Shady deals: How Pauline Hanson left a Gold Coast buyer with legal costs – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Pauline and Adam Hanson have been trying to offload their Gold Coast property at Biggera Waters since 2008.

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 […]

A developer in the House – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Keeping Qld safe from terrorists, Russians, Ebola and Crocodiles. Roy Morgan Poll – It’s Labor 50.5pc TPP. A Developer in the House. Dr Ken Levy returned as CCC boss. BAU for the Blame Labor Party. Asset leasing, it’s like Hong Kong. Tweet of the week 1 – That’ll stop the terrorists. Tweet of the week 2 – Question on a beer coaster. . Keeping Qld safe from terrorists, Russians, Ebola and Crocodiles In the wake of the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Speaker of the Queensland House Fiona Simpson opened this week’s parliament by expressing appreciation for the state’s Sergeant-at-Arms and the Queensland Police. “On behalf of our Parliament, I […]

The Arrrs have it – Arts Minister updates the House on Captain Jack Sparrow, @Qldaah #qldpol

THURSDAY: Amid guffaws and pirate noises from fellow MPs, Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker updated the House on Queensland securing the location for the filming of the fifth movie in “The Pirates of The Caribbean” franchise. Amid visions of smoke ridden sea pitched battles, Captain Walker detailed how Queensland “fought off challenges” from Mexico and southern Australian states. Meanwhile, revelations were made on how Admiral George Brandis had parleyed exclusively for his home state to be host. Walker also assured the crew that the projected $100 million bounty would boost both the Queensland economy, tourism and the local screen industry. Members broke into laughter and […]

Newman Government obstinacy – Fire ants march on Gold Coast: @Qldaah #qldpol

Fire ants march on Gold Coast Fire ants. A tiny creature with a detrimental impact to Queensland’s South-East and potentially Northern New South Wales. Last week the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) confirmed nests had been found on the Gold Coast near Yatala. The ant is native to South America and first appeared in Queensland in the Brisbane suburb of Wacol in 2001. Infestation of land makes habitation impossible for livestock, pets and humans. Bites from thousands of tiny jaws develop into great welts and pain. Instances of young animals dying have been recorded. In 2012, the Newman Government slashed in half funding for the fire ant […]