Storm lashes House in final hours of 54th Qld Parliament, #bnestorm #qldpol : @Qldaah

Brisbane Times state political reporter Amy Remeikis turned weather journalist on Thursday in the final few hours of the 54th Queensland parliament for 2014. Portentous perhaps of the parliamentary gods’ displeasure with the Newman Government, hail hammered the 150 year old House of Parliament as a storm of biblical proportions rolled over the river city. Valedictory speeches dominated the final sitting day for the year before the skies turned green and the wild weather assaulted the city. Parliament is not expected to return in February 2015. Unlike other states with set election dates, Queensland remains governed under flexible three year terms. It is expected Premier Campbell Newman will call an election early […]

A game of poles and wires – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Queensland tourism stalls. Ban the bins. A brief shining moment – By far, Campbell Newman’s best speech. From asset sales to asset leasing – A game of poles and wires. Overcrowding in youth detention centres. Tweet of the week – Hi-vis vending machines installed. . Queensland Tourism stalls Premier Campbell Newman’s budget cuts have been blamed for the stagnated growth in Queensland Tourism as other states forge ahead. Tourism Research Australia’s International Visitor’s Survey for the June Quarter showed international visitors rose by 1 percent, with Victoria up 11pc, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia all up 7pc, Tasmania up 4pc and Australia Capital Territory up 2pc. The […]