Not everyone is Queensland is aware that it is now legal to ride on the footpath. Unfortunately many pedestrians haven’t been updated and show surprise (and sometimes anger) when meeting a bike. How we deal with that situation will probably either gain a new longer term ally or the opposite. Being diplomatic and courteous has to be the best way to educate them.
The rules do say that we should always give way to pedestrians of course.
There are quite a few other interesting rules – please have a look at the Queensland Government’s web site.