Part 3 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Rolling coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Mathias knew nothing. What Mitch knew. Send in the cops. Medicare thaw. They took our jobs and growth. . (May 22, 2016) Day 15 – Mathias knew nothing Senator Mathias Cormann didn’t know about the raids Senator Mathias Cormann has given us all a break from his ‘jobs and growth’ three-word slogan to tell us he knew nothing of the AFP investigation into NBN leaks and thinks current politician entitlements are fair. Paul Karp reported, “Finance minister says rules that allow MPs to claim both travel allowance and tax deduction for the same property are […]

Part 2 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Rolling coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Penalty rates. Riveting viewing. Green tide. Bill is back in Queensland. Saints and sinners. . (May 17, 2016) Day 10 – Penalty rates Battle for Indi Gabrielle Chan reported, “Corboy, who has a stock feed supply business, is hopeful and says the feedback has been positive. “Without sounding sexist, some people are rapt to have a man to vote for,” Corboy said.”: Indi’s National hopeful: ‘Some people are rapt to have a man to vote for’. Wayne Jansson reported, “Last June when Sophie Mirabella won Liberal Party preselection for the Federal seat of Indi, the much […]

Pt 1 – Australian election blog 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Blog along as we cover the long Australian election campaign for 2016. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Mal’s Panama Papers. Saving Albo. Pies and Toast. Battleground Queensland. To the Governor General. . (May 12, 2016) Day 5 – Mal’s Panama Papers Siberian gold mines and Mossack Fonseca Elise Worthington reported, “Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has denied any wrongdoing after his name was found in the massive Panama Papers database.”: Malcolm Turnbull denies any wrongdoing after being listed in Panama Papers. The Sydney Morning Herald reported, “Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was once a director of an offshore company set up by Mossack Fonseca, data from the Panama Papers shows.”: Panama Papers: […]

Red room and the quest for Queensland fixed four year terms: @Qldaah #qldpol

Opinion The referendum this Saturday on fixed four year terms for the Queensland state parliament will fail. I know this because voters have two main concerns. They fear a return of a “Campbell Newman”; not being able to oust a bad premier for four long years. Queenslanders have also expressed a long harboured desire to restore the upper house which was abolished in the constitution amendment act of 1921. At the time, it was stacked with English aristocracy. On the first point, had Newman governed for four years, his opinion rating would have been so low that current premier Annastacia Palaszcuk would have had no trouble forming a majority Labor government in 2016. If he’d been replaced by […]

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 […]

Meeting David Marler: #NoFibs Twitter Activist by @GriffithElects

Like many parents, David Marler’s (@Qldaah) day starts early. He feeds and changes his son before he gets going on Twitter at 5.30 am. He starts with the headlines from the daily print media and then drills down to the detail. His focus is Queensland politics. Throughout the day, David methodically populates a spreadsheet with additional references and cross-references and builds – Monday to Sunday – his weekly blog for publication on No Fibs. Margo Kingston calls David an archivist. She started publishing his Queensland Weekly blogs on No Fibs about 12 months ago. “David is a real time, seven day a week Queensland politics twitter reporter, daily archivist, and […]

Sixteen counts of fraud – The #QldWeekly blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Stay up to date as we blog the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Scott Driscoll? Let’s talk about unions (May 23, 2015) – Newman’s rego price bulge. (May 22, 2015) – The Courier Mail attacks Pitt over recession. (May 21, 2015) – Qld into recession. (May 20, 2015) – Non-binding votes. (May 19, 2015) – The Newman coin. (May 18, 2015) – Scott Driscoll to stand trial. (May 17, 2015) – Zombie Koalas, Barnaby Joyce’s worst fear. . Scott Driscoll? Let’s talk about unions The Liberal National Party’s script writers The Courier Mail don’t want you to think about former Newman Government MP Scott Driscoll who […]

#NDIS restart – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

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. (April 12, 2015) – Springborg’s drought tour dates. . NDIS restart To date, Queensland remains the only state or territory inactive on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Despite the pre-election promises in 2012, it became apparent early in the Newman Government’s term that there was very little interest in making substantive progress. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard […]

A baptism of sea and sky – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

(February 21, 2015) – Aftermath. (February 20, 2015) – Tropical Cyclone Marcia lands, (February 19, 2015) – Newman lashes out. (February 18, 2015) – Health of the state. (February 17, 2015) – Meeting with business and union leaders. (February 16, 2015) – More experienced. Summary A busy first week for new Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. She saw the swearing in of her 14 member cabinet which included 8 women, the highest proportion in Queensland’s political history. She met with both business and union leaders in an effort to encourage the two groups to work together to reduce Queensland’s high trend unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. (For more statistical analysis of […]

Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part three of the Queensland election coverage. The below entries cover the period from January 22 onwards. 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 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld election blog […]

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