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 […]

The Arrrs have it – Arts Minister updates the House on Captain Jack Sparrow, @Qldaah #qldpol

The Arrrs have it

THURSDAY: Amid guffaws and pirate noises from fellow MPs, Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker updated the House on Queensland securing the location for the filming of the fifth movie in “The Pirates of The Caribbean” franchise. Amid visions of smoke ridden sea pitched battles, Captain Walker detailed how Queensland “fought […]

Spinning assets into votes – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

SpinningAssestsIntoVotes

Newman Government obstinacy – Fire ants march on Gold Coast. Spinning assets into votes – Newman’s leasing plan. Turmoil on Reef. The farcical investigation into Dr Bruce Flegg. Carl Judge abandons PUP. Qld slips down OECD rankings. Scott Driscoll charged. Who’s donating to the LNP? Trend unemployment for September rises to 6.4pc. Tweet of the […]

September labour force: Unemployment rises to 6.4pc, biggest trend FTE job losses, @Qldaah #qldpol

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Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Thursday marked the worst trend full-time employment (FTE) job losses of the Newman Government to date. The September labour force data revealed Queensland lost 4,600 FTE. It gained 1,700 part-time employment (PTE) resulting in a net loss of 2,900 jobs across the state. The trend unemployment rate for August […]

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 […]

Airs and grievances – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Airs and grievances

Toowoomba second range crossing funds frozen. Airs and grievances – LNP MP Michael Crandon gets a better deal. No asset sales without a mandate but buildings ok. Winner – Lower transport fares. Springborg’s double dipping beat-up. More mining job losses. Newman tables medical history of Labor MP. Tweet of the week – Premier’s tea party. […]

Buildings in the sky – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

BuildingsInTheSky

ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor. The election express. Asset sales wont pay for every new project. The Queensland scam. Newman’s Tower of Power. Tweet of the week: Newman has one fan. . ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor A ReachTEL poll conducted for the Together Queensland union in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate of Ashgrove […]

As long as the trains run on time – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

AsLongAsTheTrainsRunOnTime

Galaxy poll – TPP 52pc to LNP. Newman Government’s top traffic offender. The political biz of high-vis. Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson spends big. Drought relief – ‘Lying bastards’. CM misleading on Qld debt figure. Tweet of the week – Crane index overload. . Galaxy poll – TPP 52pc to LNP The latest Queensland state Galaxy […]

Cigar wielding wealthy motorist entitlements: the @sarah_capper column

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Sitting on the train, surrounded by other poor people, sans cars, it’s hard not to wonder whether the Abbott Government is becoming increasingly out of touch with its constituents. Sure, there are a lot of discrepancies on public transport – for example, on the not-so-rough Sandringham line, taking in Melbourne’s bayside suburbs, I’m guessing some […]