The next #leardblockade bat attack on #liverpoolplains, by local Ros Druce






Stop Work…Independent Audit into the Approval of Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Project…Before the Forest Falls! In my Renegade' #frightbat colony, no gender/politics bar. We fight for Truth, Justice, Nature & the Australian Way. pic.twitter.com/4vjvUt8HTC — Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) June 19, 2014 I wonder if Nathan Tinkler ever envisaged so much opposition from the locals of Maules […]






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 […]






Try hards: October labour force, Qld trend unemployment at 6.7pc, @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland’s trend unemployment remained at 6.7 percent for October with 3,800 full-time jobs and 1,700 part time jobs disappearing for a total loss of 5,500 jobs. The jobless rate for September was also revised upward by Treasury from 6.4pc to 6.7pc. A total of 168,600 people are now unemployed […]






A failure of presidential sized proportions – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






A failure of presidential sized proportions. A Moggill in the rough. Branch members reject sexting MP Peter Dowling. ReachTEL poll on asset leasing. Waiting to get on the hospital waiting list. RTI details $4 billion cuts to Queensland Education. Tweet of the week – Like a big black blowy on a pavlova. . A failure […]






A tap on the shoulder – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






The Arrrs have it – Arts Minister updates the House on Captain Jack Sparrow. A tap on the shoulder. Here’s laughing at you – Pensioners unconvinced of lower power bills. Crossbench movements. Queensland town of Moranbah declining with falling coal prices. Volatile Queensland question time – Premier defies Madam Speaker. Revelations of an outgoing Queensland […]






Spinning assets into votes – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Newman Government obstinacy – Fire ants march on Gold Coast. Spinning assets into votes – Newman’s leasing plan. Turmoil on Reef. The farcical investigation into Dr Bruce Flegg. Carl Judge abandons PUP. Qld slips down OECD rankings. Scott Driscoll charged. Who’s donating to the LNP? Trend unemployment for September rises to 6.4pc. Tweet of the […]






September labour force: Unemployment rises to 6.4pc, biggest trend FTE job losses, @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Thursday marked the worst trend full-time employment (FTE) job losses of the Newman Government to date. The September labour force data revealed Queensland lost 4,600 FTE. It gained 1,700 part-time employment (PTE) resulting in a net loss of 2,900 jobs across the state. The trend unemployment rate for August […]






Whitehaven enviro offsets farce; by @greekmcchic on the ground at #leardblockade






  The two coal mines at Boggabri and Maules Creek  NSW are causing a death-by-a-thousand-cuts destruction of the Leard State Forest. To get approval at Federal and State level, coal miners Whitehaven and Idemitsu have relied on biodiversity offsets that promise “like for like” or “equal to or better” habitat for the critically endangered ecological […]






Piracy led recovery – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






The return of Kate Jones. Dr Bruce Flegg’s downfall. Senate Inquiry into the Newman Government. Pirate led recovery. Power disconnections, wages fall below inflation. VLAD convictions zero. Tweets of the week – Journo’s stakeout. . The return of Kate Jones After years of speculation, Labor’s Kate Jones has confirmed she will stand for pre-selection in […]






Airs and grievances – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Toowoomba second range crossing funds frozen. Airs and grievances – LNP MP Michael Crandon gets a better deal. No asset sales without a mandate but buildings ok. Winner – Lower transport fares. Springborg’s double dipping beat-up. More mining job losses. Newman tables medical history of Labor MP. Tweet of the week – Premier’s tea party. […]