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Tony Moore: Family First will have candidates in each of Queensland's 30 electorates in this year's federal election on September 7.
And the person who is Family First's number one Senate ticket holder is Aidan McLindon, who won the seat of Beaudesert with the LNP, became an independent,then formed his own party- The Queensland Party - that was eventually taken over by Katter's Australian Party.
Dan Nancarrow: Five things we learnt this Tuesday
1. The average council wage is set to rise by $55 a fortnight
Following a pay deal between Brisbane City Council and unions.
2. The wife of Joe Hockey has been appointed to the Q Super Board
Melissa Babbage was appointed to the position at the state public servant super fund in June.
3. Tatts Group has secured a site in Newstead for its new global headquarters
The gaming company paid $8 million for the 3254 square metre site.
4. The state government has gifted $2 million of inner-city land to Youngcare
The land in Wooloowin will be used to build a third accommodation centre.
5. Australia has lost the fourth Ashes Test to England
Following a second inning batting collapse by the tourists.
Dan Nancarrow: The traffic lights at the intersection of Ann Street and Brookes Street are not working due to an electrical fault.
Police say motorists can expect delays in Fortitude Valley which is already experience congestion due to the Ekka.
Dan Nancarrow: Brisbane hit a high of 28 degrees at 1.58pm today having fallen to 13.1 degrees this morning.
The outlook for tomorrow is for a mostly fine day with a possible afternoon shower and a top of 26.
Amy Remeikis: The Queensland government has quietly appointed the wife of shadow treasurer Joe Hockey to the QSuper Board.
Sydney-based Melissa Babbage, a self-made millionaire and former senior executive at Deutsche Bank, was appointed to the $45,000 position at the state public servant super fund without fanfare in June.
Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls gazetted Ms Babbage's appointment on June 19, however the government did not issue a release despite publicly announcing appointments to the Games Infrastructure, Emerald Agricultural and Racing Industry boards in the months before and after.
Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey and his wife Melissa Babbage kiss, after he delivered his post Budget address at the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 16 May 2012. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Photo: Alex Ellinghausen / Fairfax
'If they put Sound of Music on once more God help me' the difference between a nursing home and Youngcare pic.twitter.com/we0DtkSE0r — Shane Doherty (@ShaneDoherty_9) August 13, 2013
Katherine Feeney: The Brisbane City Council will soon approve an item put forward by The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and his cabinet which will allow for an old bus stop site at the end of Brunswick Street, New Farm, to be leased to a private company and turned into a cafe.
Paul Sheeran, Nick Manning and Michael Alden, trading as Coffee at the End of the Road, won the tender, and will pay a base rental of $30,000 per year to the council to operate at the old stop.
The council also stands to benefit if the coffee shop proves to be successful, with 5 percent of gross revenue over $500,000 going back to City Hall.
The term of the lease is five years...
AAP: A far north Queensland man has faced court charged with killing protected birds by feeding them corn laced with poison.
The Department of Environment alleges more than 50 birds died from pesticide poisoning on a grazing and grain producing station near Cairns in 2011.
At least 10 were protected brolgas.
Katherine Feeney: The 4412th meeting of Brisbane City Council is underway at City Hall, and the Chairman of the Field Services Committee, Councillor David McLachlan, had just answered a question about, well, poo.
Specifically how the gross amount of poo collected at this year's Royal Brisbane Show will be disposed of.
"Well, there are some 10,000 critters at this year's Ekka," Cr McLachlan began.
"All up over the ten days of this Ekka will result in some 2000 tonnes of Ekka poo.
"It has been the practice in the past that a good proportion of this will go towards the beautification of our city botanic gardens..."
"And that's what's going to happen this year, he said, with 500 tonnes of poo to be collected and stored at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
What, uh, 'excrement' news...
While briefly on the topic of the federal election, there are still a few seats left for the House of Power - a night of pre-election forums held at Brisbane's Powerhouse.
Low cost airline Scoot inspired by federal political contest. Photo: Supplied
We tip our hat to the low-cost airline Scoot for this punny effort inspired by the federal election. The image was taken at a bus stop on the Gold Coast.
If you see a particularly interesting federal election sign and you want to share, send images to email@example.com.
Nine News: Forget hot spot:
Scott Beveridge: Transport minister Scott Emerson deals with concerns that the Ekka isn't listed as a train stop and that you must have your Ekka ticket to be eligible for the $6 return pass.
Getting to the Ekka by train
Transport minister Scott Emerson deals with concerns that the Ekka isn't listed as a train stop and that you must have your Ekka ticket to be eligible for the $6 return pass.PT2M40S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rt4j 620 349 August 13, 2013
Amy Remeikis: The government has granted five inner Brisbane blocks of land to Youngcare for new facilities.
Premier Newman says it's an "innovative" way for the government to help NGOs, like Youngcare, without impacting the budget.
Campbell Newman making the Youngcare announcement. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Dan Nancarrow: Victorian police believe 39-year-old Dion Hayes may be heading to Queensland having failed to appear in a Melbourne Court last month on a number of sexual assault charges.
The Campbellfield man is believed to be driving a white Ford van with the Victorian registration PCU738
Police believe he may have shaved his head.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Triple zero or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au
Police are searching for Melbourne man Dion Hayes.
Matthew Macklin: Two of the Ekka's bravest producers who were rocked by floods at the start of this year have been recognised with a Queensland Minister's Resilience Award at the show today.
Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli presented the award to cattle and horse breeders Tony and Kate Mortimer as well as their three young sons. Also receiving the award was pineapple grower Chris Doyle.
The raging Burnett River ripped through the Mortimer's property in Eidsvold, causing extensive damage, while Doyle's pineapple crops in the Gympie district were wiped out by the torrent of water from the Amamoor Creek.
Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli presents the winners with their award. Photo: Matthew Macklin
Ten News: A car wrecking building is "totally destroyed" by a "particularly intense fire" at Coopers Plains late Monday night with 40 firefighters battling "multiple explosions".
Warehouse destroyed by fire
A car wrecking building is "totally destroyed" by a "particularly intense fire" at Coopers Plains late Monday night with 40 firefighters battling "multiple explosions".PT0M54S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rt3u 620 349 August 13, 2013
Scott Beveridge: A virtual bus tour being played at the Ekka shows Brisbane bus route 300, from Adelaide street in the city along Kingsford Smith Drive to Toombul Shopping Centre.
Route 300: A virtual trip
A virtual bus tour being played at the Ekka shows Brisbane bus route 300, from Adelaide street in the city along Kingsford Smith Drive to Toombul Shopping Centre.PT2M20S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rt4e 620 349 August 13, 2013
These shouldn’t be hard to spot.
Ipswich detectives have appealed for public help to find four machines stolen from a Yamanto business between 5.30pm on Friday August 9 and 7.20am on Monday August 12.
The items stolen from the Warwick Road business include two Dynamic wood chippers and two Rayco stump grinders.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
One of the machines stolen from Yamanto. Photo: Supplied
Beattie does Beatty
Door knocking in Beatty Street, Loganlea in Forde. pic.twitter.com/Pes2B9nYwB— Peter Beattie (@SmartState1) August 13, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: Two firefighters are in hospital with minor injuries after battling an intense blaze at a Brisbane wrecking business for more than three hours overnight.
The A1 Nissan wrecking business on Musgrave Road, Coopers Plains, was engulfed by flames about 11.30pm on Monday. It's the second time in three years the wrecking business has been devastated by disaster since the 2011 floods.
One firefighters suffered minor smoke inhalation, while another injured his ankle.
Katherine Feeney: Cyclists in Brisbane are allowed to ride on roads, footpaths and dedicated bike tracks, but which routes are the safest or the quickest or best suited to each rider's needs?
The answers could be revealed through a world-first experiment involving a Brisbane-based transport planner and Berlin's urban design think tank, the BMW Guggenheim Lab.
The Dynamic Connections Map was created by AECOM's Rachel Smith and her lab mates, New York University Adjunct Professor in communications John Schimmel and digital designer Dave Dawson.
Dynamic Connections Map co-developer Rachel Smith
Marissa Calligeros: Police are appealing for a person who contacted them with information relating to the murder of Shandee Blackburn to come forward again.
Crime Stoppers received a call from a person on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 30, with information about Ms Blackburn, who was stabbed to death near her Mackay home on February 9.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Fire crews still at the scene of a warehouse in Coopers Plains destroyed by a massive blaze last night pic.twitter.com/da6ITsm0aN — Penny Dahl (Cameron) (@Pennycopter) August 12, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: The forecast for Tuesday is a fine and mostly sunny day with a top of 27.
The temperature is currently 22.2 degrees having fallen to 13.1 degrees at 6.36am.
Marissa Calligeros: What a welcome to this Tuesday ...
Nine News: A giant sign of a bikini model welcoming people to the Gold Coast in the sixties was stolen, dismantled and shipped to Vietnam, according to the vets who have come clean.
Vietnam vets admit to stealing 'Candy'
A giant sign of a bikini model welcoming people to the Gold Coast in the sixties was stolen, dismantled and shipped to Vietnam, according to the vets who have come clean.PT1M34S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rso1 620 349 August 13, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: Three people have died in less than 24 hours on country Queensland roads.
A woman died in a firey crash on the Cunningham Highway, 60km west of Warwick, about 1.30am today.
On Monday morning, a young man and woman died when their car collided with a truck at Willowvale, about 15km north of Warwick.