Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald QC names Queensland power abuses: @Qldaah analysis






On Friday, March 28, 2014, Tony Fitzgerald condemned Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party (LNP) government for proposed changes to Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). In a written submission to the parliamentary committee reviewing the bill, Mr Fitzgerald described the move as: “the final step needed to remove the Commission’s independence entirely and bring it completely […]






#QldPol and the birth of Newmanism






By David Marler  @Qldaah No Fibs Queensland Reporter 31 July 2013 Out of all the Australian states and territories, it is Queensland’s Newman Government that is the most indicative of what an Abbott led Australia might look like. Welcome to hashtag #Qldpol. May 17, 2012: New Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman rises and delivers his maiden […]






@MsGraceCollier Cleavage fact check






[clear] by David Marler June 17, 2013 Yesterday on the ABC Radio National Outsiders program, debate turned to cleavage. On the panel to discuss the ‘Pandora’s box of political sexism’, National Affairs Editor for Crikey, Bernard Keane; writer, feminist, sociologist and social commentator, Eva Cox and Grace Collier, columnist and industrial relations consultant. For the first half of […]






Will Driscoll be charged with lying to parliament?






By David Marler April 21, 2013 Source: BRISBANE, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman lost another seat in parliament this week with the resignation of Scott Driscoll from the LNP. The tally of MP’s quiting the LNP now stands at four with  Newman’s 78 seat majority falling to 74. In addition, 3 Ministers have resigned over nepotism […]






What happened to honest politics in Queensland? Scott Driscoll shames Newman






By David Marler April 7, 2013 The Queensland State election of 2012 delivered the traditionally safe Labor seat of Redcliffe to Scott Driscoll of the Liberal National Party (LNP). Driscoll was born in Redcliffe and was involved in a number of community groups which helped raise his profile in the electorate. He became president of […]