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One man dead, one more critical following crane falls at Brisbane construction site

Updated December 14, 2015 22:20:19

Map: Newstead 4006

One particular man is dead and yet another has been critically injured following a crane fell more than at a building website in Brisbane’s inner-city.

The crane fell over on Longland Street at Newstead just soon after 7:00pm (AEST), crushing the two men underneath it.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other has been taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a vital situation.

Fire crews said the crane was still running when they arrived.

They said the crane operator had minor injuries.

Workplace Health and Safety are investigating the lead to of the incident.

Police stated Doggett Street, at the intersection with Industrial Road at Fortitude Valley, is closed.

Motorists are asked to keep away from the area if achievable.

Subjects: accidents—other, newstead-4006, qld

Initial posted December 14, 2015 22:16:38

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Brisbane Roar fight back to beat Wellington Phoenix in Cairns

Updated December 12, 2015 19:54:57

Jamie Maclaren breaks away against the Wellington Phoenix Photo: Jamie Maclaren had a host of possibilities just before ultimately scoring the winner for Brisbane. (Getty Photos: Chris Hyde)
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Brisbane has clawed a two-1 win more than Wellington thanks to a late Jamie McLaren aim in hot and humid conditions in the first ever A-League clash in Cairns.

In-kind Roy Krishna place the Phoenix in front on the stroke of half-time, punishing the Roar for a litany of wasted possibilities in attack.

But coach John Aloisi’s rejigged side found its groove in the second half, with substitute Steven Lustica and Maclaren providing the goals that secured the Roar’s very first win in a month.

SCOREBOARD: BRI two-1 WEL

Brisbane two-1 Wellington
in Cairns, December 12, 2015
fourShots on target3
14Shots off targetten
56%Possession44%
4Corners1
3Offsidesfour
Brisbane Roar: two (Lustica 71′, Maclaren 86′)

Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Krishna 45+1′)

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The outcome keeps Brisbane in touch with early A-League pacesetters Western Sydney and Melbourne Victory, even though the Phoenix have now dropped to sixth on the ladder.

Unable to play at Lang Park since it is getting returfed following two current concerts, the Roar only pulled in a disappointing five,162 fans at Cazalys Stadium, even though some supporters would have been deterred by the harsh mid-afternoon sun.

Players were provided respite from testing circumstances with a drinks break midway by way of the very first half, with the pre-match wet bulb globe temperature reading at 28 – according to FFA’s heat policy, the threshold at which drinks break or a delayed kick-off ought to be regarded as.

The 1st breakthrough for Brisbane came in the 71st minute, not long soon after Aloisi emptied his bench with his third and final adjust.

Creating up for a fluffed opportunity minutes earlier, Maclaren unleashed Jean Carlos Solorzano with an impressive via ball and the Costa Rican’s cutback located Lustica, who blasted residence from close range.

Maclaren then netted the winner with 4 minutes to go, latching onto a lengthy ball from the back and rounding goalkeeper Glen Moss, whose attempt at collecting the ball really set the former Perth Glory frontman up with a fortuitous ricochet.

Brisbane must have taken the lead far earlier but seemed gun-shy and were usually thwarted by outstanding final-ditch Wellington defending.

They had the greater of the initial half but dropped their guard just ahead of the break when Fijian flyer Krishna scored his fifth objective of the season.

Hovering at the corner of the penalty box, Krishna was afforded far also considerably space by Brisbane’s defenders.

Cutting onto his right, he danced about lax challenges from Jack Hingert and Dimi Petratos and fired off a low shot that identified the bottom corner.

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External Link: A-League 2015-16 ladder

Subjects: a-league, soccer, sport, cairns-4870, qld, australia, brisbane-4000

First posted December 12, 2015 19:17:57

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‘Best news I have heard all day’: Brisbane butcher allegedly admired Paris attacks

Posted December 04, 2015 16:11:34

A supermarket butcher watching the Paris terror attacks on tv told his colleagues he wanted to go to Europe and kill people with a machete, a Brisbane court has heard.

The Supreme Court heard Matthew James Hutchison was watching the coverage of the deadly attacks in Paris at perform final month when he mentioned “this is the greatest news I have heard all day, all nations ought to understand to shut their doors”.

Justice Peter Flanagan said the butcher told his workmates “I want to book a flight to Europe and walk by means of all nations with a machete and kill men and women”.

He allegedly mentioned the Paris attacks had been “inevitable”.

The court heard he also stated “you know what, I actually hate police” and “when I have some Sudanese folks come and try and kill me, I will defend myself”.

Police spoke to a quantity of Hutchison’s colleagues about the comments.

The court heard in the course of a search of Hutchison’s property exactly where he lives with his grandfather, police found two gun safes, a number of weapons like a shotgun on his bed, a hunting knife, a physique armour vest, night-vision goggles as nicely as ammunition.

Police seized 12 weapons.

Hutchison allegedly told police he purchased a big amount of ammunition when it was on sale.

He was charged with unlawful possession of weapons and failing to securely store weapons.

Justice Flanagan said Hutchison is involved in a paintball shooting club which goes in some way to explain the armour.

A healthcare assessment located he did not have any underlying psychotic illness.

Justice Flanagan mentioned Hutchison had a licence to hold weapons though he did not appropriately retailer them.

He said he “doesn’t pose any real threat to the neighborhood” and granted Hutchison bail with a quantity of situations.

Hutchison must reside with his parents exactly where no weapons can be held, report to police and attend the mental overall health service at the PA Hospital.

He must not method any international departure point without the permission of the prosecution and surrender his passport.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, crime, terrorism, crime-prevention, brisbane-4000, qld

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Thousands turn out in Brisbane march calling for climate change action

Posted November 28, 2015 12:18:05

Thousands gather in Queen's Park for a climate action rally through Brisbane. Photo: Thousands collect in Queen’s Park for a climate action rally by way of Brisbane. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)
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About five,000 folks have braved hot and humid weather in the Brisbane CBD for a climate change rally ahead of United Nations climate talks in Paris subsequent week.

They included members of the Pacific Climate group, who spoke at the rally to raise issues that many Pacific islands would face catastrophic sea level rise without having critical international effort to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

The protest is one of a number of demonstrations planned across Australia this weekend.

From the gathering point in Queen’s Park, the rally started a march through the CBD and across the Brisbane River to South Bank.

Ipswich couple Ray and Robin McGuire mentioned they have been attending since they wanted the Queensland and federal governments to halt Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.

“We adhere to the (climate alter) problem extremely closely,” Mr McGuire mentioned.

Ray and Robin McGuire came from Ipswich to attend the Brisbane climate rally. Photo: Ray and Robin McGuire came from Ipswich to attend the Brisbane climate rally. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)

“We’re concerned about the Pacific islands and what will take place to them. In the end, it really is a moral choice individuals have to make.”

Mrs McGuire said she was fed up when she thought about how much the climate had currently changed given that she was a youngster.

“The ethical basis of economics and politics is unreal,” she mentioned.

“We want to quit the Carmichael mine, but also update policy and assistance for renewables.”

Queensland Government releases land clearing report

Ahead of the rally, the Queensland Government released a report that revealed land clearing rates across the state doubled in the initial two years of the former LNP government.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the report outlined an alarming trend on land clearing.

“I am really concerned about what the science is telling us – land clearing and connected emissions have improved exponentially under the LNP,” she stated.

“That is why the Palaszczuk Government will introduce legislation early subsequent year to much more successfully manage vegetation clearing in Queensland.”

Ms Trad said the Government would also do its very best to minimise “panic clearing” ahead of any tightening in restrictions.

Scientist Dr Martin Taylor from the environmental group WWF Australia said the Queensland report figures revealed in 2013-14 there was 35.8 million tonnes of carbon released by land clearing across the state – the equivalent of adding yet another 8 million cars to the roads.

Pacific Climate Warriors told the rally Pacific islanders are facing a climate catastrophe. Photo: Pacific Climate Warriors told the rally Pacific islanders are facing a climate catastrophe. (ABC News: Matt Eaton)

Topics: climate-adjust, community-organisations, environmental-health, federal—state-issues, state-parliament, land-clearing, great-barrier-reef, brisbane-4000

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