Crimes that matter – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

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Crimes that matter. Unemployment at eleven year high. The great Queensland fluoride debate rages. Third suicide after Newman closure of Barrett Centre. New doctor in the house. New livery for Queensland police. Tweet of the week – The media lounge in parliament house gets ‘Newmaned’. . Crimes that matter. The crime statistics came a little […]

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

Did The @CourierMail misrepresent Dr Chris Davis?

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 […]

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology

ReachTEL poll for Ashgove – TPP 53 percent to Labor. Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor. Sorry week. Tony Fitzgerald QC on Newman’s ‘blitzkrieg’. Could the Newman Government really fall to a Palaslide? Newman cuts respite services to disabled children. Bligh Government’s Gold Coast trams go live. Tweet of the week – Good advice on […]

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

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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

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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 […]