But all the talk was of the 2012 State Election, which would see former Lord Mayor of Brisbane and LNP Premier-to-be Campbell Newman take on a 20 year Labor Government led by Anna Bligh. The LNP came to power in Queensland after an historic landslide victory at the Election in March.
Amid the political storm over the public sector cuts, another storm was brewing in Brisbane's Musgrave Park. Indigenous protesters took occupancy of the site in early March as an extension of the 40 year anniversary celebrations of Tent Embassy in Canberra, and continued to reside in the sovereign embassy.
Brisbane was the first Australian city to take part in the world-wide pop up dinner phenomenon 'Diner en Blanc'. 1000 people, all dressed in white, made themselves comfy in the South Bank Parklands one unseasonally cold September night.
Thousands of eyes (and cameras) have turned to the sky this morning to witness an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse. Here's how the world reacted when the moon over-took the sun and cast a shadow so large that parts of north Queensland were plunged into darkness.