Making sense of the Queensland asset sales debate – @Qldaah #qldpol






The asset sales debate is on the boil yet again in Queensland.






Dam scam: $3m in federal funds awarded to Qld LNP connected consortium – @qldaah #auspol #qldpol






High ranking Qld LNP members awarded millions for feasability study






#CensusFail: John Citizen meets Joe Public – @Qldaah #auspol






e-Census software tester Revolution IT claims it was not given a mandate to test against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks but a curious testimonial from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Technical Director, John Citizen, praises their subject knowledge and advice.






The Mundingburra gambit: The plan to recapture Herbert – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Inconsistencies alleged by the Liberal National Party in the polling for the Queensland federal seat of Herbert echo the 1995 legal challenge to Labor’s victory in the Queensland state electorate of Mundingburra.






Tears, Queensland Nickel and the ‘moral hazard’: Analysis – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Parliamentary records show how in 2014 the Abbott Government attempted to erode the remuneration component of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee. Queensland Coalition MP Ewan Jones teared up on Friday as he spoke of the hardship facing workers in his electorate of Herbert after the collapse of Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel refinery near Townsville. “This is a tough day,” he […]






Abbott handshake not enough to bring optical fibre to the bush: @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol






Out in Western Queensland a handshake is a done deal. In May 2015, the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott toured the shires of Barcoo and Diamantina in Western Queensland and inadvertently committed the Federal Government to a $16 million fibre optic project. It was sealed through a handshake with Diamantina Mayor Geoff Morton and Barcoo Mayor Julie Groves. Also present […]






No Fibs’ and Tony Fitzgerald’s #qldvotes Editorials: Our chance to demand honest Government






No Fibs’ #qldvotes election editorial by No Fibs editor Margo Kingston The big picture theme of the Queensland election campaign has been the extraordinary alliance of people and parties across the political spectrum to oust the LNP. Alan Jones led the right wing attack, personally backing all the minor party and independent MPs. He champions […]






A game of poles and wires – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Queensland tourism stalls. Ban the bins. A brief shining moment – By far, Campbell Newman’s best speech. From asset sales to asset leasing – A game of poles and wires. Overcrowding in youth detention centres. Tweet of the week – Hi-vis vending machines installed. . Queensland Tourism stalls Premier Campbell Newman’s budget cuts have been […]






Did The @CourierMail misrepresent Dr Chris Davis? #qldpol: @Qldaah






There’s always an exception to the rule. In Queensland, it’s former Liberal National Party (LNP) member Dr Chris Davis. Elected to the seat of Stafford in 2012, Davis took on the role of assistant health minister in the Newman Government. He was a critic, albeit quiet, of the former Beattie and Bligh Labor governments over […]






Unemployment at 6.3 per cent, the Qld labour force monthly update: @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland’s unemployment has risen from 5.5 per cent when the Newman Government came to power to a high of 6.3pc. In 2012, Queensland recorded “the steepest rise in unemployment in the state since Australian Bureau of Statistics records began in 1978”. At latest report, 15,414 Queensland public servants have […]