Part 12 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

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The final act in the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 12 of Australian election coverage 2016.

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You’re out of a job
Platinum Steve
Coalition of chaos
The anxious wait
Polling day
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(July 6, 2016) Day 60 – You’re out of a job

Pauline Hanson and the media

 Mark Di Stefano reported in November, 2015, ““She’s a semi-regular, paid contributor,” said Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell over email.”: We spoke to Pauline Hanson and she threatened legal action.

Pauline Hanson warned by Premier

How’d they get it wrong?

Capricornia update

Herbert update

Longman update

Forde update

The Conservative Party

AEC refutes Daily Telegraph

  • Tom Rogers wrote, “I strongly refute several assertions made in the Daily Telegraph editorial titled ‘Need for speed in democracy of 21st century’. The author’s statement that the count is proceeding ‘at an apparently glacial pace’ is incorrect: the AEC counted over a million votes yesterday (a mix of new votes added to the count and a further check of votes already counted), and this was just one crucial step of the AEC’s conduct of the largest, most complex election in Australia’s history.”: Statement from the Australian Electoral Commissioner: Need for accuracy in democracy, regardless of the century.

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(July 5, 2016) Day 59 – Platinum Steve

Media coverage at a premium

The Queensland Liberal National Party traditionally doesn’t like media scrutiny. They prefer a passive press that repeats their words and doesn’t ask difficult questions around donors and the awarding of government contracts.

It was the same in the day of their political grandfather, Joh Bjelke-Petersen. He most famously brushed off Jana Wendt’s repeated questions about corruption in a 1989 A Current Affair  interview.

“You are wrong, Jana” and “you have gone up a dry gully,” he proclaimed as she put allegations of corruption to him.

Recently, in his authorised biography, former LNP Premier Campbell Newman blamed the Queensland media for his downfall.

“That’s the last press conference I’ll ever have to do… that’s the last time I’ll ever have to talk to that pack of bastards,” he was reported to have said by author Gavin King.A quote from Can Do: Campbell Newman and the Challenge of Reform by Gavin King.

The LNP’s MP for Moncrief and Minister for Trade, Steve Ciobo, is no exception. On Monday night he invited all of the Gold Coast media to his re-election victory party except for the Gold Coast Bulletin. Reporters asked  Mr Ciobo outside the event if they could be admitted but received a stern rebuff.

“Unfortunately, the Bulletin doesn’t seem to be interested in factual reporting. I don’t know why. I’d love the Bulletin to be accurate but unfortunately….,” he began.

“All the Gold Coast media is invited except for the Gold Coast Bulletin. Hopefully, when The Bully becomes a bit more factual and less interested in the story than the facts then we’ll have a great relationship like I have had for the last fifteen years. We’ll see how it goes.”

The Bully had as recently as May questioned Mr Ciobo and neighbouring Fadden LNP MP Stuart Robert over their combined fund raising events.

“Gold Coast MPs Stuart Robert and Steve Ciobo are “the million-dollar men” who use little-known fundraising vehicles to deliver the biggest election war chest for the LNP in Queensland,” reported Paul Weston.

On Tuesday, Mr Weston also reported on Mr Ciobo’s Platinum Circle fundraising entity.

“Two donors to Gold Coast MP Steve Ciobo’s Platinum Circle have won open public tenders for multimillion-dollar Federal Government contracts,” he wrote under the headline, “Platinum Circle has golden ring to it as backers land major Federal Government contracts.”

One of those donors, Technology One, was embroiled in a donations/lobbying scandal with another Gold Coast LNP MP, state based Newman Government Information Technology Minister Ros Bates. In 2012, an investigation by The Courier Mail’s Steven Wardill and Robyn Ironside entitled, “LNP to investigate donations to embattled minister Ros Bates” showed how Ms Bates had failed to update her donation or listing and lobbyist register to show she had been receiving money from the company and had been meeting with them.

Ms Bates would later blame staff for an an error in a spreadsheet for the oversight.

Having reclaimed Moncrief for the LNP with a healthy majority and the millions raised in fundraising activities, Mr Ciobo is the Queensland LNP’s ‘platinum man.’

Daily Telegraph influence waning

Mediscare

Malcolm takes full responsibility

What about the ABCC?

Pauline Hanson – the return

Petrie update

Longman update

Grey update

Dickson update

Forde update

Herbert update

Man sentenced over racist attack on Nova Peris

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(July 4, 2016) Day 58 – Coalition of chaos

George Brandis declares a working majority

It’s not the Labor way but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten could be forgiven for putting his feet up on the desk and chomping on popcorn as he watches the right-wing nut jobs tear themselves to bits in the wake of the election.

Late on Monday, with right-wing One Nation’s Paulin Hanson elected to the senate, Attorney-General George Brandis declared undying loyalty to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and assured the nation the Coalition would be able to govern with a “working majority”. Exactly what that means is not clear but Australians can be sure that deals are being worked out behind the scenes.

For Shorten, it’s never been a more exciting time to be an opposition leader and let Turnbull unleash his Coalition of Chaos upon the nation.

  • ABC News reported, “A key backer of Malcolm Turnbull has told him there is a real risk that Bill Shorten could become prime minister if the Coalition “falls into a rabble” over the outcome of the federal election.”: Malcolm Turnbull warned party infighting could jeopardise election outcome.
ABC News 24 - George Brandis says government will be returned with a "working majority".

ABC News 24 – George Brandis says government will be returned with a “working majority”.

Steve Ciobo’s media ban

Gold Coast Bulletin - Standover man: Qld LNP MP Steve Ciobo bans Gold Coast Bulletin from election party.

Gold Coast Bulletin – Standover man: Qld LNP MP Steve Ciobo bans Gold Coast Bulletin from election party.

Why Dickson was nearly lost

Why Tasmania was lost

ABC Lateline - Eric Abetz believes the Coaltion could have excited voters with reminder of carbon tax.

ABC Lateline – Eric Abetz believes the Coalition could have excited voters with reminder of carbon tax.

ABC - Q&A Josh Frydenberg says GetUp brought "tens of people" into Bass from Sydney.

ABC – Q&A Josh Frydenberg says GetUp brought “tens of people” into Bass from Sydney.

Why NT was lost

Budget in trouble

Pauline Hanson up to old tricks

ABC News 24 - 'Terrorism on our streets, our Australians murdered': Pauline Hanson anti-Islam.

ABC News 24 – ‘Terrorism on our streets, our Australians murdered’: Pauline Hanson anti-Islam.

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(July 3, 2016) Day 57 – The anxious wait

Malcolm’s majority

ABC News 24 - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull quietly confident that he can form a majority government.

ABC News 24 – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull quietly confident that he can form a majority government.

9 News - Malcolm Turnbull quietly confident of forming a majority government but has spoken to the likely crossbench MPs in the meantime.

9 News – Malcolm Turnbull quietly confident of forming a majority government but has spoken to the likely crossbench MPs in the meantime.

Linda Burney makes transition from state to federal

ABC News 24 - Linda Burney says together with the people of the south Sydney seat of Barton history has been made.

ABC News 24 – Linda Burney says together with the people of the south Sydney seat of Barton history has been made.

New Federal Qld MPs

Bill Shorten in Moonee Ponds

ABC News 24 - Bill Shorten's presser post polling day in Moonee Ponds.

ABC News 24 – Bill Shorten’s presser post polling day in Moonee Ponds.

Senate prediction

Indi votes

  • ABC News reported, “Victorian independent MP Cathy McGowan has refused to say who she would support in the event of a hung parliament. Ms McGowan retained the seat of Indi in north-east Victoria with a swing of 4.5 per cent, seeing off a challenge from former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella. With the possibility of a hung parliament looking increasingly likely, support from crossbench MPs will be crucial to whoever wins government.”: Independent MP Cathy McGowan rejects Speaker speculation, possible party deals.

Parliament hung for the moment

Mediscare text

7 News - Malcolm Turnbull says a text message sent out on polling day about Medicare privatisation came from Medicare and he expects the police will investigate.

7 News – Malcolm Turnbull says a text message sent out on polling day about Medicare privatisation came from Medicare and he expects the police will investigate.

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(July 2, 2016) Day 56 – Polling day

Where’s the car?

7 News - Where's the car? Turnbulls wait outside Point Piper mansion to travel into city.

7 News – Where’s the car? Turnbulls wait outside Point Piper mansion to travel into city.

Come out Mal

7 News - Uncertainty over Malcolm Turnbull leads Alan Jones to plead for him to come out.

7 News – Uncertainty over Malcolm Turnbull leads Alan Jones to plead for him to come out.

Name calling on Ch 7

Ch7 news - Election night special: Captain Bedwetter James McGrath Vs Grub Alan Jones.

Ch7 news – Election night special: Captain Bedwetter James McGrath Vs Grub Alan Jones.

Suck on that, Kerry O’Brien

ABC News 24 - "Suck on that Kerry O'Brien," says Leigh Sales.

ABC News 24 – “Suck on that Kerry O’Brien,” says Leigh Sales.

Better than anyone

Stop lying Liberals, says Lambie

7 News - Jacqui Lambie tells Julie Bishop the Liberal Party needs to stop lying.

7 News – Jacqui Lambie tells Julie Bishop the Liberal Party needs to stop lying.

‘You are a grub’

Mayo votes

ABC News - Local voter confronts Liberal member for Mayo Jamie Briggs outside polling booth.

ABC News – Local voter confronts Liberal member for Mayo Jamie Briggs outside polling booth.

Petrie votes

ABC News 24 - Qld ABC journo Allyson Horn with an update from Mango Hill in the marginal Qld seat of Petrie

ABC News 24 – Qld ABC journo Allyson Horn with an update from Mango Hill in the marginal Qld seat of Petrie

Julie Bishop confident of victory

Bring out the votes

Queensland votes

Sturt votes

-Ends

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