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. […]

Brunswick battle of progressive values between ALP and Greens – @Takvera #vicvotes

Candidates at Brunswick Forum L to R: Ward Young (Animal Justice Party), Peter Allan (Community Independent for Northern Metro Region), Jane Garrett MP (ALP), Tim Read (the Greens), Dean O'Callaghan (Save the Planet), Giuseppe Vellotti (Liberal Party)

The next government of Victoria is not likely to be decided in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs where I reside, but in marginal electorates in Melbourne’s east and bayside suburbs, and regional electorates around Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. But the innercity and inner north may see a sea-change in representation, if the results of the 2013 […]

A developer in the House – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

A developer in the House

Keeping Qld safe from terrorists, Russians, Ebola and Crocodiles. Roy Morgan Poll – It’s Labor 50.5pc TPP. A Developer in the House. Dr Ken Levy returned as CCC boss. BAU for the Blame Labor Party. Asset leasing, it’s like Hong Kong. Tweet of the week 1 – That’ll stop the terrorists. Tweet of the week […]

A failure of presidential sized proportions – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

A failure of presidential sized proportions

A failure of presidential sized proportions. A Moggill in the rough. Branch members reject sexting MP Peter Dowling. ReachTEL poll on asset leasing. Waiting to get on the hospital waiting list. RTI details $4 billion cuts to Queensland Education. Tweet of the week – Like a big black blowy on a pavlova. . A failure […]

Participation antidote to cynicism: the #indivotes democratic revolution, by @adropex

inditalks

“What do rowers and politicians have in common?” asked Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director of the St James Ethics Centre. “They both look one way and go another.” This resonated with the 265 attendees at the  “Indi talks Democracy” event who came to listen to Simon Longstaff and, “the warhorse from the inside”, former […]

A tap on the shoulder – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

A Tap On The Shoulder

The Arrrs have it – Arts Minister updates the House on Captain Jack Sparrow. A tap on the shoulder. Here’s laughing at you – Pensioners unconvinced of lower power bills. Crossbench movements. Queensland town of Moranbah declining with falling coal prices. Volatile Queensland question time – Premier defies Madam Speaker. Revelations of an outgoing Queensland […]

Volatile Queensland question time – Newman defies Madam Speaker: @Qldaah, #qldpol

VolatileQldQuestionTime

On Tuesday, Premier Campbell Newman used Queensland question time to make accusations of criminality at the independent MP for Nicklin, Peter Wellington. What started as a straightforward question on overseas visitors committing offences, turned into a furore as the firebrand politician reacted vehemently to Newman’s allegation of supporting criminal motorcycle gangs. Wellington has long been […]

Piracy led recovery – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Pirate led recovery

The return of Kate Jones. Dr Bruce Flegg’s downfall. Senate Inquiry into the Newman Government. Pirate led recovery. Power disconnections, wages fall below inflation. VLAD convictions zero. Tweets of the week – Journo’s stakeout. . The return of Kate Jones After years of speculation, Labor’s Kate Jones has confirmed she will stand for pre-selection in […]