Once upon a time in Qld – The digital archive of the 2015 election campaign: @Qldaah #qldpol

On January 6, 2015, Campbell Newman’s snap election call caught many off guard, including members of his own party. The Liberal National Party candidate to challenge Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk in her seat of Inala was overseas. The LNP candidate to face Labor’s Jackie Trad in the seat of South Brisbane had not even been named. In a normally festive time of year, journalists scrambled into action and canceled personal plans. Did Newman’s call lead to one of the greatest defeats in Australian political history? Or, given the size of the swing to Labor, was it one of the greatest of political victories? I suspect, until the next vote and given the contemporary polarisation of Queensland’s electorate, the schooner residing […]

Pt 9 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – New premier rising #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part nine of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from February 10 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld election […]

Pt 8 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – Counting and results #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part eight the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from February 6 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld election […]

Pt 7 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – Counting and results #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part seven of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from February 3 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld election […]

Pt 6 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – Polling and results #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part six of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 31 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld […]

Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015 #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part five of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 29 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld […]

Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015 #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part four of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 26 – 28 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt […]

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An archive of The Courier Mail’s front pages during 2015 #qldvotes – #qldpol: @Qldaah

On August 22, 2014, The Courier Mail wrote, “THE Courier-Mailwas (sic) last night crowned Australia’s metropolitan daily Newspaper of the Year at the prestigious PANPA industry awards”: Courier-Mail wins Newspaper of the Year 2014 at PANPA awards. The Courier Mail supporting material to the Liberal National Party (LNP) in the 2015 Qld election campaign More of Ros Bates' visual propaganda and slander at Mudgeeraba: pic.twitter.com/riVs1nhs1T — Dave Donovan (@davrosz) January 30, 2015 Not sure how I feel about The Courier-Mail used as an LNP election slogan #9News #qldvotes #qldpol pic.twitter.com/g9L6rixdek — Shane Doherty (@ShaneDoherty9) January 29, 2015 The Sunday Mail editor Peter Gleeson's #qldpoll editorial http://t.co/avZsAOpEVu — Christopher Dore (@wrongdorey) January 25, 2015 […]

Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015 – #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part three of the Queensland election coverage. The below entries cover the period from January 22 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan 21: Pt 2 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 22 – Jan 25: Pt 3 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 26 – Jan 28: Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 29 – Jan 30: Pt 5 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 31 – Feb 02: Pt 6 Qld election blog 2015. Feb 03 – Feb 05: Pt 7 Qld election blog […]

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Quick vids: The sacking of the PCMC and the scent of corruption – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Last century, former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen used an electoral system called the gerrymander which manipulated the numbers of constituents in electorates in favour of his government. This helped to keep him in power for more than two decades. Gerrymandering was ended after the Fitzgeral Inquiry report was implemented by the Goss Government. In this century, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman uses propaganda. The below series of videos shows the path taken in dismantling the Fitzgerald Inquiry’s Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) and ultimately led to the sacking of the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee (PCMC). It also shows how the Newman Government uses the media and public officials to promote its propaganda regime. […]