslanders to take the time today to remember the contributions of the fallen,” he said.

Marissa Calligeros: Firefighters have just extinguished this blaze in a unit on Sunrise Boulevard at Surfers Paradise. It's believed all residents escaped without serious injury.

Marissa Calligeros: If you were stuck in this traffic gridlock on the M1 this morning it was due to a prang Yatala ...

Nine News: 680 delegates at the Queensland Plan summit map out the priorities for Queensland in the next 30 years on Wednesday, with daylight saving one of the major topics on the agenda.

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680 delegates at the Queensland plan summit map out the priorities for Queensland in the next 30 years on Wednesday, with daylight saving one of the major topics on the agenda. Nine News

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Amy Remeikis: Live from the Queensland Plan: Atmosphere is down to business - delegates are ranking the goals they developed yesterday in order of what they believe the priority should be.

Which means they are one step closer to policy. 

Delegates get "familiar with the summary" Queensland Plan.

Delegates get "familiar with the summary" Queensland Plan. Photo: Amy Remeikis

Dan Nancarrow: Live from the Queensland Plan: We're back here at the Convention Centre for the final day of the Brisbane Summit. 

Delegates are currently voting on the priorities collated from yesterday's discussions.

Will be interesting to see what the results are.

Nine News: Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey joined the NRMA to urge Queenslanders to get ready for Storm Season in King George Square this morning.

ABC News: It's mango season! And the first tray at the Rocklea Markets sold this morning for $42,000 ...

Marissa Calligeros: A plan for a second $1.3 billion parallel runway at Brisbane Airport finally has wings, with a major infrastructure announcement due to be made today.

It is understood the corporation has since decided to foot much of the bill for the second runway and press ahead with the next crucial stage of construction to ensure the runway is operating by 2020. 

Brisbane airport main runway

Brisbane airport main runway Photo: Scott Beveridge

Dan Nancarrow: Good morning and welcome to Brisbane Live.

We'll be coming to you live from the Queensland Plan again from 9.30am today as it wraps up in Brisbane.

Stay tuned for the latest updates.