Kitchen tables and #Community in the Nation’s Capital from @MargaretOConno5

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“I cannot honestly say that I liked Canberra very much; it was to me a place of exile; but I soon began to realize that the decision had been taken, that Canberra was and would continue to be the capital of the nation, and that it was therefore imperative to make it a worthy capital; […]

#NDIS restart – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

NDIS restart - The Qld Weekly blogazine

Covering the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents NDIS restart. (April 18, 2015) – Fire ants march on. (April 17, 2015) – COAG day. (April 16, 2015) – Queenslander. (April 15, 2015) – Units to build. (April 14, 2015) – GST wars. (April 13, 2015) – NDIS back on the agenda. […]

Get your house in order – The media trial of Billy Gordon: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah


Live blog of events surrounding the Gordon case. Table of contents Introduction. Get your house in order. Domestic violence is not a political tool – Ross Bowler. Cairns Now and Gavin King. The updates section (April 15, 2015) – Morgan Poll puts Labor ahead. (April 14, 2015) – ‘I’m not meddling’ – Warren Entsch. (April 13, […]

Rise of the 55th, death to the Dixer – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Rise of the 55th, death to the Dixer

Rise of the 55th Queensland Parliament. (March 27, 2015) – Question time. (March 26, 2015) – Vote of confidence. (March 25, 2015) – Opening day. (March 24, 2015) – Speaker elected. (March 23, 2015) – Death of the Dixer. (March 22, 2015) – Reef plan not good enough. Blogging the week Check back with us […]

If Senate won’t defeat #DataRetention bill terrorists and criminals will: @sortius comments

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With the federal government’s metadata retention bill having passed the lower house, and all but assured to pass the senate, the technical implications are still sketchy at best. Costing an estimated $400 million a year (a figure that will no doubt be revised up substantially), the legislation isn’t a cheap exercise in flag waving like […]

John #MalcolmFraser AC 22nd Prime Minister of #auspol: @Jansant tribute

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser (@MalcolmFraser12) has left the building, and it feels empty without him. The man who had once torn Australia apart, became a voice of reason, decency and compassion in a sea of gutter level race fuelled political strategy. A child of the squattocracy, that in the end, was the reasoned and […]

Feb 2015 – Qld female underemployment worst since 1978, #qldpol: @Qldaah

Female underemployment worst since 1978.

Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland trend unemployment was revised up from 6.5 percent in January to 6.6 percent before falling back to 6.5 percent for February. New Queensland Treasurer on the block Curtis Pitt said, “The ABS Labour Force numbers released today show there is work ahead to grow Queensland jobs. Trend unemployment […]

Re-borged – The Supportive Springborg – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Re-borged: The Supportive Springborg

The Supportive Springborg. (March 21, 2015) – Forgotten Queenslanders. (March 20, 2015) – TC Nathan passes with no loss of life. (March 19, 2015) – Saving The Great Barrier Reef. (March 18, 2015) – Sore losers. (March 17, 2015) – May Day to return to May. (March 16, 2015) -The haunting. (March 15, 2015) – […]

Qld women on the front foot – The Qld Weekly blogazine #qldpol: @qldaah

Qld women on the front foot

Blog the week. (March 14, 2015) – No to uranium mining. (March 13, 2015) – Qld arts Renaissance post-Newmanism, modern Palaszczukism. (March 12, 2015) – Alzheimer’s breakthrough. (March 11, 2015) – World Plumbers Day. (March 10, 2015) – Waiting to get on the waiting list . (March 9, 2015) – Operation Undo CaDo. (March 8, 2015) […]

Not now, not ever – The Qld Weekly blogazine #qldpol: @Qldaah

Can Qld lead the way against domestic violence?

Blog the week. Not now, not ever. (March 7, 2015) – Get out of jail free. (March 6, 2015) – International Women’s Day . (March 5, 2015) – Selling non strategic assets. (March 4, 2015) – March 4 march. (March 3, 2015) – Hear and say. (March 2, 2015) – Terror guards. (March 1, 2015) – […]