Simply the best – Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

Just days before the Liberal National Party launched an attack on Queensland Labor over the Billy Gordon case, one of their own was sentenced to jail. The Courier Mail reported in its Sunday Mail edition that Timothy Paul Gear, 23, had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, fully suspended for 18 months for child sex offences. Gear was the Chairman of the LNP Currumbin Branch and Secretary of the Gold Coast LNP. He had aspired to be a future member of parliament. The Gold Coast remains a power base for the LNP with voters religiously voting blue. At the 2015 state election, despite MP for Mermaid Beach Ray Steven’s “chicken dance”at reporter Dave Donovan, despite MP […]

#NDIS restart – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Covering the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents NDIS restart. (April 18, 2015) – Fire ants march on. (April 17, 2015) – COAG day. (April 16, 2015) – Queenslander. (April 15, 2015) – Units to build. (April 14, 2015) – GST wars. (April 13, 2015) – NDIS back on the agenda. (April 12, 2015) – Springborg’s drought tour dates. . NDIS restart To date, Queensland remains the only state or territory inactive on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Despite the pre-election promises in 2012, it became apparent early in the Newman Government’s term that there was very little interest in making substantive progress. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard […]

Cops and journos – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

The week in Queensland politics. Table of contents Cops and journos. (April 11, 2015) – LNP fear donation declaration repeal. (April 10, 2015) – Banana crisis. (April 9, 2015) – Bleijie’s boot camps a waste. (April 8, 2015) – Stop the librarians. (April 7, 2015) – Crisis talks after tragic Easter road toll. . Cops and journos Much of the week in Queensland politics was dominated by the Billy Gordon case. We’ve covered that at a separate @NoFibs blog, “The media trial of Billy Gordon”. So, what else happened on the weekly political landscape? People were very unhappy over revelations that the Queensland police service had received donations from multiple corporations, including The Courier Mail. Four […]

Get your house in order – The media trial of Billy Gordon: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

Live blog of events surrounding the Gordon case. Table of contents Introduction. Get your house in order. Domestic violence is not a political tool – Ross Bowler. Cairns Now and Gavin King. The updates section (January 21, 2016) – Extortion complaint against Christine Gibson dropped. (December 23, 2015) – Billy Gordon vows comeback. (December 09, 2015) – Matter against Christine Dawn Gibson adjourned. (November 07, 2015) – Entsch hunts Gordon. (October 29, 2015) – Gordon cleared of sexting allegations. (October 26, 2015) – Significant power. (October 25, 2015) – Gordon a condemned man, no matter which way he votes. (October 24, 2015) – NSW police clear Gordon of Kristy Peckham claims. (October 23, 2015) – Two […]

Rise of the 55th, death to the Dixer – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Rise of the 55th Queensland Parliament. (March 27, 2015) – Question time. (March 26, 2015) – Vote of confidence. (March 25, 2015) – Opening day. (March 24, 2015) – Speaker elected. (March 23, 2015) – Death of the Dixer. (March 22, 2015) – Reef plan not good enough. Blogging the week Check back with us as we blog the week in Queensland politics and news. . Rise of the 55th Queensland Parliament Queensland’s 55th parliament will commence this week over a two day ceremony. MPs will meet at the house on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to elect a Speaker. Once the parliament has decided, the candidate will travel to the Queensland […]

Re-borged – The Supportive Springborg – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

The Supportive Springborg. (March 21, 2015) – Forgotten Queenslanders. (March 20, 2015) – TC Nathan passes with no loss of life. (March 19, 2015) – Saving The Great Barrier Reef. (March 18, 2015) – Sore losers. (March 17, 2015) – May Day to return to May. (March 16, 2015) -The haunting. (March 15, 2015) – Working together. Blogging the week Join us as we blog the week in Queensland politics and news. We’ll also take a look at Lawrence Springborg as he attempts to reboot his political leadership career. Please check back for updates. . The Supportive Springborg Can Lawrence Springborg put behind him the traditional clashes of the past to […]

Qld women on the front foot – The Qld Weekly blogazine #qldpol: @qldaah

Blog the week. (March 14, 2015) – No to uranium mining. (March 13, 2015) – Qld arts Renaissance post-Newmanism, modern Palaszczukism. (March 12, 2015) – Alzheimer’s breakthrough. (March 11, 2015) – World Plumbers Day. (March 10, 2015) – Waiting to get on the waiting list . (March 9, 2015) – Operation Undo CaDo. (March 8, 2015) – No care given. . Blog the week Check back with us as we blog the week in Queensland politics and news. . (March 14, 2015) – No to uranium mining Amy Remeikis reports, “Labor plans on scuttling a Queensland industry before it even begins. The Newman Government announced it would overturn the long-time ban on […]