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A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

“They buyers who are in the market are trying to pick up a cheap license.

“So the people who are selling are in circumstances where they just have to sell and what we are seeing is some very low prices.”

Mr Davies said some taxi drivers needing money were being forced to sell their licences at less than $150,000.

“I would say that $150,000 is probably a mark where some people have been selling, but we had one sell for $108,000,” he said.

“That was in Brisbane. It was a Brisbane licence.”

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Photo: Tony Moore

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh agreed taxi licence prices had collapsed.

He bought his licence about 18 months ago and paid “a lot of money for it.”

He said $150,000 for a taxi licence was considered a good price and licences he knew had been sold received less.

“Less than that, less...


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Read more: A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

“They buyers who are in the market are trying to pick up a cheap license.

“So the people who are selling are in circumstances where they just have to sell and what we are seeing is some very low prices.”

Mr Davies said some taxi drivers needing money were being forced to sell their licences at less than $150,000.

“I would say that $150,000 is probably a mark where some people have been selling, but we had one sell for $108,000,” he said.

“That was in Brisbane. It was a Brisbane licence.”

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Photo: Tony Moore

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh agreed taxi licence prices had collapsed.

He bought his licence about 18 months ago and paid “a lot of money for it.”

He said $150,000 for a taxi licence was considered a good price and licences he knew had been sold received less.

“Less than that, less...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

$5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

Koorana Saltwater Crocodile Farm owner John Lever said the reptile was the largest carcass pulled from the river in the area.

"Five metres-plus is quite rare, and he's got to be at least 50, 60 or even 70 years of age," Mr Lever said.

"There has been a pretty strong public reaction against shooting crocs after this discovery.

"There was another large crocodile shot a while ago on a cattle property, but it was discarded in the river and only photographed by someone in a kayak as it floated past them."

Mr Lever said river users had reported a "large crocodile" in the area and rangers had set traps.

He added the shooter was probably frustrated the crocodile hadn't been caught and had taken matters into their own hands but the shooting might have created more problems than it solved.

"The crocodile was probably the alpha-male in the area and because it is now dead, there will be a...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: $5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

$5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

Koorana Saltwater Crocodile Farm owner John Lever said the reptile was the largest carcass pulled from the river in the area.

"Five metres-plus is quite rare, and he's got to be at least 50, 60 or even 70 years of age," Mr Lever said.

"There has been a pretty strong public reaction against shooting crocs after this discovery.

"There was another large crocodile shot a while ago on a cattle property, but it was discarded in the river and only photographed by someone in a kayak as it floated past them."

Mr Lever said river users had reported a "large crocodile" in the area and rangers had set traps.

He added the shooter was probably frustrated the crocodile hadn't been caught and had taken matters into their own hands but the shooting might have created more problems than it solved.

"The crocodile was probably the alpha-male in the area and because it is now dead, there will be a...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: $5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

Federal and state Queensland politicians in favour of same-sex marriage have urged conservative Liberal and National party members to vote in favour of marriage reform.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, Liberal member for Brisbane Trevor Evans and Queensland shadow treasurer Scott Emerson campaigned in Brisbane on Friday for the 'yes' vote in the national postal survey.

"We ... want to say to particularly conservative Australians, Australians who vote for the Liberal Party, the National Party and the LNP, that they should have no fears about voting 'yes'," Mr Brandis told reporters.

"There is one very simple question about which the judgment of the Australian people is being sought, and that is, 'should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?'"

A yes result would see a private member's bill put to the parliament by the end of the year.

"Any such bill will put...


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Read more: Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

Federal and state Queensland politicians in favour of same-sex marriage have urged conservative Liberal and National party members to vote in favour of marriage reform.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, Liberal member for Brisbane Trevor Evans and Queensland shadow treasurer Scott Emerson campaigned in Brisbane on Friday for the 'yes' vote in the national postal survey.

"We ... want to say to particularly conservative Australians, Australians who vote for the Liberal Party, the National Party and the LNP, that they should have no fears about voting 'yes'," Mr Brandis told reporters.

"There is one very simple question about which the judgment of the Australian people is being sought, and that is, 'should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?'"

A yes result would see a private member's bill put to the parliament by the end of the year.

"Any such bill will put...


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Read more: Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

Spring heatwave to hit eastern Australia this weekend - 9news.com.au

The pool of hot air will bring possible record heat. (Weatherzone)

Weather warnings have been issued across the country as bizarre and dangerous conditions loom nation-wide.

From cyclonic winds to record breaking heat, every single Australian state is on alert.

Searing spring heat has enveloped New South Wales and Queensland. Records are set to tumble as temperatures soar to 40C across both states. New South Wales has never seen a 40C day in September, so this has the makings of an all-time heat record.

Topping the heat pack are towns in northern New South Wales and inland Queensland. Bourke, Tibooburra and White Cliffs are all looking down the barrel of 40C, while south-western corners of Queensland could hit 41C.

Our capital cities are not immune either. Sydney could soar 13C past its September average to hit 33C on Saturday, while Penrith could see 37C.

Brisbane is forecast for...


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Read more: Spring heatwave to hit eastern Australia this weekend - 9news.com.au

Spring heatwave to hit eastern Australia this weekend - 9news.com.au

The pool of hot air will bring possible record heat. (Weatherzone)

Weather warnings have been issued across the country as bizarre and dangerous conditions loom nation-wide.

From cyclonic winds to record breaking heat, every single Australian state is on alert.

Searing spring heat has enveloped New South Wales and Queensland. Records are set to tumble as temperatures soar to 40C across both states. New South Wales has never seen a 40C day in September, so this has the makings of an all-time heat record.

Topping the heat pack are towns in northern New South Wales and inland Queensland. Bourke, Tibooburra and White Cliffs are all looking down the barrel of 40C, while south-western corners of Queensland could hit 41C.

Our capital cities are not immune either. Sydney could soar 13C past its September average to hit 33C on Saturday, while Penrith could see 37C.

Brisbane is forecast for...


Read full article on News GN QLD Brisbane


Read more: Spring heatwave to hit eastern Australia this weekend - 9news.com.au

Severe storm warning for southeast Qld - NEWS.com.au

4144319 severe-storm-warning-for-southeast-qld-news-com-au

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeast Queensland as two cells move towards the coast.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely in the Ipswich, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Moreton Bay council areas on Friday afternoon.

Small hail has already blanketed yards at Crows Nest and Gatton, west of Brisbane.

The storm warning comes ahead of a heatwave that is expected to hit the state's southeast this weekend.

Brisbane is forecast to reach a top of 34 degrees on Sunday and 35 degrees on Monday, more than 8C above average.

A lack of rain over winter has also increased the risk of bushfires.

South West Rural Fire Service regional manager Tony Johnstone said the Friday afternoon storms were not expected to bring much rain but "may produce dry lightning which could spark bushfires".

The Maranoa and Warrego regions will be placed on an extreme...


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Read more: Severe storm warning for southeast Qld - NEWS.com.au

Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

4144329 conservative-qld-mps-urge-yes-vote-news-com-au

Federal and state Queensland politicians in favour of same-sex marriage have urged conservative Liberal and National party members to vote in favour of marriage reform.

Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, Liberal member for Brisbane Trevor Evans and Queensland shadow treasurer Scott Emerson campaigned in Brisbane on Friday for the 'yes' vote in the national postal survey.

"We ... want to say to particularly conservative Australians, Australians who vote for the Liberal Party, the National Party and the LNP, that they should have no fears about voting 'yes'," Mr Brandis told reporters.

"There is one very simple question about which the judgment of the Australian people is being sought, and that is, 'should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?'"

A yes result would see a private member's bill put to the parliament by the end of the year.

"Any such bill will put...


Read full article...


Read more: Conservative Qld MPs urge 'yes' vote - NEWS.com.au

$5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

4144339 5000-bounty-on-croc-killer-after-giant-5-2-metre-reptile-shot-in-central-qld-brisbane-times

Koorana Saltwater Crocodile Farm owner John Lever said the reptile was the largest carcass pulled from the river in the area.

"Five metres-plus is quite rare, and he's got to be at least 50, 60 or even 70 years of age," Mr Lever said.

"There has been a pretty strong public reaction against shooting crocs after this discovery.

"There was another large crocodile shot a while ago on a cattle property, but it was discarded in the river and only photographed by someone in a kayak as it floated past them."

Mr Lever said river users had reported a "large crocodile" in the area and rangers had set traps.

He added the shooter was probably frustrated the crocodile hadn't been caught and had taken matters into their own hands but the shooting might have created more problems than it solved.

"The crocodile was probably the alpha-male in the area and because it is now dead, there will be a...


Read full article...


Read more: $5000 bounty on croc killer after giant 5.2-metre reptile shot in central Qld - Brisbane Times

A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

4144349 a-530-000-qld-taxi-licence-is-now-worth-less-than-150-000-cabbies-brisbane-times

“They buyers who are in the market are trying to pick up a cheap license.

“So the people who are selling are in circumstances where they just have to sell and what we are seeing is some very low prices.”

Mr Davies said some taxi drivers needing money were being forced to sell their licences at less than $150,000.

“I would say that $150,000 is probably a mark where some people have been selling, but we had one sell for $108,000,” he said.

“That was in Brisbane. It was a Brisbane licence.”

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh said Brisbane cab licence prices have dropped as low as $110,000

Photo: Tony Moore

Brisbane cab driver Jagjit Singh agreed taxi licence prices had collapsed.

He bought his licence about 18 months ago and paid “a lot of money for it.”

He said $150,000 for a taxi licence was considered a good price and licences he knew had been sold received less.

“Less than that, less...


Read full article...


Read more: A $530,000 Qld taxi licence is now worth less than $150,000: cabbies - Brisbane Times

One-year-old boy taken from Queensland hospital by man and woman - Yahoo7 News

4144357 one-year-old-boy-taken-from-queensland-hospital-by-man-and-woman-yahoo7-news

A one-year-old boy with a medical condition has been taken from a Queensland hospital, according to police.

In a statement Queensland Police said the child required medical attention and was taken by a man and woman known to him.

Police are seeking public assistance to help find the boy after he was removed from the Gold Coast University Hospital on Wednesday around 3.30pm.

A 30-year-old man and 35-year-old woman reportedly left the hospital with the one-year-old patient and his two-year-old brother.

Queensland Police have released these images of the man and woman.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 190cm tall with blonde/light brown hair, blue eyes, proportionate build and distinctive tattoos on his face.

The woman is...


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4144359 one-year-old-boy-taken-from-queensland-hospital-by-man-and-woman-yahoo7-news

A one-year-old boy with a medical condition has been taken from a Queensland hospital, according to police.

In a statement Queensland Police said the child required medical attention and was taken by a man and woman known to him.

Police are seeking public assistance to help find the boy after he was removed from the Gold Coast University Hospital on Wednesday around 3.30pm.

A 30-year-old man and 35-year-old woman reportedly left the hospital with the one-year-old patient and his two-year-old brother.

Queensland Police have released these images of the man and woman.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 190cm tall with blonde/light brown hair, blue eyes, proportionate build and distinctive tattoos on his face.

The woman is...


Read full article...


Read more: One-year-old boy taken from Queensland hospital by man and woman - Yahoo7 News

One-year-old boy taken from Queensland hospital by man and woman - Yahoo7 News

4144359 one-year-old-boy-taken-from-queensland-hospital-by-man-and-woman-yahoo7-news

A one-year-old boy with a medical condition has been taken from a Queensland hospital, according to police.

In a statement Queensland Police said the child required medical attention and was taken by a man and woman known to him.

Police are seeking public assistance to help find the boy after he was removed from the Gold Coast University Hospital on Wednesday around 3.30pm.

A 30-year-old man and 35-year-old woman reportedly left the hospital with the one-year-old patient and his two-year-old brother.

Queensland Police have released these images of the man and woman.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 190cm tall with blonde/light brown hair, blue eyes, proportionate build and distinctive tattoos on his face.

The woman is...


Read full article...


Read more: One-year-old boy taken from Queensland hospital by man and woman - Yahoo7 News

Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region - ABC Online

4144361 severe-storm-warning-for-south-east-queensland-cancelled-after-series-of-cells-sweep-through-region-abc-online
A storm hits Gatton in southern Queensland bringing hail

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cancellation for the warnings, saying "thunderstorms are continuing over south-east Queensland but they are no longer expected to be severe".

Large hail and damaging winds had been expected from the storms in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa and Caboolture, as well as Gatton, Imbil and northeast of Kilcoy.

Small hailstones were reported in some areas including Crows Nest and Gatton, and cars were forced to pullover on the Warrego Highway because of heavy hail.

Rainfalls associated with the storms were very isolated with the bureau recording 10.8mm at Gatton, and 0.8mm at Amberley.

No...


Read full article...


4144363 severe-storm-warning-for-south-east-queensland-cancelled-after-series-of-cells-sweep-through-region-abc-online
A storm hits Gatton in southern Queensland bringing hail

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cancellation for the warnings, saying "thunderstorms are continuing over south-east Queensland but they are no longer expected to be severe".

Large hail and damaging winds had been expected from the storms in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa and Caboolture, as well as Gatton, Imbil and northeast of Kilcoy.

Small hailstones were reported in some areas including Crows Nest and Gatton, and cars were forced to pullover on the Warrego Highway because of heavy hail.

Rainfalls associated with the storms were very isolated with the bureau recording 10.8mm at Gatton, and 0.8mm at Amberley.

No...


Read full article...


4144371 severe-storm-warning-for-south-east-queensland-cancelled-after-series-of-cells-sweep-through-region-abc-online
A storm hits Gatton in southern Queensland bringing hail

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cancellation for the warnings, saying "thunderstorms are continuing over south-east Queensland but they are no longer expected to be severe".

Large hail and damaging winds had been expected from the storms in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa and Caboolture, as well as Gatton, Imbil and northeast of Kilcoy.

Small hailstones were reported in some areas including Crows Nest and Gatton, and cars were forced to pullover on the Warrego Highway because of heavy hail.

Rainfalls associated with the storms were very isolated with the bureau recording 10.8mm at Gatton, and 0.8mm at Amberley.

No...


Read full article...


Read more: Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through...

Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region - ABC Online

4144363 severe-storm-warning-for-south-east-queensland-cancelled-after-series-of-cells-sweep-through-region-abc-online
A storm hits Gatton in southern Queensland bringing hail

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cancellation for the warnings, saying "thunderstorms are continuing over south-east Queensland but they are no longer expected to be severe".

Large hail and damaging winds had been expected from the storms in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa and Caboolture, as well as Gatton, Imbil and northeast of Kilcoy.

Small hailstones were reported in some areas including Crows Nest and Gatton, and cars were forced to pullover on the Warrego Highway because of heavy hail.

Rainfalls associated with the storms were very isolated with the bureau recording 10.8mm at Gatton, and 0.8mm at Amberley.

No...


Read full article...


Read more: Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through...

How Queensland's monster compares to world's largest crocs - 9news.com.au

4144365 how-queensland-s-monster-compares-to-world-s-largest-crocs-9news-com-au

The gargantuan crocodile found in central Queensland has been touted as the largest ever wild specimen found in Australia.

The dead 5.2m monster was found on the Fitzroy river with a bullet in its head, leading wildlife officers to investigate what happened.

The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media) The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media)

And while the mighty reptile has got the internet buzzing about its sheer size, the Rockhampton native is not as huge as the biggest saltwater crocs ever measured.

CROCO-METRE - THE WORLD'S LARGEST CROCODILES

Cassius, the 5.48m giant holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest croc currently in captivity. Housed on Green Island in far north Queensland, he weighs more than one tonne and is believed to be more than 110 years old.

Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, measuring 5.48 metres and weighs close to a tonne. (AAP) Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records...

Read full article...


4144367 how-queensland-s-monster-compares-to-world-s-largest-crocs-9news-com-au

The gargantuan crocodile found in central Queensland has been touted as the largest ever wild specimen found in Australia.

The dead 5.2m monster was found on the Fitzroy river with a bullet in its head, leading wildlife officers to investigate what happened.

The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media) The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media)

And while the mighty reptile has got the internet buzzing about its sheer size, the Rockhampton native is not as huge as the biggest saltwater crocs ever measured.

CROCO-METRE - THE WORLD'S LARGEST CROCODILES

Cassius, the 5.48m giant holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest croc currently in captivity. Housed on Green Island in far north Queensland, he weighs more than one tonne and is believed to be more than 110 years old.

Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, measuring 5.48 metres and weighs close to a tonne. (AAP) Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records...

Read full article...


4144377 how-queensland-s-monster-compares-to-world-s-largest-crocs-9news-com-au

The gargantuan crocodile found in central Queensland has been touted as the largest ever wild specimen found in Australia.

The dead 5.2m monster was found on the Fitzroy river with a bullet in its head, leading wildlife officers to investigate what happened.

The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media) The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media)

And while the mighty reptile has got the internet buzzing about its sheer size, the Rockhampton native is not as huge as the biggest saltwater crocs ever measured.

CROCO-METRE - THE WORLD'S LARGEST CROCODILES

Cassius, the 5.48m giant holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest croc currently in captivity. Housed on Green Island in far north Queensland, he weighs more than one tonne and is believed to be more than 110 years old.

Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, measuring 5.48 metres and weighs close to a tonne. (AAP) Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records...

Read full article...


Read more: How Queensland's monster compares to world's largest crocs - 9news.com.au

How Queensland's monster compares to world's largest crocs - 9news.com.au

4144367 how-queensland-s-monster-compares-to-world-s-largest-crocs-9news-com-au

The gargantuan crocodile found in central Queensland has been touted as the largest ever wild specimen found in Australia.

The dead 5.2m monster was found on the Fitzroy river with a bullet in its head, leading wildlife officers to investigate what happened.

The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media) The monster croc was found with a bullet in its head. (Photo: Queensland Police Media)

And while the mighty reptile has got the internet buzzing about its sheer size, the Rockhampton native is not as huge as the biggest saltwater crocs ever measured.

CROCO-METRE - THE WORLD'S LARGEST CROCODILES

Cassius, the 5.48m giant holds the Guinness World Record for being the largest croc currently in captivity. Housed on Green Island in far north Queensland, he weighs more than one tonne and is believed to be more than 110 years old.

Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, measuring 5.48 metres and weighs close to a tonne. (AAP) Cassius was officially declared the "Worlds Largest Crocodile in Captivity" by the Guinness Book of Records...

Read full article...


Read more: How Queensland's monster compares to world's largest crocs - 9news.com.au

Queensland to finally accept the first of its new trains - Brisbane Times

4144369 queensland-to-finally-accept-the-first-of-its-new-trains-brisbane-times

The 22 issues included air quality control mechanisms for the guard cabin and a converter on one of the brakes, but they were not significant safety concerns, Ms Trad said.

In February, there were more than 480 issues identified with the trains.

Ms Trad said she expected the first NGR train to be used by commuters in November or December, and delivery of more trains from overseas would begin once the 22 issues were fixed.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says the beleaguered Next Generation Rollingstock trains will be on the tracks by the end of the year.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says the beleaguered Next Generation Rollingstock trains will be on the tracks by the end of the year.

Photo: Darren England/AAP

But disability access issues around the trains' toilets would not be fixed before they were rolled out for passenger use.

The unresolved disability issues involved access for people in wheelchairs in getting to the toilets.

The fleet will include 35 trains for long distance services on the Gold Coast, Sunshine...


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4144373 queensland-to-finally-accept-the-first-of-its-new-trains-brisbane-times

The 22 issues included air quality control mechanisms for the guard cabin and a converter on one of the brakes, but they were not significant safety concerns, Ms Trad said.

In February, there were more than 480 issues identified with the trains.

Ms Trad said she expected the first NGR train to be used by commuters in November or December, and delivery of more trains from overseas would begin once the 22 issues were fixed.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says the beleaguered Next Generation Rollingstock trains will be on the tracks by the end of the year.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad says the beleaguered Next Generation Rollingstock trains will be on the tracks by the end of the year.

Photo: Darren England/AAP

But disability access issues around the trains' toilets would not be fixed before they were rolled out for passenger use.

The unresolved disability issues involved access for people in wheelchairs in getting to the toilets.

The fleet will include 35 trains for long distance services on the Gold Coast, Sunshine...


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Read more: Queensland to finally accept the first of its new trains - Brisbane Times

Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through region - ABC Online

4144371 severe-storm-warning-for-south-east-queensland-cancelled-after-series-of-cells-sweep-through-region-abc-online
A storm hits Gatton in southern Queensland bringing hail

Severe thunderstorm warnings for south-east Queensland have been cancelled after a series of small cells swept through the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a cancellation for the warnings, saying "thunderstorms are continuing over south-east Queensland but they are no longer expected to be severe".

Large hail and damaging winds had been expected from the storms in Brisbane, Maroochydore, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and islands, Noosa and Caboolture, as well as Gatton, Imbil and northeast of Kilcoy.

Small hailstones were reported in some areas including Crows Nest and Gatton, and cars were forced to pullover on the Warrego Highway because of heavy hail.

Rainfalls associated with the storms were very isolated with the bureau recording 10.8mm at Gatton, and 0.8mm at Amberley.

No...


Read full article...


Read more: Severe storm warning for south-east Queensland cancelled after series of cells sweep through...

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