The Mundingburra gambit: The plan to recapture Herbert – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Inconsistencies alleged by the Liberal National Party in the polling for the Queensland federal seat of Herbert echo the 1995 legal challenge to Labor’s victory in the Queensland state electorate of Mundingburra.






Redclaw politics in the unicameral state – Analysis: @Qldaah #qldpol






How Queensland’s electoral voting system was reformed within the space of a month. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Redclaw politics. Post-Fitzgerald Inquiry era. The Representation Bill. Eighteen minutes in Hell. Blood, teeth and claws. . Redclaw politics Call it a Coup d’état, a reform, an upheaval or the trashing of the legacy of […]






Railway to nowhere – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Galaxy poll: TPP 50-50, Labor leads on primary vote. Wayne Goss farewelled at public memorial. Railway to nowhere – Adani taxpayer funded infrastructure. No inquiry into cash for sand. UMC vows new VLAD law challenge. . Galaxy poll: TPP 50-50, Labor leads on primary vote On Friday, The Courier Mail ran with a confident Premier […]






A developer in the House – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Keeping Qld safe from terrorists, Russians, Ebola and Crocodiles. Roy Morgan Poll – It’s Labor 50.5pc TPP. A Developer in the House. Dr Ken Levy returned as CCC boss. BAU for the Blame Labor Party. Asset leasing, it’s like Hong Kong. Tweet of the week 1 – That’ll stop the terrorists. Tweet of the week […]






Certa bonum certamen: Tony Fitzgerald renames ‘bullying cowards’ @couriermail the ‘Craven Mail’ #qldpol






On Tuesday night, Queensland’s pre-eminent corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald used his introduction to the biannual “Tony Fitzgerald Lecture” at Griffith University by Professor David Bayley to fight back against the The Courier Mail’s latest attack on his credibility. Having supplied a pre-scripted speech to the media before taking to the podium, Mr Fitzgerald surprised everyone when […]






Tony Fitzgerald plays Nostradamus: #Qldpol #murdoch ‘propaganda’ blather will go on






Margo: Tony Morris QC, who, like Brandis, I was at law school with at Queensland University, wrote an opinion piece in today’s Courier Mail critiquing Tony Fitzgerald and backing Tim Carmody’s appointment as Chief Justice of the Queensland Supreme Court. But he has privately condemned it, exposed by the ABC’s Melina Howells June 18,2014. Tony Fitzgerald’s statement in reply today, […]






LibLab public funding deal a ‘financial gerrymander’: Tony Fitzgerald.






By Tony Fitzgerald, 2 June, 2013 The recent proposal to pay extra public money to political parties was widely seen as another misuse of public money for private benefit. However, the scheme was even more objectionable because of the impact that it would have had on future elections. Australian democracy is more than a contest […]






Democracy, ethics, tolerance and public civility






By Tony Fitzgerald December 08, 2012 Margo: Tony has kindly given me permission to publish a piece he wrote for the Oz late last year. There are about 800 politicians in Australia’s parliaments. According to their assessments of each other, that quite small group includes role models for lying, cheating, deceiving, ‘rorting’, bullying, rumour-mongering, back-stabbing, slander, ‘leaking’, […]