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The Brisbane skyline from Kangaroo Point
Australian Place
Population2,043,185 (2010) (3rd)
Density918 /km2 2377.6 /sq mi
Area5904.8 km2 2279.3 sq mi
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
RegionSouth East Queensland
State Districtvarious (38)
Federal DivisionBlair, Bonner, Bowman, Brisbane
Dickson, Fadden, Forde, Griffith
Lilley, Longman, Moreton, Oxley
Petrie, Ryan

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Brisbane (c-eniconˈbrɪzbən), is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has an approximate population of 2 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European immigrant settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River approximately 23 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River valley between the bay and the Great Dividing Range. While the city is governed by several municipalities, a large proportion of central Brisbane is governed by the Brisbane City Council which is Australia's largest Local Government Area by population. Greater Brisbane serves as the hub of the South East Queensland region, an agglomeration of 3 million people.

Brisbane is named after the river on which it sits which, in turn, was named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The first European settlement in Queensland was a penal colony at Redcliffe, 28 km (17.4 mi) north of the Brisbane central business district, in 1824. That settlement was soon abandoned and moved to North Quay in 1825. Free settlers were permitted from 1842. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales in 1859.

The city played a central role in the Allied campaign during World War II as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur. Brisbane has hosted many large cultural and sporting events including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88 and the final Goodwill Games in 2001. In 2008, Brisbane was classified as a gamma world city+ in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University. It was also rated the 16th most livable city in the world in 2009 by The Economist.

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Channel Ten Brisbane Australia Mary Louise Thielle
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the apology the day after from Channel Ten Brisbane newsreader Australia Mary Louise Thielle
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One of the most dramatic stuff-ups in the history of Australian live television. Just before 9.30 tonight, Sarah Murdoch announced the winner of "Australia's Next Top Model". Unfortunately, she read out the wrong name. While Kelsey Martinovich was celebrating winning a car, a New York modelling contract, a $25000 ad campaign, $20000 cash and the cover of a national magazine, Sarah Murdoch's drop jopped, she brought her hand to her mouth, started tearing-up and was left speechless. The coin-drop moment for Sarah Murdoch is at the 2'32" mark. Of course there's a happy ending for one southeast Queensland woman, Amanda Ware, who was then awarded (all together now) a car, a New York modelling contract, a $25000 ad campaign, $20000 cash and the cover of a national magazine! But someone would have had their backside kicked after this. Watch carefully and you'll see the magazine cover change (projected onto the set) before Sarah Murdoch reveals the mistake. What with the federal election and the AFL Grand Final, Australia just can't get clear results in anything this year!! Foxtel announced late tonight that runner-up Kesley will now receive $25000 and a trip to New York. This video uploaded by 612 ABC Brisbane Breakfast presenter Spencer Howson for review purposes/fair reporting of news. No copyright infringement intended. Apologies for the incorrect aspect ratio.
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What's that they say about stereotypes again? For every one captured on film, another twenty are left only in the hearts and minds of fellow Brisbane rail commuters.
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Whitney sings her classic hit I will always love you live in Brisbane
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CBS News RAW: Thousands of audience members during a recent Whitney Houston concert in Brisbane, Australia were severely disappointed by the pop superstar diva's performance.
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Whitney singing "I will always love you" at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre
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Axl stops during Welcome to the Jungle because a ''fan'' in the crowd throw's a bottle at him at the Brisbane Gig 19/6-07. Then he start the song again and sing it as it should be. And oh yeah the pics are not from the Brisbane show
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MCR - Teenagers Live @ The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia 24th January 2007 Second Sold Out Show Sorry for the poor sound quality, standing infront of the speaker stack doesn't help the fact.
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Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane representing Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy, Brisbane, Australia Zouk Lambada performance at the Bravo Latin Events Pre-Congress Party
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Brisbane stays atop National Rugby League - eTaiwan News Tweet this news
eTaiwan News--AP Veteran Darren Lockyer scored the game-winning try as -Brisbane- beat the Wests Tigers 31-18 to ensure the Broncos would stay in at least a share of first place in Australia's National Rugby League. The win was -Brisbane's- sixt - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:27:26 GMT+00:00
Crises bring Queensladers closer - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Dean Peter Catt of St John's Anglican Cathedral in -Brisbane- said numbers were up by 50 per cent, with more than 750 attending. And other parishes like Ipswich and Grantham (where January flooding was particularly devastating) - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:41:55 GMT+00:00
Hooligan wins Brisbane to Gladstone - Gladstone Observer Tweet this news
Gladstone Observer--LAHANA shattered Black Jack's shot at a -Brisbane- to Gladstone threepeat by claiming line honours in the 2011 race on Saturday afternoon, while Hooligan finished first overall on corrected time. The biggest ship in the fleet fini - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 07:33:53 GMT+00:00
Papua, Brisbane, Oz uni ink development agreement - Jakarta Post Tweet this news
Jakarta Post--Papua province will join hands with the -Brisbane- city administration and the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, to promote education, poverty eradication and environmental preservation. Papua Governor Barnabas Suebu sai - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:39:30 GMT+00:00
Floods ravage Easterfest at Toowoomba - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld) FLASH flooding has inundated the Christian music festival Easterfest at Toowoomba - a town west of -Brisbane- that was ravaged in the January floods. About 30000 people attend the annual festival but the town was - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:05:59 GMT+00:00
man stabbed in head with fork - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--A man has been stabbed in the head with a fork in a dispute at a house on -Brisbane's- southside. Police allege a 19-year-old woman used a fork to stab one man in the head and another in the arm yesterday afternoon during the dispute at R - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 01:34:17 GMT+00:00
No wins, but plenty of heart - Voss - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--The ladder says the -Brisbane- Lions have not won an AFL game after five rounds. But Lions coach Michael Voss says he could not be more proud of his young side. The harsh reality of life without inspirational skipper Jonathan Brown - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 01:01:13 GMT+00:00
Fevola 'in a good place' and ready to play seniors - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--The sacked -Brisbane- Lions forward has kept out of the headlines for the past fortnight and is ''in a good place'' off the field according to Scorpions coach Brad Gotch. ''It's good news for himse - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:19:29 GMT+00:00
Waugh and Palu boost Tahs - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--The Waratahs will welcome back skipper Phil Waugh and Australia number eight Wycliff Palu for Saturday's Super 15 derby against the Reds in -Brisbane-. Waugh returns from a calf injury while Palu has overcome a hamstring compla - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:10:00 GMT+00:00
'Courts encouraging pedos' - Brisbane Times Tweet this news
Brisbane Times--The case follows another decision last week which saw a 33-year-old man granted bail in -Brisbane- Magistrates Court after he allegedly raped a four-year-old and filmed the act. Ms Johnston, head of child protection lobby group Bravehearts - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:29:55 GMT+00:00

Retail :
Country of birth Population (2006)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 95,315
New Zealand New Zealand 73,128
South Africa South Africa 12,824
Vietnam Vietnam 11,857
China China 11,418
Philippines Philippines 9,871
Germany Germany 8,645
India India 7,549
Netherlands Netherlands 7,014
Fiji Fiji 6,791
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 6,706
Italy Italy 6,704
Malaysia Malaysia 6,686
United States United States 6,057
Hong Kong Hong Kong 6,036
South Korea South Korea 4,841
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 4,806

Retail :
population by year
1859 6,000
1942 750,000
2010 2,000,000
2026 2,908,000 Projected
2056 4,955,100 Projected

Sport :
Sport Team Name League Stadium Reference
Rugby League Queensland State of Origin Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Broncos National Rugby League
Rugby Union Queensland Reds Super Rugby
Soccer Brisbane Roar A-League
Cricket Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield
Ryobi One Day Cup
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash
The Gabba
Australian rules football Brisbane Lions Australian Football League
Netball Queensland Firebirds ANZ Championship Chandler Arena
Baseball Brisbane Bandits Australian Baseball League Brisbane Exhibition Ground

Cities of Queensland, Australia

Capital: Brisbane |Metropolitan: Gold Coast * Ipswich * Logan * Redcliffe * Caloundra | Regional: Bundaberg * Cairns * Charters Towers * Gladstone * Hervey Bay * Mackay * Maryborough * Mount Isa * Rockhampton * Toowoomba * Townsville
Metropolitan: Gold Coast * Ipswich * Logan * Redcliffe * Caloundra | Regional: Bundaberg * Cairns * Charters Towers * Gladstone * Hervey Bay * Mackay * Maryborough * Mount Isa * Rockhampton * Toowoomba * Townsville
Regional: Bundaberg * Cairns * Charters Towers * Gladstone * Hervey Bay * Mackay * Maryborough * Mount Isa * Rockhampton * Toowoomba * Townsville

Cities of Australia

Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra (national capital)
New South WalesAlbury * Armidale * Bathurst * Blue Mountains * Broken Hill * Cessnock * Coffs Harbour * Dubbo * Gosford * Goulburn * Grafton * Griffith * Lake Macquarie * Lismore * Lithgow * Maitland * Newcastle * Nowra * Orange * Queanbeyan * Sydney * Tamworth * Wagga Wagga * Wollongong
Northern TerritoryDarwin * Palmerston
QueenslandBrisbane * Bundaberg * Cairns * Caloundra * Charters Towers * Gladstone * Gold Coast * Hervey Bay * Ipswich * Logan * Mackay * Maryborough * Mount Isa * Redcliffe * Rockhampton * Toowoomba * Townsville
South AustraliaAdelaide * Mount Gambier * Murray Bridge * Port Augusta * Port Lincoln * Port Pirie * Victor Harbor * Whyalla
TasmaniaBurnie * Devonport * Hobart * Launceston
VictoriaBairnsdale * Ballarat * Bendigo * Geelong * Hamilton * Horsham * Latrobe Valley * Melbourne * Mildura * Portland * Sale * Shepparton * Wangaratta * Warrnambool * Wodonga
Western AustraliaAlbany * Bunbury * Geraldton * Kalgoorlie * Mandurah * Perth

Commonwealth Games host cities

1930: Hamilton * 1934: London * 1938: Sydney * 1950: Auckland * 1954: Vancouver * 1958: Cardiff * 1962: Perth * 1966: Kingston * 1970: Edinburgh * 1974: Christchurch * 1978: Edmonton * 1982: Brisbane * 1986: Edinburgh * 1990: Auckland * 1994: Victoria * 1998: Kuala Lumpur * 2002: Manchester * 2006: Melbourne * '2010:' Delhi * '2014:' Glasgow * '2018:' TBA

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