Fun and games in the Queensland Parliament – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Fun and games in the Queensland Parliament.

Campbell Newman is Eliot Ness. Leaked briefing confirms existence of LNP robots. A tale of three crowns. Racism alive and well in the deep North. Flight Centre Newman Government guarantee. . Campbell Newman is Eliot Ness “Populist governments need an enemy,” wrote University of Queensland Professor of Law Graeme Orr in his 2013 piece describing […]

Did The @CourierMail misrepresent Dr Chris Davis? #qldpol: @Qldaah

Did The @CourierMail misrepresent Dr Chris Davis?

There’s always an exception to the rule. In Queensland, it’s former Liberal National Party (LNP) member Dr Chris Davis. Elected to the seat of Stafford in 2012, Davis took on the role of assistant health minister in the Newman Government. He was a critic, albeit quiet, of the former Beattie and Bligh Labor governments over […]

Labor must not let polls distract from party reform: @e2mq173 comments

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Labor has every reason to be pleased with the opinion polls. The Abbott government is now the worst-performing first-term federal government in history, and would face an embarrassing defeat if it were foolish enough to use a double dissolution to force its draconian budget through the Senate. Similarly, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine leads a deeply […]

Tinkler at #ICAC: The art of of good and bad cops by @boeufblogginon

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  #icac Watson is on the point of corralling Tinkler in the questioning of Tinkler. Very clever. — Joan Evatt (@Boeufblogginon) May 16, 2014 Law students should have been at the ICAC hearing on Friday afternoon when Nathan Tinkler was being questioned. They would have seen a fine example of corralling a witness and one […]

Victoria’s light on the hill burns brighter: @e2mq173 reports

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There is a growing feeling of hope in the Victorian Labor Party. As traditional Labor values emerged at the weekend’s state conference – from the floor and the stage – members traded cynicism and despair for optimism and even anticipation that Labor can indeed win government in November’s state election. The longstanding view that it’s […]

The conservatives are back in charge, @DrCraigEmerson comments on brutal #budget2014

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  If ever there were any doubts about the difference in values between conservative and progressive Australian governments they were laid to rest by the Abbott Government’s first Budget. It was the pernicious embodiment of conservative philosophy: treat the poor and vulnerable as malingerers while going easy on wealthy backers; and, in order to maintain […]

#Indivotes independent candidate @jenpodesta explains why she’s joined the ALP

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Last year I stood as an independent candidate in the federal Seat of Indi – now famous for the outstanding win by another independent, Cathy McGowan, over the three-term incumbent Sophie Mirabella. Much has already been said and written about that. The experience of standing as a candidate was at once exhilarating and heartbreaking, but […]

Visit to #BentleyBlockade on the eve of police destruction?@margokingston1 Twitter report

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Frontline on #BentleyBlockade: @trisholaviolet reports

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  Can You Hear Us – Bentley Blockade April 2014 by @ParisandDarmin Dawn at Bentley is magic. It’s the time when we most deeply feel the preciousness of the earth we’re standing on, and reaffirm the imperative of protecting it for future generations. Soft mist shrouds the gentle landscape. Rolling green pastures, trees just peeping through […]

The killing of fair play: @Jansant comments on what the ALP has lost

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  I used to be proud of being born and raised in Balmain, the spiritual home of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). The area has produced and attracted some of the greatest names in Australian history, people of politics like Sir Henry Parkes, Tom Uren, Neville Wran and Herbert Vere ‘H.V.’ Evatt (aka Doc Evatt), […]