Malcolm Roberts seeks political donations – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

A blog to explore the solicitation of political donations by Malcolm Roberts in relation to Queensland’s electoral laws. Check back for updates.

Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Former The Courier Mail editor and current The Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins a Gold Kenny.

Queensland media freaks out over #qldvotes election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

Tensions high in #qldpol as Labor and LNP launch Twitter election missiles.

Turnbull Government knew of Qld land grab before election – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol

The Singapore deal to acquire land around the existing defence bases at Shoalwater Bay & Townsville may have been kept from Queensland voters at the 2016 federal election.

Resistance and hope in the face of Trump #climatedenial – @takvera

Despite the climate denialism in a Trump administration, it will be difficult to stop the zero carbon transition already underway and driven by economic forces, with action by citizens, businesses and states. As the minutes ticked past midday with Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the whitehouse.gov website was swept clean of anything climate related. Obama’s record in this area has been officially archived and Trump’s pages announce an America First Energy Plan. The plan re-affirms that “Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.” This is the only mention of the word climate on the page. […]

The ‘suffering’ of Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison – @Qldaah #auspol

The true victims of the refugee crisis on Nauru and Manus Island revealed.

Stop the guns: Tony Abbott saved Australia. Again. – @Qldaah #auspol

The debate over the Adler 110 shotgun reaches new levels of absurdity in Canberra. You probably missed it but somewhere back in 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott threw himself into the breach once more to save the country. This time it wasn’t in the path of raggedly dressed refugees on boats. This time it was real. This time he’d stared down shotguns. We never knew the sacrifice he’d made until this week when he retrospectively coined a new three letter slogan, ‘stop the guns’. More specifically, he’d initiated a customs ban on the importation of the new Adler 110 lever action shotgun that could carry 7 cartridges in its magazine over the current legally available model […]

Malcolm Turnbull’s worst day at the office – @Qldaah #auspol

Nauru, the Adler shotgun and liberty.

In absentia, Wyatt Roy clears himself of ‘war tourism’ – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Wyatt Roy’s trip into the Daesh conflict zone raises senate committee questions.

Making sense of the Queensland asset sales debate – @Qldaah #qldpol

The asset sales debate is on the boil yet again in Queensland.