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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 over 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay, a bay of the Coral Sea. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the hilly floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Taylor and D'Aguilar mountain ranges. It sprawls across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite", whilst common nicknames include "Brissy", "River City" and "Brisvegas".

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Police are urging anyone with information about a violent brawl in Brisbane to come forward amid fears of further retaliation.
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A staff member at Brisbane's Youth Detention Centre in Wacol has continued to work while suffering from the coronavirus.
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Court action against the China's senior diplomat in Brisbane has been dismissed by a Queensland magistrate.
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Asylum seekers moved from Brisbane hotel to detention centre despite blockade

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Almost 40 protesters have been arrested during the latest protest demanding the release of asylum seekers from a Brisbane hotel.
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Protesters gathered to demand the release of asylum seekers being held at Kangaroo Point Central Hotel.
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Queensland government ordered to pay 2011 Brisbane floods victim $250,000 in compensation

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