No public transport for you – The #QldWeekly blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

No public transport for you

Follow the week in Queensland politics and news at NoFibs blogazine. Table of contents No public transport funding for you. (May 30, 2015) – The Courier Mail attacks ‘Green smear’. (May 29, 2015) – LNP asks, ‘What went wrong?’ (May 28, 2015) – Queensland’s overcrowded prisons. (May 27, 2015) – The value of political connections. […]

Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part 2 of the Queensland election coverage. The below entries cover the period from January 17 – 21. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt […]

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The #indivotes movie: @adropex review and musings on how Indi is changing politics

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INDI: The Road to Canberra — CROWDFUNDING TRAILER from David Estcourt on Vimeo. INDI: The Road to Canberra  “More than a year has passed since the campaign, so it was interesting seeing our emotions on the big screen…Obviously there are a lot of nuances that can’t be conveyed in a 90 minute film, but [the […]

Sour grapes of Liberal wrath as #MurdochMafia target #Indivotes: @jansant comments

Cathy McGowan and Sophie Mirabella

Every now and then in the life of a nation, there’s an event that threatens to change the status quo, bringing the old tired establishment out swinging. You and I, the punters, will be led to believe the assault is for our own good and the sanctity of our institutions. Sophie Mirabella’s (@MirabellaSophie) defeat at […]

The @Indigocathy campaign clean, #murdochmafia false smear declares war to regain Indi: @camklose comment

Indivotes clean campaign

The constituents of Indi understand the Coalition’s tactics better than most. In the 2013 election, voting booths were postered, sometimes for 100s of metres in either direction, with negative, dramatic signs warning people not to vote Independent. It didn’t work. People grew tired of the negativity of the Mirabella campaign and voted overwhelmingly in support […]

Nathan Tinkler & Co – Queensland Political Donors Anonymous: @Kevin_Rennie

By MediaServicesSAP (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Boardwalk #1 In 2012 political donations to parties in Queensland were capped at $5000. Donations from related corporations were treated as one from a single entity. Anonymous donations of $200 or more were banned. However, there was a get-out-of-jail-free card. Gifts to political parties were uncapped so long as they were not for campaign […]

Looking across the border, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

NSW-Qld Border monument, Coolangatta

Sex offences almost double over the last year in Brisbane’s inner-western suburbs. Cash for LNP access. Funding cut: Campbell Newman’s Mother’s Day gift to dying women from breast cancer. Assistant Health Minister Dr Chris Davis sacked. Newman Govt ignored environmental concerns for Galilee Basin coal mine. Kids and coal: We are in the coal business. […]

The party’s no fun anymore: @hiroyasugita study tour on Australian independents

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and cross-benchers in 2012 (Source: Fairfax).

Just one week in late March 2014 exposed how farcical Tony Abbott’s ‘government of adults’ is. Supposedly consummate professional political operator, Arthur Sinodinos, proved to be naïve at best, greedy at worst, for not realising the dodgy company structure which had shadowy figure of Eddie Obeid lurking behind it. Then a supposedly moderate Attorney-General proposed […]

Roo Poo and Who’s Who in the Senate Zoo

Clive Palmer with Ricky Muir. Photo: Jacky Ghossein

By Sarah Capper 18 October 2013 It was perhaps the moment in which I found myself googling “Ricky Muir” + “poo” that served as the final straw in realising the need for Senate reform. Not that I needed much convincing – the new Senator-elect from Victoria from the Palmer United Palmer Motoring Enthusiasts Party is just one of […]

Sal Kimber on singing the @voiceforindi song, and getting Paul Kelly’s OK

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Sheila’s editor and No Fibs columnist Sarah Capper interviews Sal Kimber, who re-wrote and sang From Little Things Big Things Grow for Cathy McGowan’s campaign launch. Sarah was at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre where Sal performed on election night, during which swings going against the tide of the rest of the country increasingly showed Cathy […]