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

Certa bonum certamen: Tony Fitzgerald QC renames ‘bullying cowards’ The Courier Mail, ‘The Craven Mail’.

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 […]

Dear AFP, please investigate #Ashbygate at last, sincerely @GrahamPerrettMP

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8 September 2014 Mr Tony Negus Commissioner Australian Federal Police GPO Box 401 CANBERRA ACT 2601   Dear Mr Negus Tony, Re: Potential Commission of Criminal Offences by the Honourable Mal Brough MP 1.  I refer to the attached correspondence in relation to this matter dated 21 December, 2012 and 19 March, 2013 containing information alleging criminal […]

Time for @mediaalliance to take charge of secret tapes ethics debate: @margokingston1 #MediaMargo #MediaWatch

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I sent this email to the Media Alliance today. Dear Media Alliance, Last night’s Media Watch discussed the ethical dispute among journalists over the ethics of recording interviewees without their permission. The dispute shows serious disagreement on the matter. The Age believes it is always ethical. Some others, including me, believe it it permissible only […]

Senate Bingo! The @sarah_capper column

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A whole new class of players joined the Upper House this month, and with a record number of cross-benchers – 18, including the Greens – there will be deals-a-plenty and the “spin cycle” on overdrive. Cards will be kept close to chests; cards will be put out on the table; and, as the last week has shown, […]

Abbott’s confession: I never left the Oz in spirit

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Margo: Thought Abbott couldn’t grovel to Murdoch more than in his ‘Freedom’s discerning friend‘ speech to the IPA last year? Read this. Address to the Australian’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner Sydney – Check Against Delivery-under Embargo by Political Alert

‘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 […]