Brisbane Live At Work: Wednesday June 19

Brisbane Live At Work: Wednesday June 19

It's almost home time for many.

There are no major issues on the public transport system or significant crashes to report.

It's 17 degrees, which is two degrees shy of the maxium.

Thanks for joining us. We'll be back tomorrow.

The missing 15-year-old.

The missing 15-year-old.

Photo: Police Media

Police are asking the public to help track down a 15-year-old girl who went missing in Ipswich in March.

The girl was last seen by family at the East Ipswich Railway Station on March 15 where it is believed she took a train to Brisbane.

She is described as Caucasian, 160cm tall with brown hair, brown eyes, an average build and a fair complexion.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Ipswich Police or Crime Stoppers.

No criminal charges will be laid over a nepotism scandal at the University of Queensland, which lead to the resignation of two heads.

University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor Paul Greenfield resigned last year after an internal investigation found irregularities in the enrolment of a student to whom he is related.

Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission was asked by police to examine if there were possibly criminal offences over the alleged ‘‘forced offer for entry’’ into the medical program.

IBM Australia is in the midst of axing up to 1500 Australian staff in a reshuffle that will send many jobs offshore to Asia and New Zealand, according to sources.

Affected staff have told Fairfax Media between 1200 and 1500 local jobs are being made redundant this year in several waves.


There will be plenty of bids to attract the patronage of visiting British Lions fans this weekend. One of those places will be Riverside Centre Plaza where there'll be a day-long festival on Saturday.

It's being dubbed the Lion's Den Festival. A big outdoor screen will show the 2001 Test Series. British & Irish Lions songbooks have been printed, and include Swing Low Sweet Chariot which will no doubt ring out through the city.

The Pig ‘N’ Whistle has an adapted menu, and there will be food stations (spit roasts and vindaloo) and live entertainment throughout the outdoor area of the plaza. Entry is free and there will be free buses to and from Suncorp Stadium for ticketholders.


Police are looking for a man responsible for robbing a convenience store in Wooloowin with a knife this morning.

The man entered the Lisson Grove store at 6am, leaving with cash and cigarettes.

He is described as a 180cm tall Caucasian with a slim build, aged between 30 and 35 years of age, and was wearing a dark hooded jumper, jeans, and sandshoes.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 or

At the inquest: Witness Desmond Edmondstone has taken the stand.

He has told the court his late friend Larry Charles confessed to being involved in the murders of Sydney nurses Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans in 1974.

In extraordinary detail, Mr Edmondstone recounted what Mr Charles had confessed while the pair was staying at a caravan park in Rockhampton in 1978.

Mr Edmondstone said the young women were raped then bashed to death at the paddock at the base of the Toowoomba range.

Lorraine Ruth Wilson (left) and Wendy Joy Evans were found murdered in 1978 after they went missing in 1974.

Lorraine Ruth Wilson (left) and Wendy Joy Evans were found murdered in 1978 after they went missing in 1974.

Photo: Wolter Peeters

From the inquest into the 1974 killings of young Sydney nurses Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans:

Kim Sandercock says she cannot recall having a conversation with a strange woman at Toowoomba's Crown Hotel about the killing of the nurses at Murphy's Creek.

She has previously told police she met a woman named Ellen at the hotel's lounge bar in 1984, who told her, in great detail, about the nurses' deaths 10 years earlier.

But she could not recall that conversation when she fronted a coronial inquest in Brisbane this afternoon.

‘‘I'd give my life to help,’’ she said. ‘‘But I can't remember.’’


Political opinions aside, the Brisbane government precinct is happening.  So how should it look?

The government has launched an online survey to gauge public opinion. Here is how deputy premier Jeff Seeney explains it;

“Should a casino be ruled in or out, what are the best uses for the heritage buildings that will be preserved as part of the precinct redevelopment and how will that redevelopment appropriately relate to Parliament House, 1 William Street and the Brisbane River?

“This is a unique opportunity to revitalise the George Street end of the Central Business District, which includes Heritage listed buildings which date back to our city beginnings.”

To have your say, head here

There's been a change of chef at Bacchus at South Bank.

Americo Fernandes has been replaced by Mark Penna. For the past three years he's been chef de partie at Aria, before that working at Baguette under Bruno Loubet and with Herbert Berger at London's Michelin-starred 1 Lombard Street.

Smokin' cocktails at Bacchus Bar in South Bank.

Smokin' cocktails at Bacchus Bar in South Bank.