Dan Nancarrow: Thanks for reading Brisbane Live.
Be sure to follow our blog again tomorrow when we'll be coming to you live from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the launch of The Immortal: Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil tour.
Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Dan Nancarrow: Five things we learnt this Tuesday:
1. Angelina Jolie has decided to shoot parts of her new film in Queensland
The Oscar winner will shoot scenes from Unbroken at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, as well as other parts of the state and in New South Wales.
2. Campbell Newman says he "won't be giving any more chances" to bikies
Following the recent criminal motorcycle gang activity on the Gold Coast.
3. The RBA has kept interest rates on hold
The official cash rate remains 2.5 per cent.
4. The US government has shutdown
Following Congress's failure to break a partisan deadlock.
5. Lance Franklin is set to join the Sydney Swans
The premiership winning Hawthorn Hawks star was expected to join fledgling NSW side Greater Western Sydney.
Simon Holt: The first Falls Music & Arts Festival Byron Bay is a sellout. The three-day festival over the new year period features some big artists, including Violent Femmes, The Cat Empire and Neil Finn. All camping is free for the festival which also has a comedy and arts line-up.
Local market stall holders will be setting up stalls at the festival and local visual and performance artists have been engaged to help coordinate arts activities before and during the festival.
Details will be announced in the coming weeks of a Youth Skills Program that will give local youth hands-on experience and mentoring in carpentry, construction, bush regeneration and event management.
Danielle Cronin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and stories will be celebrated at Dreamworld Corroboree - a new feature due to be launched at the theme park in December.
Dreamworld received a federal government grant to work with the local indigenous community to develop the tourism experience.
Dreamworld Corroboree will include an interactive presentation featuring live performance combined with a short-film titled “Creation of the Gold Coast” – the local Yugambeh people’s story. Dot painting, fire-making, live didgeridoo playing, animal talks and demonstrations of spear throwing will also be part of the new attraction.
So where's Angelina Jolie shooting her new film Unbroken?
The Queensland and New South Wales governments have claimed victory in their bids to entice the Academy Award winner actress to produce a feature film in their respective states.
Queensland Arts Minister Ian Walker announced a "major coup" for the state, with Jolie deciding to shoot Unbroken in locations in Queensland, including Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
Angelina Jolie meeting locals at Werris Creek, NSW, during location scouting last month. Photo: Barry Smith
Baby humpback whale is free of shark nets off the Gold Coast. See the incredible video #9NEWSat6 pic.twitter.com/myeQ2kafw1 — Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) October 1, 2013
Natalie Fortuna: The little people at the Royal Children’s Hospital were treated to a visit from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Cat in the Hat this afternoon.
The Cat (James Stafford) toured the surgical ward in full costume to entertain the children, giving juggling lessons and putting on a miniature acrobatic show for his petite admirers.
The Cat in the Hat runs at QPAC until October 5.
James Stafford entertains sick kids as The Cat in the Hat. Photo: Natalie Fortuna
Frantic efforts to save a baby whale caught in nets off G Coast Mum is making it hard for rescuers.@9NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/lmU6Q0FcH3 — Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) October 1, 2013
Scott Beveridge: A driver who witnessed a truck crash on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane Tuesday morning says the two trucks were "way too close to each other".
Truck was 'way too close': Witness
A driver who witnessed a truck crash on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane Tuesday morning says the two trucks were "way too close to each other".PT1M11S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2upyp 620 349 October 1, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: Tomorrow we will be blogging live from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre for the launch of Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
We'll have updates from rehearsal and training throughout the day as the incredible Cirque Du Soleil performers prepare for the opening performance in Brisbane.
Marissa Calligeros: A whale, believed to be up to eight metres long, is stuck in shark nets off the Gold Coast.
Lifeguards spotted the stranded whale off Tallebudgera Beach about 3pm.
"It's really choppy out there today," Gold Coast chief lifeguard Warren Young said.
"We're hoping to have it freed very soon."
Marissa Calligeros: A fourth Bandido bikie member is about to be charged over Friday's brawl outside a Broadbeach restaurant.
Three Bandidos, including senior member Jacques Teamo, were charged earlier today.
Scott Beveridge: Bikie-related crime on the Gold Coast is "a problem of police numbers" according to civil libertarians as the state government vows to make laws the "toughest in the world".
Police shortage causing bikie problems
Bikie-related crime on the Gold Coast is "a problem of police numbers" according to civil libertarians as the state government vows to make laws the "toughest in the world".PT1M38S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2upqg 620 349 October 1, 2013
Marissa Calligeros: The Reserve Bank has kept interest rates on hold at 2.5 per cent.
AAP: Another person has been infected by measles in Queensland. It is the 18th measles case in the state this year.
In the latest case, the infected person visited Ipswich police station and the Ipswich Courthouse a number of times between September 23 and 27 as well as UFS pharmacy at Booval on September 26.
Public health physician Dr Heidi Carroll says those who have visited these areas should be alert for measles symptoms, particularly if they have not been vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease.
The new case was the eighth in the Ipswich area this year, Dr Carroll said.
AAP: A judge will consider whether slain Brisbane woman Allison Baden-Clay’s counsellor should be made to give evidence during her husband’s murder trial.
Gerard Baden-Clay, 43, returned to court on Tuesday as prosecutors and his own lawyers applied to question the family counsellor in court.
Simon Holt: Brisbane Times has this year been a proud partner of Brisbane Festival. Here are a few stats to come out of what people are clearly dubbing the best Brisbane Festival yet:
• 470,000 people turned out to watch Sunsuper Riverfire, while 452,000 viewers tuned in on television.
• Box office records were smashed, with a 30 per cent increase over last year.
• 440,000 Festival-goers flocked to South Bank to see Santos GLNG City of Lights (up nearly 50 per cent on last year) and 300,000 saw the Brisbane Airport Light Garden.
• Sell-out shows included La Soirée, Freeze Frame, Calexico, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Psycho Beach Party.
Amy Remeikis: Premier Campbell Newman is back from his trade mission and says we are on the 'cusp' of a trade boom.
He's also been briefed on the bikie situation and says the government will be doing all it can to stop their illegal activities.
Campbell Newman speaks to the media this afternoon. Photo: Amy Remeikis
Overpass being inspected on Bruce Highway after truck crash @tennewsld pic.twitter.com/MgFe9AXHEo — Tegan George (@tegangeorge) October 1, 2013
Dan Nancarrow: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Warrego, the Darling Downs and Granite Belt with damaging winds expected to hit the west of the state in the next several hours.
Marissa Calligeros: There are still big delays on the Bruce Highway after that earlier truck crash ...
Nine News: The man at the centre of a bikie brawl at Broadbeach says he feels "very sorry" for families in the restaurant but he had to start a brawl to attract police and save his own life.
Trouchet started brawl for 'survival'
The man at the centre of a bikie brawl at Broadbeach says he feels "very sorry" for families in the restaurant but he had to start a brawl to attract police and save his own life. Nine NewsPT1M50S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2upm7 620 349 October 1, 2013
Simon Holt: She is woman. Hear her roar in April next year when Helen Reddy returns to the stage in Brisbane.
Reddy has been off the road for 10 years, but Marie Osmond reckons the queen of 70s pop still has what it takes to dazzle a crowd. She's had more than a dozen global hits and was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award.
She hosted her own television show and had three number 1 hits in the US. For the trivia buffs, she's dined on her birthday with HRH Prince Charles, danced in the White House with the President of the United States, and had a tulip named after her in Holland.
Tickets are on sale next Tuesday and will set you back somewhere in the vicinity of $79.
Marissa Calligeros: Police are investigating reports of another bikie brawl on the Gold Coast.
A fight erupted and furniture was thrown outside a smoothie shop on the Gold Coast Highway at Nobby Beach about 10.45am today.
It's not yet clear whether bikies were involved, but police are at the scene.
Marissa Calligeros: A pre-trial hearing for accused wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay is currently under way in the Supreme Court in Brisbane.
Justice Glenn Martin is set to decide if a family counsellor privy to confidential discussions can be called as a witness at Mr Baden-Clay's upcoming trial.
Marissa Calligeros: Traffic has ground to a halt on the Bruce Highway after a semi-trailer smashed into an overpass and was then hit by another truck.
The overpass is being inspected by engineers and the clean-up is expected to take several hours.
The scene facing emergency workers on the Bruce Highway. Photo: Nine News
Scott Beveridge: Here's a look at the new Gold Coast light rail tram in action this morning:
Marissa Calligeros: Police have charged three Bandidos members over the weekend's brawl on the Gold Coast.
Police arrested a Bandidos member early this morning.
Within hours, Bandidos member Jacques Teamo walked into the Southport Police Station.
He was followed by another member of the gang a short time later.
The three men have now been charged.
Dan Nancarrow: Got the hankering for some brains?
Are you ready to get you undead on?
This Sunday the annual Zombie Walk will be held at the RNA Showgrounds with a special Carnival of the Dead event helping raise funds for the Brain Foundation of Australia.
Brisbane Zombie Walk 2008
Zombies take over Brisbane's streets during the Brisbane Zombie Walk in 2008.
Marissa Calligeros: An Aboriginal settlement in Queensland's far north has been put in lockdown after more than 100 people besieged the local police station.
Police allegedly Tasered a person late on Monday, prompting a riot in the tiny community of Aurukun on the Cape York Peninsula.
The community erupted after the incident, forcing officers to retreat to the police station compound.
Doctors, nurses and other public servants were flown out of the settlement about 800 kilometres north west of Cairns, while police reinforcements were flown in.
Kim Stephens: Two trucks have collided at high speed on the Bruce Highway this morning, after one slammed into the Anzac Avenue overpass and a second hit it from behind.
The Australian Traffic Network's Jay Lane said a south bound truck hit the overpass in North Lakes at high speed about 9.20am, dislodging the second trailer, which became wedged under the bridge.
A second B-double truck following behind then collided with the trailer.
Emergency services are currently on scene.
Amy Remeikis: Premier Campbell Newman has returned from his trade mission in the United Arab Emirates and Asia.
Mr Newman is expected to hold a press conference later today.
Marissa Calligeros: The Bandidos bikie who reportedly started the brawl outside a Gold Coast restaurant at the weekend has just walked into Southport Police Station.
Jacques Teamo, who was shot at Robina Town Centre last year, has handed himself in to police.
Marissa Calligeros: There's been another accident involving a cyclist and a car on Dornoch Terrace ...
Marissa Calligeros: This was the view over Brisbane this morning ...
Marissa Calligeros: It's been hot, hot, hot ...
The Bureau of Meteorology is in the process of crunching the official figures this morning, but preliminary results indicate Queensland has experienced the hottest 12 months on record, and the hottest September on record.
Daily temperatures were frequently 4.09 degrees above the long-term average last month, the bureau says.
We'll bring you the official figures as soon as possible.
Dan Nancarrow: Having a look at the weather this morning the forecast is for a top of 31 with evening rain and a storm.
The current temperature is 24.5 after hitting a low of 18.4.