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Brisbane: Capital city of Queensland, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.


Queensland residents forced to evacuate amid fears dam could burst

Residents remain on high alert in Talgai, southwest of Brisbane, as a dam break continues to threaten homes.
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Predicting rain is an obsession for Hally Herrmann

The first substaintial rain in years has fallen on Queensland’s drought declared Darling Downs just west of Brisbane. But while it is had brought hope to farmers and communities, the drought is far..
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Videos for Brisbane

Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts [Video]Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country's east coast was facing potential..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Police rescue drowning wallaby off Australian coast [Video]Police rescue drowning wallaby off Australian coast

Queensland Police footage shows officers rescuing a little wallaby from drowning over six kilometres out at sea, off North Stradbroke Island.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:49Published

Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

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How four Brisbane friends started a record-breaking organ donation campaign

Discussing organ donation can be tough, so when a group of friends from Brisbane's Sikh community got together to encourage others to register as donors, they had no idea it would have such a positive..
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China's football team quarantined after seventh coronavirus case in Australia

Health authorities are monitoring the Chinese women's football team who are quarantined at a Brisbane hotel.
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Chinese football team quarantined in Brisbane hotel

The Chinese national women's football team is in quarantine in a Brisbane hotel after flying into the country via China's Wuhan Province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Umesh had to worship in his garage, so he founded Brisbane's first Hindu temple

He set up Brisbane's first Hindu temple, liaised with Indian students in a time of tension, and now he's been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his dedication to multiculturalism.
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Fitting in was a challenge for Vietnamese orphan Indigo, so she created her own community

After being brought to Australia as a baby after the Vietnam War, Dr Indigo Willing went on to set up a network to help other adoptees reconnect with their community. She would also found another group..
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China warns SARS-like virus could 'spread', authorities confirm Brisbane man does not have deadly disease

Health authorities confirm Brisbane man suspected of having coronavirus does not have the deadly illness.
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Health authorities confirm Brisbane man does not have deadly coronavirus

Health authorities confirm Brisbane man suspected of having coronavirus does not have the deadly illness.
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Man isolated in Brisbane by health authorities cleared of coronavirus

The man was put in isolation after returning from China with a respiratory condition, but has been cleared of carrying the potentially deadly disease.
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Brisbane man isolated for China virus released as airport precautions ramp up

Health screenings are being ramped up at Australian airports as a Brisbane man suspected of having the disease is released from isolation.
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Australia raises travel advice for Wuhan as first suspected coronavirus case detected in Queensland

Australia has updated its travel advice for Wuhan after a Brisbane man returning from the Chinese city developed symptoms of the SARS-like virus.
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Brisbane man being tested for coronavirus after trip to China

A Brisbane man with symptoms of coronavirus is reportedly being held in isolation, in Australia's first suspected case of the SARS-like virus.
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First Australian monitored for coronavirus, authorities confirm

Queensland health authorities have confirmed a man who travelled to the area in China where the disease originated is now being monitored in Brisbane.
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Family remembers Brisbane student from drag queen protest as 'devoted, loving' man

The family of Wilson Gavin has broken their silence following his death on Monday.
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UQ Liberal National club president dies after backlash to drag storytime video

Wilson Gavin has died, a day after leading a protest against a drag queen event at a Brisbane library.
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Liberal Nationals MP slams university club filmed confronting drag queens at library

A federal member of the Queensland Liberal Nationals Party has distanced himself from a university group claiming to be affiliated with the party after they protested an LBGTIQ+ storytime event at a..
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Thousands rally across Australia, condemning government handling of bushfire crisis

Large numbers of people gathered in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane armed with signs and placards, many baring the #sackScomo hashtag.
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School graduate overjoyed to get an OP1 as final year results released

Brisbane's Maddy Orr danced around the kitchen with her mum after learning she was among 535 Queenslanders to receive the top score.
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Israel Folau facing limited opportunities after settlement with Rugby Australia

Brisbane have denied they've made any approach to bring Israel Folau back to the NRL club following media reports they were pursuing the former Wallabies star.
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Girls, one and two, found dead in Queensland car showed 'signs of heat exposure'

Two young girls found dead in a car south of Brisbane showed signs of heat exposure, Queensland police say as detectives investigate the tragedy.
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Two toddlers found dead in car at Logan, south of Brisbane

Police have set up a crime scene in Brisbane's south after two children were found dead inside a car.
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Chinese Consul-General ordered to provide campus violence evidence

The University of Queenland and Chinese Consul-General to Brisbane have been ordered to produce evidence about Australian campus violence.
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Water-bombing helicopter crash lands fighting as fires rage across Queensland

A helicopter pilot has crashed while waterbombing a fire west of Brisbane. More than 60 blazes continue to burn across the state.
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Law firm boss appeals sexual harassment payout

Anthony Morris QC told the Federal Court in Brisbane that Judge Salvatore Vasta had erred when he concluded Bangalow lawyer Owen Hughes' conduct toward lawyer Catherine Hill in 2015 was sexual in..
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Iraqi refugee denied bail over SIEV-X asylum seeker deaths

Iraqi refugee Maythem Kamil Radhi has been refused bail in a Brisbane court over the drowning deaths of 353 adults and children in 2001.
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Alleged people smuggler denied bail in Qld

Iraqi refugee Maythem Kamil Radhi has been refused bail in a Brisbane court a 2001 people smuggling operation in which 353 adults and children died at sea.
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Afghan refugee transferred from Manus for medical treatment dies in Brisbane

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed an Afghan refugee has died by suicide at a Brisbane hotel.
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Australian runner abandoned as a baby now face of competition for athletes with a disability

Alberto Campbell-Staines was orphaned in Jamaica when he was just three months old and suffered malnutrition as a child, leading to brain damage. After being adopted by an Australian couple, he is now..
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Perfect imperfect: why Luke Hodge is a leader among lads

The Hawk-turned-Lion has made some mistakes in a brilliant career, but learned from them. He's not the Brisbane captain but he's always a leader.
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Muslim groups, MPs condemn 'vile' graffiti on Brisbane mosque

Muslim groups in Brisbane say members of the community are reeling from the incident.
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Man arrested at Brisbane airport after fatal NSW hit-and-run

The 52-year-old was arrested on Tuesday morning and was allegedly trying to flee the country when NSW officers swooped.
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'Not Superman': Accused murderer John Chardon denies sex with Filipino students

Accused murderer John Chardon has denied he demanded sex in exchange for helping students he financially supported in the Philippines, while under cross-examination in a Brisbane court.
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No bail for Olympian Nathan Baggaley over $200m drug haul

Olympic silver medallist Nathan Baggaley has been denied bail in Brisbane over an alleged plot to import more than half a tonne of cocaine.
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Hundreds march in 'extinction rebellion' protest in Brisbane

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Brisbane as part of the 'extinction rebellion' demonstrations. Several people were arrested for causing raffic delays and congestion.
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Shayna Jack vows to fight on after meeting with anti-doping authority

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has vowed to fight to prove her innocence after a near five-hour briefing with ASADA officials in Brisbane.
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Chinese diplomat told to respect free speech rights in Australia after Hong Kong tensions spill over in Brisbane

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has slapped down a Chinese diplomat for interfering in a protest between students over tensions in Hong Kong.
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Children need trees but in one decade our cities removed enough to cover Brisbane

Young Australians will be exposed to "nature-deficit disorder" unless we replant the trees removed from our urban areas.
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Pollie pedal peloton arrives in Brisbane

The Pollie Pedal has come to a close for another year with politicians and veterans who cycled more than 1000km through NSW and Queensland arriving in Brisbane.
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Morrison, Qld premier in Olympic talks

The prime minister and Queensland premier have met in Brisbane for talks on an Olympics hosting bid and other issues.
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Pressure mounts in Queensland over miner deaths

An emergency meeting will be held in Brisbane to consider improvements to short- and long-term safety protocols at the Queensland mine sites after several deaths in the past year.
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Queensland minister sets up office in Melbourne

Living in Queensland while working in Melbourne with a senior advisor in Adelaide and another in Brisbane does seem like quite the lark.
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Adani mine opponents vow to 'stop' Brisbane with protest

Commuters could face significant delays as opponents of the Adani coal mine march through Brisbane's CBD on Friday afternoon.
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Adani protest vow to 'stop' Brisbane

Anti-Adani protesters are planning another rally in the heart of Brisbane, prompting warnings for commuters to find other ways to work on Friday.
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