Targeting women with Michaelia Cash – @Qldaah #auspol

Targeting women with Michaelia Cash.

The Minister Assisting the Minister for Women wants to set targets to encourage more female parliamentarians in the Liberal Party but does she have the right marketing formula?  No feminist This week, Nick Evershed and Shalailah Medhora reported that in terms of women in Australian politics, the gender gap has widened; “From a high point of 30.8 percent in 2009, the proportion […]

Advancing Qld – Budget 2015 – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Advancing Queensland - Palaszczuk Government’s maiden budget.

Follow along as we cover the Queensland budget 2015. Table of contents  Advance Queensland – Palaszczuk’s maiden budget. (July 17, 2015) – LNP attacks Police Minister. (July 16, 2015) – Justice Margaret Wilson to head Barrett Inquiry. (July  15, 2015) – Post-budget day. July  14, 2015) – Budget day. (July  13, 2015) – Pre-budget eve. […]

Politicians ignore questions about detention of #refugees: @JulianBurnside reports

Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Bidgee Wikimedia

Note: This piece previously published on Julian Burnside’s website: http://www.julianburnside.com.au/politicians-ignore-questions-about-detention-of-refugees/ It is a miserable thing to report, but our politicians who inflict unspeakable misery on refugees are apparently not willing to explain themselves. An Australian citizen recently wrote to six Federal MPs asking a couple of very simple questions.  Each letter was less than a […]

Scare tactics and @TonyAbbottMHR’s war on #qanda over @ZakyMallah’s truth bomb: @jansant comments

Zaky Mallah QandA

When the politicisation of “national security” morphs into a vicious attack on the independence of our Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), it’s another sign Australia is racing down the road towards a fascist state. This confected outrage about #qanda reveals the depth of the totalitarian impulse in this government. It frightens me. — Jane Caro (@JaneCaro) […]

#CommanderInGaffe – PM bumbles his way through “Allegiance to Australia” bill: @Qldaah #auspol

Commander-In-Gaffe - Bumbling PM reveals secret ASIO terrorism maps to the world.

Blog of media reports on the “Commander-in-gaffe” story. Check back regularly for updates.   (Jump to comments section) Introduction. (June 26, 2015)  – ASIO using Washington Post maps. (June 25, 2015)  – Questions over maps. (June 24, 2015)  – Abbott in ASIO bunker. . Introduction As his “Allegiance to Australia” legislation was about to be […]

Abbott declares war on Qld education – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

The Queensland Weekly Blogazine - Tony Abbott declares war on Qld education.

Follow as we cover the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Recommended read – Sarah Binney. Tony Abbott declares war on Qld education. (June 26, 2015) – Carmody returning to work. (June 25, 2015) – Gunning for Qld. (June 24, 2015) – Adani halts project. (June 23, 2015) – Premiers in retreats. (June […]

Northern Spirit – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Northern Spirit - The Queensland Weekly

The week that was in Queensland politics. Table of contents (June 20, 2015) – Abbott’s cuts to Queensland. (June 19, 2015) – Media frenzy over Carmody. (June 18, 2015) – No investigation into Police Minister. (June 17, 2015) – Remembering Ravenshoe. (June 16, 2015) – Newman’s destruction halted. (June 15, 2015) – Making medicine in […]

By hook or by crook – The #CashForTurnbacks scandal: @Qldaah #auspol

By Hook Or By Crook - The #CashForTurnbacks scandal.

Live blog of the media reports on the “cash for turnbacks” crisis. Check back regularly for updates.   (Jump to comments section) Introduction. (July 20, 2015)  – AFP essential priority. (June 24, 2015)  – Senate inquiry to launch. (June 20, 2015)  – Counter allegations. (June 19, 2015)  – Justifying paying people smugglers. (June 18, 2015) […]

Breaking the law to save lives – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Breaking The Law To Save Lives - The Qld Weekly

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Breaking the law to save lives. (June 13, 2015) – To the Pentagon. (June 12, 2015) – Courier Mail attempts leadershit. (June 11, 2015) – Tuberculosis on the march. (June 10, 2015) – Legal action against Linc widens. (June 9, 2015) – Trap set for premier. […]

Centenary of the Qld progressives – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

CentenaryOfTheQldProgressives2

Follow the week in Queensland politics and news at NoFibs blogazine. Table of contents Centenary of the Queensland progressives. (June 6, 2015) – Turbulent times. (June 5, 2015) – Reverse Newmanism. (June 4, 2015) – Bad call. (June 3, 2015) – The Rick Williams dirt files. (June 2, 2015) – Queensland racing boards abolished. (June 1, […]