Prepare for impact – Federal budget 2015 – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Prepare for impact - Federal budget 2015

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Can’t get their heads around it. (May 16, 2015) – State governments in a world of pain. (May 15, 2015) – Media has gone to the dogs. (May 14, 2015) – War against Abbott Government. (May 13, 2015) – Budget fallout. (May 12, 2015) – […]

Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues - The Qld Weekly blogazine

Storifying the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues. (May 9, 2015) – Labor’s Brisbane mayoral race kicks off. (May 8, 2015) – Carmody crisis revisited in Cowan appeal. (May 7, 2015) – Resetting donation laws. (May 6, 2015) – Suggested scripts. (May 5, 2015) – Courier Mail fashion police. (May […]

The 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

The 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan  - The Qld Weekly blogazine

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan. (May 2, 2015) – Released: Qld Integrity Commissioner advice to LNP Ray Stevens. (May 1, 2015) – All Labor’s fault. (April 30, 2015) – $70 million ‘Strong Choices’ bill. (April 29, 2015) – Newman and Seeney drop Alan Jones defamation case. (April […]

Premier nation – Power shift to the sub-national leaders: The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Premier nation - The Qld Weekly blogazine.

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents Premier nation. (April 25, 2015) – Abbott Government not engaging on public transport. (April 24, 2015) – Qld shopping hours deregulation debate. (April 23, 2015) – Field of study – Combating climate change deniers. (April 22, 2015) – Auscript under fire. (April 21, 2015) […]

Auscript welcomes referral to Queensland Auditor-General: @Qldaah #auslaw #qldpol

Auscript welcomes referral to Queensland Auditor-General

Allegations against contractor Auscript of poor court transcripts. The Newman Government announced the outsourcing of court transcription and recording services to Auscript on February 22, 2013. The then Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, declared that this would save $6 million. The move ultimately resulted in the shutting down of the State Reporting Bureau (SRB). “The outsourcing of transcription services […]

Simply the best – Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

Simply the best - Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll

Just days before the Liberal National Party launched an attack on Queensland Labor over the Billy Gordon case, one of their own was sentenced to jail. The Courier Mail reported in its Sunday Mail edition that Timothy Paul Gear, 23, had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, fully suspended for 18 months for child sex offences. Gear was the Chairman […]

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

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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 (May 21, 2015) – Billy Gordon makes maiden speech. (May 20, 2015) – Gordon votes against government, reports Courier Mail. (May 19, […]

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 […]