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 […]






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 […]






Qld Employment Minister Grace Grace hits back at Courier Mail accusations she’s given up: @Qldaah #qldpol






Queensland’s new Employment Minister Grace Grace has denied claims by The Courier Mail that she has given up on youth unemployment across the state. In a Tweet published on Friday night, a defiant Ms Grace said, “I will never give up on jobs for Qld young unemployed.” Ms Grace also stated that she was, “completely quoted out of context”. Completely […]






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, […]






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) – […]






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, […]






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 […]






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, […]






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) – […]