This morning discovered at least half a dozen different spiders in the lilly pilly tree. This web one of the most striking. The Wildlife of Greater Brisbane doesn't feature it so perhaps it is local to this area. I'm calling it the Cotton Lace Spider for now.
I imagine this is the way animals get named, just by someone describing them, and the name being taken on.
Have you seen this anywhere? The lacy part is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) across.
I'll be interested to find out where else this spider lives.