Labor’s mighty swing – The #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

Labor reclaims Stafford

A mighty swing – Labor reclaims Stafford. Cracks in the pillar – Tourism figures down. Cracks in the pillar – Construction down in Central Qld. X-Rays incorrectly read. Queensland budget estimates fails to impress. Suicide after Barrett Adolescent Centre closure. . A mighty swing – Labor reclaims Stafford Labor picked up another seat on Saturday […]

‘I’m the guy’, how Newman is saving Qld – The #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

SuperNewman

Fitzgerald’s verdict on Newman Government upheld. ReachTEL poll shows TPP 51 percent to LNP. ‘I’m the guy,’ declares Newman. Whistleblower Graeme Hallett charged by CCC. Is Labor candidate for Stafford Dr Anthony Lynham the best person to take the health portfolio? Breach of security in Qld Health payroll, Lynham’s details leaked. Whooping cough immunization program […]

The insidious culture of ‘cash for’, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

The insidious culture of ‘cash for’, the #qldpol weekly.

Cash for gravel. Cash for sand. Claims of interference in CMC investigation. Qld Auditor-General casts doubt on Newman Government claims it’s improving front line services. Newman Government saves Dutton Park train station from the Newman Government. Vale Bosun, Qld’s finest police dog. Tweet of the week – Premier gets advice. . Cash for gravel This […]

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

QldLabourForce

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 […]

Citizen journo @Wendy_Bacon on Joe’s ‘Widen the Gap’ budget

Rosie Williams and Luke Bacon at BudgetAus event at FBI

Last night I headed over to FBi, a successful not for profit radio station in inner Sydney to meet up with the Budget_Aus team to listen to Treasurer Joe Hockey deliver his first budget speech. We were hosted by Heidi Pett and the rest of the FBi Backchat team who were working on their show about […]

The Qld Conservative split, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

The Qld Conservative split, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

Tony Fitzgerald QC’s verdict: The Newman Government are “arrogant fools” Newman attacks Palmer: The Qld Conservative split Trouble ahead in the prison system Environment Minister calls for ban on Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Police Minister announces six cars crushed . Tony Fitzgerald’s verdict: The Newman Government are ‘arrogant fools’ The Liberal National Party (LNP) […]

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

Speculation rises over one of Qld's safest LNP seats.

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 […]

Crystal ball predictions for politics 2014 by @sarah_capper

shiftinggoalposts

By Sarah Capper  @sarah_capper 14th February 2014 Our federal representatives, who we ushered in with gusto last September, returned to Canberra this week – the land of what Wikipedia (hey, if it’s good enough for the Environment Minister) describes as being home to “politics, public service, pornography,pyrotechnics, pot and prostitution – the “Six P’s” as they are known.” Let’s make it seven: […]

#Griffithvotes citizen journo @Griffithelects live twitter reports of Libs ‘group call’ and campaign launch

LNPlaunch

By Jan Bowman @GriffithElects Mass Teleconference in Griffith On Wednesday February 29 the LNP ran a mass virtual ‘town hall’ teleconference with voters in Griffith. Apparently Labor used this technology recently in Griffith to link party members with Opposition leader Bill Shorten and is planning something similar in the last week of the campaign. I […]

Griffith grudge match: Glasson’s Gladiators vs Butler’s Battlers @GriffithElects reports

GriffithByeleciton

By Jan Bowman  @GriffithElects 25th January 2014 Having a Prime Minister as the sitting member drew significant attention to Griffith during the 2013 federal election, but there is a sense that this time around the eyes of the nation will be on Griffith with renewed interest, many seeing this by-election as the first test for […]