Situation red in the drought state – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Jump to comments section. (November 7, 2015) – Queensland, Australia’s film production capital. (November 6, 2015) – Turnbull meets Qld resistance. (November 5, 2015) – North Queensland Economic summit. (November 4, 2015) – Newman card scrapped. (November 3, 2015) – Byrne Inquiry: Political blame. (November 2, 2015) – The debate: GST increase to 15pc. (November 1, 2015) – Water in the Sunshine State. . (November 7, 2015) – Queensland, Australia’s film production capital Screen Australia report Tony Moore reported, “Queensland is firmly elbowing its way “centre stage” as Australia’s emerging screen capital, with Johnny Depp’s cheeky pirate smile sailing that treasure northwards. Queensland has […]

Infrastructure and power – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blog along with us as we cover the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents (October 31, 2015) – Newman’s book tour, dwindling crowd. (October 30, 2015) – Byrne Inquiry finds police resources diverted to bikies under Newman Government. (October 29, 2015) – Medicinal cannabis: Epileptic kids, MS sufferers first to be trialled. (October 28, 2015) – Jeff Seeney referred to Ethics Committee. (October 27, 2015) – Breach of standing order 271, LNP referred to ethics. (October 26, 2015) – Draft infrastructure plan released. (October 25, 2015) – House of power. . (October 31, 2015) – Newman’s book tour, dwindling crowd Book sales through the floor Amy Price reported, “It was a […]

Bundaberg focus of the week – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

The living blog. The week in Queensland politics and news. Check back for updates. Table of contents (October 24, 2015) – Annastacia’s tells. (October 23, 2015) – Newman Govt warned not to close Barrett Centre. (October 22, 2015) – Women at work. (October 21, 2015) – Steven Wardill turns gossip columnist. (October 20, 2015) – State of Queensland. (October 19, 2015) – Location Bundaberg. (October 18, 2015) – Loggerhead turtles arrive in Mon Repos before politicians. . (October 24, 2015) – Annastacia’s tells Journalist Amy Remeikis gives an eight month analysis Amy Remeikis commented, “Spend enough time in the company of anyone and you’ll learn their tells. A micro-grimace before speaking. A twiddling […]

Gold Coast light rail is go! – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Check back for updates. Table of contents (October 17, 2015) – Smoking bans to be widened. (October 16, 2015) – CSG, drought: tough times for farmers. (October 15, 2015) – Far North Qld local council allegations. (October 14, 2015) – Coding and robotics for schools. (October 13, 2015) – Can Do back in the House. (October 12, 2015) – Billy Gordon back in the news. (October 11, 2015) – Gold Coast light rail. . (October 17, 2015) – Smoking bans to be widened Speaker Peter Wellington labels The Courier Mail’s Des Houghton a liar Speaker @pwellingtonmp calls for @couriermail retraction over inaccurate @DesHoughton […]

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

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. (July 12, 2015) – Springborg to appear in the dock. . Advance Queensland – Palaszczuk’s maiden budget Despite her political detractors saying she wouldn’t last, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will deliver her first budget on her 151st day in government. tues @ 2.30p treas @Curtis_Pitt_MP will reveal how he will pay the bills. dets @7newsqueensland pic.twitter.com/6QCqcd3IyO — […]

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

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 22, 2015) –  Means tested state schools. (June 21, 2015) – Courier Mail claims ministers can’t cope. . Recommended read – Sarah Binney Sarah Binney from Griffith University has written a great piece on Australia’s despondency with the media gallery, “Julia Gillard’s recent interview with Lenore Taylor has highlighted the disdain that many in the community — from […]

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

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 Queensland. (June 14, 2015) – Newman’s lavish plans axed. . (June 20, 2015) – Abbott’s cuts to Queensland Legal services suffer Amy Remeikis reported, “More than 80,000 people were turned away from Queensland’s community legal centres last year– more than half the national total. And with federal government cuts on the table, there are fears the number of […]

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

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. (June 8, 2015) – Picketing now blackmail. (June 7, 2015) – Medicinal cannabis in use. . Breaking the law to save lives Cannabidiol (medicinal cannabis), the active ingredient in the oil extracted from the marijuana plant will always have a “druggy” stigma attached to it. It is only one of 85 such cannabinoids in the plant and […]

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

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, 2015) – House of Newman clothing range up for sale. (May 31, 2015) – Qld Koalas on vulnerable list. . Centenary of the Queensland progressives One hundred years has elapsed since the swearing in of Thomas Joseph Ryan as Queensland Premier, Chief Secretary, and Attorney-General. Born in Victoria in 1876, T.J. Ryan became a teacher and barrister. […]

Lily Weinberg from @Wilderness_Aus on why #Environment Award for Children’s #Literature

The books we ingest as children shape the values we carry as adults. They help to start conversations about the cultural differences and the changing norms of places, time periods, and the status quo. I’ve based my personal and working life on trying to keep fossil fuels in the ground and protect the places we love from the impacts of climate change. It is one of the many reasons why I encourage educators, parents, and children to read books that discuss nature and conservation. I have been a voracious reader ever since I can remember – in fact, even since before I could really read. There is video footage of me […]