Three foolish kings, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah






ReachTEL poll. Unemployment at 6.3 per cent. Palmer versus Seeney. Three foolish kings – Tim Carmody’s meteoric rise to chief justice. Qld Treasurer Tim Nicholls gets it wrong – where the solar households actually are. Open the schools – The comeback kids victory against the Newman Government. Newman’s DG Jon Grayson advised on CSG whilst […]






Unemployment at 6.3 per cent, the Qld labour force monthly update: @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland’s unemployment has risen from 5.5 per cent when the Newman Government came to power to a high of 6.3pc. In 2012, Queensland recorded “the steepest rise in unemployment in the state since Australian Bureau of Statistics records began in 1978”. At latest report, 15,414 Queensland public servants have […]






Mystery over ‘Blue-tie Man’ deepens, France baffled: @Qldaah #auspol






Satire. French authorities have detained a man found speaking gibberish to school children and are anxious to return him to his country of origin. Wearing a neat suit with a pale blue tie, the man appeared at a school fete and began speaking in broken French to children, teachers and parents. Officials also believe the […]






The vanilla Qld budget 2014, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah






The vanilla Qld budget 2014. Treasurer Tim saves pensioner’s from concession cuts. Solar powered champagne sippers and latte drinkers. Death threat allegations against David Gibson. Stafford Votes – Is it Bob or Jared? Greatest hate sprung from greatest love – Palmer referred to CMC. Bleijie backdown: Union ballots for campaign spending repealed. Election prediction: March […]






They call me Bob – Follow the mystery trail on the LNP candidate for #StaffordVotes: @Qldaah #qldpol






Bob Andersen has been selected as the Liberal National Party (LNP) candidate in the by-election for the Queensland electorate of Stafford. However, as it turns out, “Bob” is really “Jared”. As Premier Campbell Newman announced the LNP candidate, psychologist Bob Andersen for the Stafford by-election, Twitter commentators in #qldpol began to ask questions. Familiar to […]






Those solar powered, champagne sipping, latte drinkers: @Qldaah #qldpol






Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls has labeled people who took advantage of the Bligh Government’s solar rebate scheme as “champagne sippers” and being part of the “latte set”. In another “blame Labor” session of question time in the Queensland parliament, Nicholls turned on solar households labeling the scheme “middle class welfare”. In response to an interjection […]






New moonlight state rising, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah






Power prices rise again. Food queues grow longer. Galaxy poll 55 per cent to LNP. #StaffordVotes – Another byelection underway. New Moonlight state rising. . Power prices rise again No one seems able to curb power price hikes in Queensland, least of all Premier Campbell Newman. At the 2012 election, he pledged to lower them […]






@NoFibs election blog for #StaffordVotes, #qldpol






(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Stafford by-election called for July 19, 2014 The resignation from state parliament of LNP MP Dr Chris Davis has triggered a shock byelection for the seat of Stafford. Davis disagreed with his own government on changes to electoral rules, chiefly the raising of the donation declaration […]






Into the black, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah






Deutsche Bank pulls out of Abbot Pt coal terminal. Eight cent solar feed in tariff cut. Into the black – electoral changes. Cash for contracts. More Fitzgerald elders speak out. The fight for Qld, (offer expires 2015 election day). Future Qld job prospects, work at Coles. Curfew on the vision impaired. Bogans who live in […]






Newman Government changes electoral rules and loses an MP: @Qldaah analysis #qldpol






Queensland electoral act changes pass parliament prompting a LNP MP to resign.  In a late Thursday night sitting, the Newman Government used its number to push through changes to the Queensland electoral act. Among the changes, one most concerning to objectors is the scrapping of limits to political donations. Previously, caps were set at $5000 […]