Talking Brisbane

Peter Wellington Premier's pick for speaker

MP Peter Wellington

Lauren Gillin 3:23 PM   MP Peter Wellington will be the new Labor government's nominee for Speaker when state parliament is recalled next month.

Cells ready for Chan and Sukumaran

Undertaker Suhendro Putro's assistant, Sulamin, with the extra coffins ordered for the executions. Photo: Jewel Topsfield

Lauren Gillin   Isolation cells to hold Chan and Sukumaran before they are executed will be ready by Saturday.

UQ Press refuses to publish Newman's book

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Qld Premier Campbell Newman addresses supporters at an LNP function at the Brisbane Convention Centre with his wife Lisa in the Qld election. on January 31, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Glenn Hunt/Fairfax Media) Campbell Newman

Lauren Gillin   The University of Queensland Press has refused to publish Campbell Newman's memoir.

Welfare IT system built thirty years ago

The system being used to dish out welfare payments is 30 years old.

Lauren Gillin   Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison said the IT systems used by Centrelink needs to be upgraded.

Brisbane may bid for 2028 Olympics

Brisbane

Lauren Gillin   South-East Queensland Mayors will discuss a bid for the 2028 Olympics based in Brisbane when they meet next week.

Welfare review calls for simpler system

A new report proposes radical changes to Australia's welfare system.

Lauren Gillin   A major report into Australia's welfare system has recommend reducing the number of payment types to just five and more targeting of services.

Win

Qld Cricket 20th Anniversary Lunch.

Queensland Bulls finally broke through for a maiden Sheffield Shield

Promotions   It is forever remembered as one of the most celebrated┬ámoments in the history of Queensland sport.

2015 Broncos Public Season Launch

Broncos - 2015 Public Season Launch

Promotions   The 2015 BRONCOS PUBLIC SEASON LAUNCH is taking place Friday 27 February 2015 - reserve this day in your diary!

Toowong Mazda 2

Mazda Comp

The new 4BC Mazda 2 is on the road, check it here.

Palace Cinemas

Palace Cinemas

Gordon Campbell   Re-discover the magic of the movies at Palace Cinema Centro and Barracks. See whats happening on the big screen here.

Network News

Australian man fighting Islamic State killed in Syria

A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units.

An Australian man who travelled to Syria to join Kurds battling Islamic State jihadists has been killed, the first Westerner to die fighting alongside the Kurds, a monitor says.

The sting of public service appointments

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Madonna King   When Annastacia Palaszczuk and her team were being sworn in at Government House, beaming big smiles for selfies, something slightly odd was occurring in one of its state government departments.

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WATCH: Melbourne's meteor show

Dashcam footage.

Dashcam footage has captured the meteor that lit up Melbourne's skyline yesterday.

Accused players grilled in Star Chamber

Former Brisbane Broncos star Karmichael Hunt has been charged with supplying cocaine.

Phil Lutton   Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission investigators have started face-to-face meetings with some of the footballers facing cocaine charges as intrigue continues to grow around which domino may be the next to fall in the unfolding scandal.

Sport

Australians try new helmet in wake of Phillip Hughes' death

The Tonk dinkus

Chris Barrett   Australian players will be given the chance to try out the latest 'honeycomb' helmet designed in the wake of Phillip Hughes's death, according to Cricket Australia's high performance chief Pat Howard.

Roger Federer caught up in India-Pakistan cricket rivalry

Good and bad: A Facebook pic of Roger Federer with an India cricket shirt has not been received well by Pakistan fans.

Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans.

Roar draws small crowd at home away from home

Just under 7000 fans were at CBus Super Stadium in Robina to see the Brisbane Roar play Beijing Guoan.

Beth Newman   It wasn't quite Gold Coast United but the Brisbane Roar struggled to draw a crowd for their opening Asian Champions League match.

NRL turns attention to Titans' stadium deal

Caught in the net: Greg Bird of the Titans.

Phil Lutton   The NRL has been behind the wheel at the Gold Coast Titans for only a few days, but it has already started discussions centred around the club's future at CBUS Stadium.

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Lifestyle

Nathy Gaffney talks Online Dating

Nathy Gafney. Pitch Perfect Training.

LJ Stockwell   When is it time to get offline when your are in a relationship?

Australia to compete in Eurovision.

Australia is set to compete in the finals of the 2015 Eurovision song contest.

Nick King   Australia has been invited to compete in the 2015 Eurovision song contest.