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






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






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.






PHONy deals: The Qld LNP’s path to appeasement of One Nation – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






While Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls dithers on the question of preferencing One Nation, others appear to be making the decision for him.






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 […]