Money has swamped Qld politics, and that endangers democracy: @Graeme_Orr #qldvotes comment

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Money makes the world go round.  That’s a truism in a market economy.   The promise of democracy – one vote, one person, one value – ought to balance that.   But what if money makes the political world go round? Nothing less than the fate of electoral democracy is at stake if we let money swamp […]

Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015 #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part four of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 26 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: January 06 – 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. January 17 – 21: Pt 2 Qld election […]

An archive of The Courier Mail’s front pages during 2015 #qldvotes – #qldpol: @Qldaah

The Courier Mail was named the PANPA Newspaper of the Year for 2014.

On August 22, 2014, The Courier Mail wrote, “THE Courier-Mailwas (sic) last night crowned Australia’s metropolitan daily Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious PANPA industry awards”: Courier-Mail wins Newspaper of the Year 2014 at PANPA awards. The Courier Mail articles used by the Liberal National Party (LNP) in the 2015 Qld election campaign The Sunday Mail editor […]

Quick vids: The sacking of the PCMC and the scent of corruption – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

The Sacking Of The PCMC

Last century, former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen used an electoral system called the gerrymander which manipulated the numbers of constituents in electorates in favour of his government. This helped to keep him in power for more than two decades. Gerrymandering was ended after the Fitzgeral Inquiry report was implemented by the Goss Government. In this […]

Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part 2 of the Queensland election coverage. The below entries cover the period from January 17 – 21. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs January 06 – 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. January 17 – 21: Pt 2 Qld […]

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Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. List of Qld election blogs January 06 – 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. January 17 – 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. January 22 – 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. January 26 –       : Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. […]

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The #indivotes movie: @adropex review and musings on how Indi is changing politics

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INDI: The Road to Canberra — CROWDFUNDING TRAILER from David Estcourt on Vimeo. INDI: The Road to Canberra  “More than a year has passed since the campaign, so it was interesting seeing our emotions on the big screen…Obviously there are a lot of nuances that can’t be conveyed in a 90 minute film, but [the […]

Santos cops and Wilson ambos – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @qldaah

Santos cops and Wilson ambos.

ReachTEL – Ashgrove TPP 55pc to Labor. Trend unemployment rises to 6.9pc. Dr Bruce Flegg ousted by own party. No aircon for you kids, says Langbroek. Seeney orders removal of climate change sea level precaution. The Wavebreak Island Battle. Santos cops and Wilson ambos. Queensland tourism down again. Newman Government relaxes sex offender monitoring. Tweet […]

The Newman Abbott factor – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

The Newman Abbott factor

ReachTel – TPP Labor 51pc. The Newman Abbott factor. Cash for probity. Cash for gravel – update. Final 730 Qld airs. Springborg looking forward to coronial inquest into teenagers’ deaths. North Stradbroke Island miner Sibelco to close Yarraman quarry. Electricity sell-off, the Victorian experience. Tweet of the week – Journos being flown to remote places. […]

Hiding fundraisers not in the public interest – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Hiding fundraisers not in public interest

Morgan poll: 50.5pc to LNP. Hiding fundraisers not in the public interest. New record in political advertising. Valedictory speeches as storm lashes final sitting day. New Qld Integrity Commissioner’s warning. Bulldoze first, ask permission later. Water management changes threaten Great Barrier Reef. Deleting the surgery waiting list. Tweet of the week – Brownie led recovery. […]