A baptism of sea and sky – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

(February 21, 2015) – Aftermath. (February 20, 2015) – Tropical Cyclone Marcia lands, (February 19, 2015) – Newman lashes out. (February 18, 2015) – Health of the state. (February 17, 2015) – Meeting with business and union leaders. (February 16, 2015) – More experienced. Summary A busy first week for new Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. She saw the swearing in of her 14 member cabinet which included 8 women, the highest proportion in Queensland’s political history. She met with both business and union leaders in an effort to encourage the two groups to work together to reduce Queensland’s high trend unemployment rate of 6.5 percent. (For more statistical analysis of […]

Hiding fundraisers not in the public interest – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Morgan poll: 50.5pc to LNP. Hiding fundraisers not in the public interest. New record in political advertising. Valedictory speeches as storm lashes final sitting day. New Qld Integrity Commissioner’s warning. Bulldoze first, ask permission later. Water management changes threaten Great Barrier Reef. Deleting the surgery waiting list. Tweet of the week – Brownie led recovery. . Morgan poll: 50.5pc to LNP Roy Morgan Research has found the next Queensland state election is too close to call. Premier Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party is marginally ahead on a two-party preferred basis with 50.5 percent, up 1 percent from the previous poll. Labor fell a percentage point to 49.5pc. However, in the […]

Does LNP Gympie MP David Gibson deserve a third chance? @Qldaah #qldpol

In 2012, Campbell Newman chose MP for Gympie, David Gibson as his Police Minister. However, two weeks into the job he resigned. Gibson had been caught speeding and driving without a licence on February 16, 2012. A non payment of a fine for a prior speeding infringement in May 2011 had led to his licence being suspended. Over the following four months, five letters were sent to his home reminding him to pay. Gibson claimed he was unaware of his licence being suspended. However, after a late night meeting with Premier Campbell Newman, he announced his resignation the following day and retired to the backbench. Eight months later, Newman handed […]