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Brisbane Live: Thursday October 10, 2013

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

Sunshine

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!

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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. 

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.

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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."

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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".

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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
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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
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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
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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. 
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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

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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.

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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.

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