Money has swamped Qld politics, and that endangers democracy: @Graeme_Orr #qldvotes comment






Money makes the world go round.  That’s a truism in a market economy.   The promise of democracy – one vote, one person, one value – ought to balance that.   But what if money makes the political world go round? Nothing less than the fate of electoral democracy is at stake if we let money swamp […]






Dirty deals done dirt cheap: @Qldaah #qldpol weekly wrap






May Day staying in May The cash poor Qld unemployment hits 6.3pc Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek sprung in secret deal Dirty deals done dirt cheap Palmer vs Newman Government CMC dealt a mortal blow Campbell Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson off the hook Heartbreak in Newman’s Qld: Struggling dairy farmers seek export to Asia Tweet of […]






Cash for Campbell, Newman named in ICAC inquiry: @Qldaah analysis #qldpol






Introduction Ch1: Cash flows into the LNP Ch2: Calls for Inquiry Ch3: DP Jeff Seeney backs Newman Ch4: Campbell Newman’s Director-General Jon Grayson drawn further into ICAC Ch5: AWH targeted Qld water customers and Ipswich ratepayers Ch6: How Wayne Myers, associate of Campbell Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson, was employed at AWQ Ch7: The big deal: […]






Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald QC names Queensland power abuses: @Qldaah analysis






On Friday, March 28, 2014, Tony Fitzgerald condemned Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party (LNP) government for proposed changes to Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). In a written submission to the parliamentary committee reviewing the bill, Mr Fitzgerald described the move as: “the final step needed to remove the Commission’s independence entirely and bring it completely […]






The legal saga against One Nation, and legal possibilities against Abbott






Margo Kingston: For people interested in the details of the One Nation court saga, the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission published a report in 2004. Here we publish its findings on Abbott’s involvement, then my 2003 Webdiary piece  on the possibilities for legal action by Hanson and Ettridge and an explanation of champerty and maintenance. CMC […]






What happened to honest politics in Queensland? Scott Driscoll shames Newman






By David Marler April 7, 2013 The Queensland State election of 2012 delivered the traditionally safe Labor seat of Redcliffe to Scott Driscoll of the Liberal National Party (LNP). Driscoll was born in Redcliffe and was involved in a number of community groups which helped raise his profile in the electorate. He became president of […]