Impressions of #qldvotes by soon-to-be Qlder @Megh1997

Right now I am caught in a gap, an unfamiliar, vacuum-life period of time that began when I finished high school in the Northern Rivers of NSW and will end, hopefully, when I move interstate to Queensland and start university. I already know I am heading into a new life, one in which my financial […]

Jeff un-Seeney and the @CallideVotes question – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

A social media campaign to unite voters in the central Queensland seat of Callide, held by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney, is calling for locals to vote for anyone but the Liberal National Party (LNP). The Facebook page ‘Jeff Seeney – Callide Votes’ and its matching Twitter account @CallideVotes have been attracting grassroots support across the […]

Money has swamped Qld politics, and that endangers democracy: @Graeme_Orr #qldvotes comment

Money makes the world go round.  That’s a truism in a market economy.   The promise of democracy – one vote, one person, one value – ought to balance that.   But what if money makes the political world go round? Nothing less than the fate of electoral democracy is at stake if we let money swamp […]

Open For Business: Avondale @MarkDoyle00 #qldvotes

In August and September 2014 I travelled through Central Queensland from Dalby to Roma and Chinchilla, up to Alpha and on through Moranbah to Collinsville and Bowen, then down to Gladstone and Avondale. In every town I talked to people whose lives had been upturned by rapid coal and gas expansion. Every town had a […]

Volatile Queensland question time – Newman defies Madam Speaker: @Qldaah, #qldpol

On Tuesday, Premier Campbell Newman used Queensland question time to make accusations of criminality at the independent MP for Nicklin, Peter Wellington. What started as a straightforward question on overseas visitors committing offences, turned into a furore as the firebrand politician reacted vehemently to Newman’s allegation of supporting criminal motorcycle gangs. Wellington has long been […]

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 […]

Buildings in the sky – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor. The election express. Asset sales wont pay for every new project. The Queensland scam. Newman’s Tower of Power. Tweet of the week: Newman has one fan. . ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor A ReachTEL poll conducted for the Together Queensland union in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate of Ashgrove […]

Fun and games in the Queensland Parliament – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Campbell Newman is Eliot Ness. Leaked briefing confirms existence of LNP robots. A tale of three crowns. Racism alive and well in the deep North. Flight Centre Newman Government guarantee. . Campbell Newman is Eliot Ness “Populist governments need an enemy,” wrote University of Queensland Professor of Law Graeme Orr in his 2013 piece describing […]

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

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

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 […]