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Tony Moore: Nurses and midwives angry at restructuring programs at south east Queensland hospitals will protest outside Parliament House tomorrow.
It’s no coincidence that Health Minister Lawrence Springborg and his portfolio chiefs will be appearing at estimates hearings at the same time.
Last week Queensland Health fumbled with a sensible suggestion to try to attract additional younger nurses, making the effort seem like an attempt to force experienced nurses to resign.
The Queensland Nurses Union is still angry.
Phil Lutton: Organisers of The Brisbane International tennis tournament have promised to make the biggest announcement in the event's history tomorrow morning.
Twitter is buzzing with rumours, but given superstars like Serena Williams, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have all played in Brisbane, the field narrows greatly.
It must be either Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal - and I'm tipping Federer. We'll all find out at 9.30am tomorrow for the official announcement.
Is Roger Federer heading to Brisbane? Photo: Pat Scala
Simon O'Brien: Education Queensland staff tried to intimidate the president of a Parents and Citizens Association into ending an online campaign to save her school, a budget estimates hearing has heard.
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says departmental staff contacted the woman to ask her to stop her Facebook and Twitter campaigns.
"She is appalled, she has felt intimidated, she has felt bullied," Ms Palaszczuk says.
Natalie Bochenski: Proud parents Cassie and Gary Thomas have welcomed to the world little Georgie, who was born at the RBWH at 6.26pm on Monday.
That makes her just a little older than the new royal prince!
Cassie and Gary Thomas with their daughter Georgie. Photo: Natalie Bochenski
Amy Remeikis: Brisbane’s new children's hospital COULD be named after the new prince - the Premier says it will be up to Queensland to decide.
Amy Remeikis: Meet Nicholas John Hart - who was born within hours of the new prince - he'll be one of the first to receive a "commemorative boxed medallion" from the state government.
All babies born on July 22 will receive the special medallion.
The government is also considering naming a "major civic building" after the as yet unnamed royal baby.
Newborn Nicholas John Hart will recieve a special medallion marking his birth date, the same belonging to the royal baby. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Scott Beveridge: News of the royal birth was announced in Cleveland today by Redland City Town Crier Max Bissett.
The town crier stood outside the Redland City Council chambers in Bloomfield Street and read a proclamation of the birth and congratulated Catherine and Prince William on behalf of the people of Redland City, The Bayside Bulletin reported.
The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy in London's St Mary's Hospital, at 1.24am Brisbane time.
Royal baby salute from Redland
The Redland City Town Crier, on Brisbane's bayside, hails the arrival of "a healthy baby boy" to the royal family and extends congratulations for "a long and happy life".PT1M36S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2qgfj 620 349 July 23, 2013
Simon O'Brien: A Good Samaritan stabbed after chasing a couple of bag snatchers in Milton has appealed for public help to identify them.
Shaayaal Cameron, 36, was stabbed in the neck and the back of the hands in what Detective Inspector Glen Farmer described as a "brutal and savage" attack.
"The people from the bar who gave me immediate first aid probably saved my life," Mr Cameron said.
"If anyone saw anything please come forward because they don't deserve to get away with it."
Stabbing victim Shaayaal Cameron.
Amy Remeikis: Residents who live within the G20 security area will need passes to be able to come and go, but they won't be hamstrung by particular times.
It is anticipated it will be the biggest peace time security operation in the nation's history.
Amy Remeikis: Police Minister Jack Dempsey and police are launching a community engagement program to talk all things G20.
Residents and businesses will be door knocked to fill them in on security arrangements and the like.
"It's a time to showcase this particular area, as well as the state," Mr Dempsey said.
Police Minister Jack Dempsey speaks with the media. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Simon O'Brien: The Taiwanese animated news service behind the infamous videos about the Tiger Woods scandal and Australia's 2010 federal election have provided their hilarious take on the royal birth.
Simon O'Brien: The Queensland government has spent $56,000 in four months investigating the viability of the state’s schools.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said consultancy firm JPA Australia had received $56,165 during the proposed school closure assessment and the government made no apologies for seeking an independent view.
So far, eight schools across the state have been marked for potential closure.
Scott Beveridge: Royal commentator Dickie Arbiter has revealed his list of likely royal baby names to 612ABC.
He expects Catherine and William to go with a more traditional name like Charles or Phillip.
What will the royal baby be called?
Albert, Charles and George are all possible names for the royal baby but there may be a hint of disappointment that there will now be "three generations of kings".PT1M10S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2qfrw 620 349 July 23, 2013
Simon O'Brien: Explain what happened or resign.
That’s the Queensland opposition’s message to Police Minister Jack Dempsey over his visit to Cairns that was originally for personal reasons before one of his staff requested that an event be ‘‘thrown together’’ for the weekend and it became a taxpayer funded trip.
Tony Moore: Things are getting very tense between conservative politicians on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane over plans to ask the state government to chip in for the management of the Gold Coast’s badly eroded beaches.
Sources are saying Brisbane residents spent almost $500 million holidaying on the Gold Coast in the past 12 months, and they are bewildered and surprised that Premier Campbell Newman has flatly rejected Gold Coast City Council's request that the two levels of government jointly provide the $30 million needed to get the Glitter Strip’s beaches in order.
There is likely to be a lot more on this debate to come.
A February photo of erosion at Surfers Paradise. Photo: Michelle Smith
Katherine Feeney: We've just had word from the Premier's office that Campbell Newman and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg will issue an official comment about the royal birth this afternoon at a Brisbane hospital. We'd thought noted fan of the monarchy, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, may have raised his hand for the opportunity! Imagine the relief when a check of his Twitter account revealed he was on the case from the word go...
From this 18 hours ago:
Duchess in labour! http://t.co/R7BjZg8b4n— AML (@Austmonarchist) July 22, 2013
To this, five hours ago:
My congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the safe arrival of their son, The Prince of Cambridge— Jarrod Bleijie (@JarrodBleijieMP) July 22, 2013
Capital effort sir!
Simon O'Brien: Australians have revealed the brands they trust more than any other, with germ killer Dettol taking out the top spot.
Readers Digest commissioned a survey of more than 3000 people to build its list of Australia’s Top 10 Most Trusted Brands.
In order, they are: 1 Dettol, 2 Band-Aid, 3 Panadol, 4 Dulux, 5 Colgate, 6 Guide Dogs, 7 Elastoplast, 8 Cadbury, 9 Johnson & Johnson, 10 Weetbix.
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Simon O'Brien: Two peace activists, including Brisbane school teacher Greg Rolles, 31, have entered Queensland's Shoalwater Bay military training area in a bid to disrupt joint Australia-US military exercises.
Supporters from a group called Peace Convergence say the men entered the training area on Tuesday morning.
In a pre-prepared statement, Mr Rolles said: ‘‘The Australian and US military forces have taken, and continue to take, many innocent lives and waste money that could be used in, amongst others, our ailing education system.’’
The other man, 71 year old retiree Graham Dunstan, said he wanted to protest against the culture of war.
Talisman Sabre 2013
Sailors and Marines conduct well deck operations during a combat rubber reconnaissance craft (CRRC) and landing craft air cushion (LCAC) joint-force exercise aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Photo: MC2(SW/AW) Andrew B. Church
Scott Beveridge: 4BC interviewed the owner of The Old Boot Inn, William and Kate's local pub, this morning.
John Haley says he has met the royal couple dozens of times and was even invited to their wedding.
The celebrations at the pub are set to go on well past the 11pm closing time.
Royal pub 'almost lifted'
William and Kate's local pub saw patrons almost lift the inn "off the floor" with excitement as the owner declares the royal couple will be "fabulous parents".PT1M11S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2qfkl 620 349 July 23, 2013
Simon O'Brien: There is plenty of interest this morning in John Birmingham's blog on the Rudd government's asylum seeker policy reforms.
Simon O'Brien: It looks like Brisbane City Council has its own ideas about marking the birth of the royal baby.
Kim Stephens: Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is not giving away too much about the "visual tribute" being planned by the state to mark the birth of the royal baby today.
Speaking to 612 ABC Brisbane's Steve Austin this morning, Mr Newman congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of baby Prince Cambridge but would not reveal what Queensland's tribute will be.
"This afternoon I will be with the health minister Lawrence Springborg and we will be talking about a range of ways we will celebrate this important event," he said.
"[Attorney General] Jarrod Bleijie has been coming up with some ideas ... There is a range of things we will be doing but I'm going to be talking about them this afternoon."
Phil Lutton: Some big news out of Red Hill this morning, with reports Corey Norman could be dumped to the Intrust Super Cup this weekend. Norman was groomed as a future star for the Broncos and has been poached by the Eels next season.
But he's struggled to live up to expectations for the Broncos and could be playing for Norths in Rockhampton this weekend instead of taking on the Cowboys in Townsville.
The team is announced later today so stay tuned to this story.
Brisbane Broncos utility Corey Norman. Photo: Getty Images
Simon O'Brien: Students are back at Mitchelton State High today, following a fire in the science lab on Monday morning.
The school was evacuated and classes were cancelled after fire erupted in the science block about 8.30am.
After a safety inspection overnight, the school announced in a statement on its website that classes would resume.
Phil Lutton: From his first day in charge of what was a crumbling empire, Ewen McKenzie had some convincing to do.
Four years later, he speaks about the highs, the title, 'one-game winning streaks' and his legacy at Queensland rugby.
Reds coach Ewen McKenzie. Photo: Ian Hitchcock
Tony Moore: Old Yarranlea School sounds fictional, like one part of a Tim Winton novel where the Australian characters, swim and dance, play, yell and laugh.
But it is not.
Old Yarranlea is the only city school in Australia where trainee teachers can get experience at a one-teacher country school, and it is in Brisbane, right in the middle of Griffith University at Mt Gravatt.
It is also on a list of schools to be shut down.
Parents and students want Education Queensland to keep Old Yarranlea School at Mt Gravatt open.
Amy Remeikis: Premier Campbell Newman has denied Police Minister Jack Dempsey's official trip to Cairns last year began as a personal visit, despite the minister's office confirming the sequence of events.
Emails show Mr Dempsey had pre-arranged a visit to Cairns for personal reasons in May last year, and an adviser from his office later asked a staffer at police headquarters if there was a “quick event” that could be “thrown together” for the trip.
The Minister for Police Jack Dempsey. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
A man has been charged with possessing a banned military-style assault rifle on a resort island off the far north Queensland.
Detectives went to Green Island last night after reports a man had a weapon, and found the rifle in his room.
The 52-year-old man is facing two counts of unlawful possession of a category D weapon, and one count of unlawful possession of a restricted item.
Danielle Cronin: No problems on the trains but minor issues on most ferry services and several bus routes, according to Translink.
The affected ferry services include: CityCat; Holman Street to Thornton Street Cross River Ferry; Norman Park to New Farm Park Cross River Ferry; CityHopper; and Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River Ferry.
There are delays on the South East Busway, a lift outage at the Upper Mt Gravatt busway station, and bus changes at Forest Lake and surrounds.
To check if your service is affected, visit Translink’s website.
Queensland is planning a ‘‘visual tribute’’ to honour the birth of the royal baby.
Premier Campbell Newman will reveal the nature of the tribute today after the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy overnight.
There’s no clues on what form it might take, but Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says there are no plans to light up the Story Bridge with blue lights.
For all things royal baby, there’s a live blog here.
Who will the new royal baby most resemble? Harry's red hair has a small chance of being passed on, but chances are the baby boy will look most like Kate, geneticists say. Photo: AFP