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|A Scorpion Fly or Hanging Fly.|
The Chew Family has an excellent pictorial coverage of these insects.
At first I thought my insect was a "Black Crane Fly" which I have seen previously when certain Orchids are in flower - a seasonal link perhaps.
But when I got a good look at it, I knew these amazing hooks on its legs were very distinctive. It had to be something different.
My memory told me to check "Scorpion Fly" on the Brisbane Insects and Spiders Webpage.
Bingo - up came those amazing images and their "back story" of how they capture their prey.