Auscript welcomes referral to Queensland Auditor-General: @Qldaah #auslaw #qldpol

Allegations against contractor Auscript of poor court transcripts. The Newman Government announced the outsourcing of court transcription and recording services to Auscript on February 22, 2013. The then Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, declared that this would save $6 million. The move ultimately resulted in the shutting down of the State Reporting Bureau (SRB). “The outsourcing of transcription services is expected to save the State up to $6 million annually,” he stated at the time. However, on August 7, 2014, it was revealed that Auscript was a LNP donor, who paid $2,000 to attend a function. Chief executive, Peter Wyatt, also donated $5,000 to the LNP. Another company he was director of gave an amount […]

Certa bonum certamen: Tony Fitzgerald renames ‘bullying cowards’ @couriermail the ‘Craven Mail’ #qldpol

On Tuesday night, Queensland’s pre-eminent corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald used his introduction to the biannual “Tony Fitzgerald Lecture” at Griffith University by Professor David Bayley to fight back against the The Courier Mail’s latest attack on his credibility. Having supplied a pre-scripted speech to the media before taking to the podium, Mr Fitzgerald surprised everyone when he veered off his notes to lambast the Queensland paper for being  pro-Newman Government. NoFibs has obtained a transcript of Mr Fitzgerald’s remarks. The Craven Mail by Tony Fitzgerald Observations of mine in tonight’s program will again “irritate” the Murdoch media, especially Queensland’s own Courier Mail, which would be better called the Craven Mail since most bullies are […]

Cracks show and tempers Freya, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

LNP MP Freya Ostapovitch throws a wobbly. Unemployment in the regions. Labor to restore Skilling Queenslanders for Work program. ReachTEL poll shows loss of SEQ to the government. Queensland wild rivers laws struck down by Federal Court. Feature article: The Bleijie Betrayal Fact check – Crime stats. Qld’s milk deficit blows out to 20 percent. Man with pamphlet to fix power price hikes. Wanted – CMC Chair. Tweet of the week – The hoons. . LNP MP Freya Ostapovitch throws a wobbly Tempers Freya: During an electrical trades union protest against asset sales in the Queensland state electorate of Stretton, the local Liberal National Party (LNP) member Freya Ostapovitch, lost […]