Where the rubber hits the road – @Qldaah #qldpol

The fallout from Campbell Newman’s anti-hooning laws.

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 the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Queensland now has a new set of election rules. The Queensland Liberal National Party’s (LNP) dogmatic quest for more electorates has led to the unexpected reintroduction of compulsory preferential voting (CPV) by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s minority Labor Government. The changes mean an additional four electorates will be created taking the total number of […]

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, journalists scrambled into action and canceled personal plans. Did Newman’s call lead to one of the greatest defeats in Australian political history? Or, given the size of the swing to Labor, was it one of the greatest of political victories? I suspect, until the next vote and given the contemporary polarisation of Queensland’s electorate, the schooner residing […]

Prices slashed – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Jump to comments section. (November 18, 2015) – Anti-terrorism tactics for Queensland. (November 17, 2015) – LNP has been ‘denuded’. (November 16, 2015) – The Queen Street Wharf deal. (November 15, 2015) – Queensland’s oldest domestic violence women’s shelter. . (November 18, 2015) – Anti-terrorism tactics for Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart’s new training program Ian Stewart spoke to ABC 612 Brisbane about new training for police and counter-terrorism tactics: Queensland’s Police Commissioner talks terror tactics. When fire-ant dogs retire Thanks to Mikey and Justin for 8 years of loyal service in Qlds fight against fire ants. #qldpol @QldAgriculture pic.twitter.com/RHsLyhKNYl […]

Taskforce Orion – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Jump to comments section. (November 14, 2015) – Courier Mail claims power struggle. (November 13, 2015) – Nuclear waste dump proposed for Queensland. (November 12, 2015) – Barrett Inquiry being delayed. (November 11, 2015) – Seeking gender equality in whole of government Queensland. (November 10, 2015) – New taskforce formed against child exploitation. (November 9, 2015) – New Carmichael coalmine challenge. (November 8, 2015) – Change to proposed lockout laws. . (November 14, 2015) – Courier Mail claims power struggle ‘KATTERstrophic’ claims Murdoch paper Steven Wardill and Jason Tin reported: “SECRET meetings to lock in the Katter’s Australian Party to Labor’s legislative agenda […]

Situation red in the drought state – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Jump to comments section. (November 7, 2015) – Queensland, Australia’s film production capital. (November 6, 2015) – Turnbull meets Qld resistance. (November 5, 2015) – North Queensland Economic summit. (November 4, 2015) – Newman card scrapped. (November 3, 2015) – Byrne Inquiry: Political blame. (November 2, 2015) – The debate: GST increase to 15pc. (November 1, 2015) – Water in the Sunshine State. . (November 7, 2015) – Queensland, Australia’s film production capital Screen Australia report Tony Moore reported, “Queensland is firmly elbowing its way “centre stage” as Australia’s emerging screen capital, with Johnny Depp’s cheeky pirate smile sailing that treasure northwards. Queensland has […]

Infrastructure and power – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blog along with us as we cover the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents (October 31, 2015) – Newman’s book tour, dwindling crowd. (October 30, 2015) – Byrne Inquiry finds police resources diverted to bikies under Newman Government. (October 29, 2015) – Medicinal cannabis: Epileptic kids, MS sufferers first to be trialled. (October 28, 2015) – Jeff Seeney referred to Ethics Committee. (October 27, 2015) – Breach of standing order 271, LNP referred to ethics. (October 26, 2015) – Draft infrastructure plan released. (October 25, 2015) – House of power. . (October 31, 2015) – Newman’s book tour, dwindling crowd Book sales through the floor Amy Price reported, “It was a […]

Bundaberg focus of the week – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

The living blog. The week in Queensland politics and news. Check back for updates. Table of contents (October 24, 2015) – Annastacia’s tells. (October 23, 2015) – Newman Govt warned not to close Barrett Centre. (October 22, 2015) – Women at work. (October 21, 2015) – Steven Wardill turns gossip columnist. (October 20, 2015) – State of Queensland. (October 19, 2015) – Location Bundaberg. (October 18, 2015) – Loggerhead turtles arrive in Mon Repos before politicians. . (October 24, 2015) – Annastacia’s tells Journalist Amy Remeikis gives an eight month analysis Amy Remeikis commented, “Spend enough time in the company of anyone and you’ll learn their tells. A micro-grimace before speaking. A twiddling […]

Gold Coast light rail is go! – The Queensland Weekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Check back for updates. Table of contents (October 17, 2015) – Smoking bans to be widened. (October 16, 2015) – CSG, drought: tough times for farmers. (October 15, 2015) – Far North Qld local council allegations. (October 14, 2015) – Coding and robotics for schools. (October 13, 2015) – Can Do back in the House. (October 12, 2015) – Billy Gordon back in the news. (October 11, 2015) – Gold Coast light rail. . (October 17, 2015) – Smoking bans to be widened Speaker Peter Wellington labels The Courier Mail’s Des Houghton a liar Speaker @pwellingtonmp calls for @couriermail retraction over inaccurate @DesHoughton […]

Advancing Qld – Budget 2015 – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Follow along as we cover the Queensland budget 2015. Table of contents  Advance Queensland – Palaszczuk’s maiden budget. (July 17, 2015) – LNP attacks Police Minister. (July 16, 2015) – Justice Margaret Wilson to head Barrett Inquiry. (July  15, 2015) – Post-budget day. July  14, 2015) – Budget day. (July  13, 2015) – Pre-budget eve. (July 12, 2015) – Springborg to appear in the dock. . Advance Queensland – Palaszczuk’s maiden budget Despite her political detractors saying she wouldn’t last, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will deliver her first budget on her 151st day in government. tues @ 2.30p treas @Curtis_Pitt_MP will reveal how he will pay the bills. dets @7newsqueensland pic.twitter.com/6QCqcd3IyO — […]