King Charles heads to Northern Ireland as crowds gather in London to see Queen’s coffin — live updates

  Brisbane City Council has adjourned its second meeting for 2022 out of respect after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner gave notice of a motion on Monday that he would seek an adjournment.

A council meeting in March was also postponed after floodwaters inundated parts of the city.

Cr Schrinner, Opposition leader Jared Cassidy, Calamvale Ward representative Angela Owen, Tennyson Ward Councillor Nicole Johnston and Forest Lake Ward representative Charles Strunk all spoke about the impact the sovereign had on their lives and on Brisbane.

Cr Schrinner said the world would never again seen a modern leader like Her Majesty again.

“Few of us will remember a time without her and the world will never forget her,” he said.

“I think there will never be another modern leader like her.

“Some people find themselves asking what is the role of the Crown in modern society.

“We are a fully independent, self-governed democracy. We and only we are responsible for our future and our destiny.

“We are a healthy democracy but by the same toke institutions help provide us with continuity in times that are uncertain and changing.”

Cr Schrinner said the bells of Brisbane City Hall would ring out 70 times on September 22 in honour of the Queen’s reign.

Reporting by Alicia Nally

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