Turnbull Government knew of Qld land grab before election – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol






The Singapore deal to acquire land around the existing defence bases at Shoalwater Bay & Townsville may have been kept from Queensland voters at the 2016 federal election.






Making sense of the Queensland asset sales debate – @Qldaah #qldpol






The asset sales debate is on the boil yet again in Queensland.






I am my first book: @burgewords reports from #bwf16






We were inside the building. We belonged, inasmuch as new students belong in new classrooms when they change schools UNDER the general theme of ‘belonging’, the 2016 Brisbane Writer’s Festival (BWF) set itself up with few boundaries, and writers have been rushing to traverse the intentionally unfenced territory across the city. As an independently published author, I […]






Qld LNP makes strong choice in Tim Nicholls as new leader – Qldaah #qldpol






Tim Nicholls benefits from preferential voting to take leadership from Lawrence Springborg Liberal National Party Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has been defeated in a challenge by MP for Clayfield, Tim Nicholls.  Mr Springborg mustered 17 votes in the first round over Mr Nicholls on 14 and a third challenger, Tim Mander, on 10. However, it was the […]






Redclaw politics in the unicameral state – Analysis: @Qldaah #qldpol






How Queensland’s electoral voting system was reformed within the space of a month. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Redclaw politics. Post-Fitzgerald Inquiry era. The Representation Bill. Eighteen minutes in Hell. Blood, teeth and claws. . Redclaw politics Call it a Coup d’état, a reform, an upheaval or the trashing of the legacy of […]






Palaszczuk approves Adani #coal mine leases furthering reef and #climate destruction reports @takvera






This Sunday morning (3 April) the Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk issued a joint statement for approval of mine leases for the Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Their statement was widely condemned by environment, climate and indigenous organisations. The mine lease approval comes on the […]






Red room and the quest for Queensland fixed four year terms: @Qldaah #qldpol






Opinion The referendum this Saturday on fixed four year terms for the Queensland state parliament will fail. I know this because voters have two main concerns. They fear a return of a “Campbell Newman”; not being able to oust a bad premier for four long years. Queenslanders have also expressed a long harboured desire to restore the upper house which […]






Abbott handshake not enough to bring optical fibre to the bush: @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Out in Western Queensland a handshake is a done deal. In May 2015, the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott toured the shires of Barcoo and Diamantina in Western Queensland and inadvertently committed the Federal Government to a $16 million fibre optic project. It was sealed through a handshake with Diamantina Mayor Geoff Morton and Barcoo Mayor Julie Groves. Also present […]






Qld Employment Minister Grace Grace hits back at Courier Mail accusations she’s given up: @Qldaah #qldpol






Queensland’s new Employment Minister Grace Grace has denied claims by The Courier Mail that she has given up on youth unemployment across the state. In a Tweet published on Friday night, a defiant Ms Grace said, “I will never give up on jobs for Qld young unemployed.” Ms Grace also stated that she was, “completely quoted out of context”. Completely […]






Once upon a time in Qld – The digital archive of the 2015 election campaign: @Qldaah #qldpol






On January 6, 2015, Campbell Newman’s snap election call caught many off guard, including members of his own party. The Liberal National Party candidate to challenge Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk in her seat of Inala was overseas. The LNP candidate to face Labor’s Jackie Trad in the seat of South Brisbane had not even been named. In a normally festive time of year, […]