Part 6 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Former The Courier Mail editor and current The Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins a Gold Kenny.

Queensland media freaks out over #qldvotes election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

Tensions high in #qldpol as Labor and LNP launch Twitter election missiles.

Trashing Queensland: How the Newman Govt made the state into NSW’s dump – @Qldaah #qldpol

A policy decision in 2012 has led to a 210,000 tonne jump in the volume of interstate waste being tipped in Queensland.

Pauline Hanson wrongly claims influence over Palaszczuk Govt policy – @Qldaah #qldpol

In a series of tweets, the One Nation leader claims to have pressured the Queensland Government into announcing legislation to protect seniors in retirement villages hours after a community forum. However, the policy had been announced a month earlier.

Dining over mining: Qld Land Court Rules against New Acland coal mine – @takvera

The Queensland Land Court has ruled against the New Hope application to expand its existing open-cut New Acland Coal mine (Stage 3) in Queensland’s Darling Downs which was proposed to operate for an additional 12 years to 2029. This is first time the Queensland Land Court in a contested case has outright rejected a coal mine. Queensland Land Court member Paul Smith on Wednesday recommended Mines Minister Anthony Lynham formally reject the proposed expansion. Land Court in Qld rejects #Acland Coal mine's expansion plans in Darling Downs @abcnews — Katherine Gregory (@KatGregoryABC) May 31, 2017 While it is a historic landmark ruling and recommendation, the mine extension will depend upon […]

At her discretion: Queensland election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

A short blog for those who like to speculate on the Queensland election date.

Pauline Hanson endorses kidnapper Mark Ellis for Macalister – @Qldaah #Pinkenba6 #qldpol

Mark Ellis was part of a group of six Queensland police officers who in 1994 dumped three children in the bush at Pinkenba.

Adani’s Abbot Point #coal contamination of Caley Valley #wetlands reports @takvera

Adani’s coal export terminal at Abbot Point was in the direct path of Category 4 Cyclone Debbie. There was reason to expect a large storm surge, but this did not occurr, but the destructive winds and torrential rain caused Adani to release a large amount of contaminated water into the adjacent wetlands and ocean. On Sunday April 9 the Mackay Conservation Group published on their facebook page a before and after photo of the Abbot Point export coal terminal owned by Adani, and part of the Caley Valley wetlands adjacent to it. Here is the text of their post: Satellite imagery released by the Qld Government shows serious harm has […]

Qld farmers left stranded by Barnaby Joyce’s red tape – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s favouritism for New South Wales exposed.