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Brisbane: Capital city of Queensland, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populous 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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Australia deports British murderer [Video]

Australia deports British murderer

A British man jailed for the gruesome murder of a teenager in Australia has been deported to the UK after being granted parole from his life sentence. Christopher Clark Jones, 36, was convicted in 2007..

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Pepper spray and kneeling amid Australia's BLM protests [Video]

Pepper spray and kneeling amid Australia's BLM protests

Crowds gathered across Australia on Saturday (June 6) to support the Black Lives Matter movement and raise awareness of the mistreatment of Indigenous Australians. Soraya Ali reports.

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A Cook Islands boy growing his hair for cultural reasons was told to cut it or he would be unenrolled by his private Brisbane school, a tribunal has been told.
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Protesters gathered to demand the release of asylum seekers being held at Kangaroo Point Central Hotel.
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Police arrest protesters during Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane

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Hundreds take part in unauthorised refugee rights protests across Australia

Refugee rights rallies were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Saturday.
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Activists call for backup at Brisbane hotel to stop removal of refugees

Protesters at a Brisbane hotel housing asylum seekers have called for reinforcements during a dramatic blockade to prevent their removal.
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Racism, deaths are making Indigenous Australians sick, says health council

Protesters will on Saturday march through Brisbane calling for an end to First Nations people dying in custody, and racism towards black people.
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Protesters will on Saturday march through Brisbane calling for an end to First Nations people dying in custody, and racism towards black people.
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Queensland government ordered to pay 2011 Brisbane floods victim $250,000 in compensation

The Queensland Government, Seqwater and Sunwater have been ordered to pay a 2011 Brisbane floods victim more than $250,000 in compensation.
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Australia divided over fake crowd noise as NRL resumes in empty stadiums

The NRL became the first professional sporting competition in Australia to restart when the Broncos and Eels faced off in Brisbane on Thursday night.
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The NRL will become the first professional sporting competition in Australia to restart when the Broncos and Eels face off in Brisbane on Thursday night.
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A crime scene has been established at a Brisbane home after the death of a four-year-old.
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A man accused of murdering his parents at a Brisbane home has been arrested after a highway escape bid that ended 900 kilometres away in Sydney.
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Queensland's deputy premier stands down during investigation by corruption watchdog

Queensland's deputy premier is standing aside from ministerial duties over a probe into the recruitment of a Brisbane principal.
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High Court to hand down George Pell decision

Australia's High Court will hand down its decision on disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal opportunity in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.
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Queensland to raise hotel detention coronavirus concerns with Federal Government

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will be speaking with the Federal Government about the use of a Brisbane hotel to house immigration detainees who fear the spread of coronavirus.
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A guard at a makeshift refugee centre in Brisbane has tested positive to coronavirus, potentially exposing detainees to infection.
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Hundreds attend Brisbane funeral for Hannah Clarke and her three children

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Scott Morrison says the system failed murdered Hannah Clarke and her children

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Detective Inspector Mark Thompson was criticised after questioning whether the perpetrator in the Brisbane murder-suicide may have been "driven too far".
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A senior officer has been stood down from the investigation into the deaths of a woman and her three children in Brisbane after he was criticised for statements made during a press conference.
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Police have confirmed Rowan Baxter had been reported for domestic violence prior to Wednesday's horrific murders.
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