Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology

ReachTEL poll for Ashgove – TPP 53 percent to Labor. Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor. Sorry week. Tony Fitzgerald QC on Newman’s ‘blitzkrieg’. Could the Newman Government really fall to a Palaslide? Newman cuts respite services to disabled children. Bligh Government’s Gold Coast trams go live. Tweet of the week – Good advice on […]

‘I’m the guy’, how Newman is saving Qld – The #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

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Fitzgerald’s verdict on Newman Government upheld. ReachTEL poll shows TPP 51 percent to LNP. ‘I’m the guy,’ declares Newman. Whistleblower Graeme Hallett charged by CCC. Is Labor candidate for Stafford Dr Anthony Lynham the best person to take the health portfolio? Breach of security in Qld Health payroll, Lynham’s details leaked. Whooping cough immunization program […]

‘Disdain for democracy’, Fitzgerald’s verdict – The #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

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Fitzgerald hands down verdict on Newman Govt. Newspoll results show swing away from government by 14 percent. Courier Mail favours LNP to win in 2015 but pledges no favouratism. Labor to restore CCC & repeal donation laws changes. Could former LNP MP Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor? Newman Government announces delivery of police helicopter. […]

Nathan Tinkler & Co – Queensland Political Donors Anonymous: @Kevin_Rennie

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The Boardwalk #1 In 2012 political donations to parties in Queensland were capped at $5000. Donations from related corporations were treated as one from a single entity. Anonymous donations of $200 or more were banned. However, there was a get-out-of-jail-free card. Gifts to political parties were uncapped so long as they were not for campaign […]

The Bleijie Betrayal: analysis, @Qldaah #qldpol

The Bleijie betrayal. How the Newman Government’s Attorney-General broke the confidence and trust of Queensland’s legal community.

The relationship between the Newman Government and the Queensland legal fraternity has deepened into crisis. Outgoing Queensland Chief Justice, Paul de Jersey has called for unity amongst the legal fraternity over the appointment of Tim Carmody as his replacement. de Jersey will vacate the position to replace Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley. A de Jersey […]

A crisis of confidence: @BowlerBarrister on the #CarmodyCrisis #qldpol

A crisis of confidence. @BowlerBarrister takes a look at the problems created around the appointment of Tim Carmody QC to the position of Qld Chief Justice.

By Ross Vernon Bowler LLB Barrister-at-Law The Rule of Law Queensland is a democratic society. Within that democracy Queensland has chosen to make the rule of law a constituent part of its justice system and therefore its societal structure. In its simplest form the rule of law endeavours to ensure justice for all according to […]

Three foolish kings, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

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ReachTEL poll. Unemployment at 6.3 per cent. Palmer versus Seeney. Three foolish kings – Tim Carmody’s meteoric rise to chief justice. Qld Treasurer Tim Nicholls gets it wrong – where the solar households actually are. Open the schools – The comeback kids victory against the Newman Government. Newman’s DG Jon Grayson advised on CSG whilst […]

The vanilla Qld budget 2014, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

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The vanilla Qld budget 2014. Treasurer Tim saves pensioner’s from concession cuts. Solar powered champagne sippers and latte drinkers. Death threat allegations against David Gibson. Stafford Votes – Is it Bob or Jared? Greatest hate sprung from greatest love – Palmer referred to CMC. Bleijie backdown: Union ballots for campaign spending repealed. Election prediction: March […]

Looking across the border, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

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Sex offences almost double over the last year in Brisbane’s inner-western suburbs. Cash for LNP access. Funding cut: Campbell Newman’s Mother’s Day gift to dying women from breast cancer. Assistant Health Minister Dr Chris Davis sacked. Newman Govt ignored environmental concerns for Galilee Basin coal mine. Kids and coal: We are in the coal business. […]

Restoring integrity in politics: @Sally_Owl on what citizens can do

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Integrity, Decency, Transparency and Accountability Four words that mean the difference between goodies and baddies, to put it into terms our Prime Minister will understand. So what do these four words that motivated 100,000 people to March in March really mean? Integrity is the adherence to moral and ethical principles.  It is demonstrating a sound […]