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 […]






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






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. […]






Dirty deals done dirt cheap: @Qldaah #qldpol weekly wrap






May Day staying in May The cash poor Qld unemployment hits 6.3pc Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek sprung in secret deal Dirty deals done dirt cheap Palmer vs Newman Government CMC dealt a mortal blow Campbell Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson off the hook Heartbreak in Newman’s Qld: Struggling dairy farmers seek export to Asia Tweet of […]






The Qld Conservative split, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah






Tony Fitzgerald QC’s verdict: The Newman Government are “arrogant fools” Newman attacks Palmer: The Qld Conservative split Trouble ahead in the prison system Environment Minister calls for ban on Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Police Minister announces six cars crushed . Tony Fitzgerald’s verdict: The Newman Government are ‘arrogant fools’ The Liberal National Party (LNP) […]






Ethics and perception, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah






Deterrent and punishment: The 3.5 per cent fine creep Qld votes: campaigning and speculation Asset sales: QIC sells Queensland Motorways for $7 billion Ethics Chair David Gibson’s troubled past and present Campbell Newman’s Director-General Jon Grayson drawn further into ICAC How AWH targeted Qld water customers and Ipswich ratepayers How Wayne Myers, associate of Campbell […]






Does LNP Gympie MP David Gibson deserve a third chance? @Qldaah #qldpol






In 2012, Campbell Newman chose MP for Gympie, David Gibson as his Police Minister. However, two weeks into the job he resigned. Gibson had been caught speeding and driving without a licence on February 16, 2012. A non payment of a fine for a prior speeding infringement in May 2011 had led to his licence […]






The old gross-debt net-debt trick, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah






Youth employment payout With Queensland named the second highest in youth unemployment in the nation, at 13.4 per cent, The Sunday Mail has reported that the Abbott Government proposes to pay incentives and expenses for unemployed who stay in work. An allocation of $40 million has been set aside to pay youth to relocate to […]






Picking on Pickerings, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah






Cash for Campbell Queensland Premier Campbell Newman was named in New South Wales this week as part of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry into former Labor MP Eddie Obeid and his links to Australian Water Holdings (AWH). Newman had received a cash donation to his mayoral election campaign of $5000 in return for […]






Cash for Campbell, Newman named in ICAC inquiry: @Qldaah analysis #qldpol






Introduction Ch1: Cash flows into the LNP Ch2: Calls for Inquiry Ch3: DP Jeff Seeney backs Newman Ch4: Campbell Newman’s Director-General Jon Grayson drawn further into ICAC Ch5: AWH targeted Qld water customers and Ipswich ratepayers Ch6: How Wayne Myers, associate of Campbell Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson, was employed at AWQ Ch7: The big deal: […]






A State of protest: @Qldaah weekly wrap from #qldpol






Doctors’ dispute rages: Campbell Newman’s Queensland Government intensified its assault on public health care doctors this week by seeking a federal court injunction to prevent what it labeled as “misinformation” being disseminated by unions. In a week in which the nation discussed freedom of speech in relation to modifications to the Racial Discrimination Act, many tweets […]