Archive of The Courier Mail’s front pages during election 2017 #qldvotes – @Qldaah

A blog recording the The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail front pages and how they feature in the campaign. Check back for updates.

Qld Employment Minister Grace Grace hits back at Courier Mail accusations she’s given up: @Qldaah #qldpol

Queensland’s new Employment Minister Grace Grace has denied claims by The Courier Mail that she has given up on youth unemployment across the state. In a Tweet published on Friday night, a defiant Ms Grace said, “I will never give up on jobs for Qld young unemployed.” Ms Grace also stated that she was, “completely quoted out of context”. Completely quoted out of context today on youth unemployment. I will never give up on jobs for Qld young unemployed. — Grace Grace MP (@gracextwo) January 15, 2016 It comes as an article by journalist John McCarthy was published on the front page of Friday’s edition of the newspaper which labeled the employment minister as a, “Dis-Grace”. Mr […]

Julie Bishop promotes jewellery for Liberal Party donor: @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

The jeweller, the retailer and the foreign minister. How a blue opal necklace linked Julie Bishop to Liberal Party donors and sparked the war over the abolition of Sunday penalty rates. Foreign minister Julie Bishop has modelled an opal collier for one of the Liberal Party’s donors at the launch of the taxpayer funded program, “G’Day USA”. The Federal Government describes the program as,”the most important public diplomacy program promoting Australian capabilities in the US”. The bright blue necklace caught the eye of citizen journalists who began to investigate and share their findings over Twitter. It wasn’t long before a number of recent events including calls for the abolition of weekend penalty rates began […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 their non-delivery of services, particularly in the area of health. In March of 2014 he rose to prominence when he broke ranks with his government to defend public hospital doctors when new contracts were enforced with very little consultation. Initially seeking to be a go-between, he spoke at multiple rallies at which no other LNP […]

Bad press, poll shock cloud Rudd’s bid for Griffith

 By Jan Bowman September 3, 2013 When I wrote my first profile of Griffith, Kevin Rudd was still a backbencher and the electorate was apparently the safest Labor seat in Queensland. By the time I submitted my second piece, he was prime minister again and Griffith was the focus of national media attention. I could not have predicted that in this last week of the campaign, the media would not only be talking about a probable Labor loss in the national election, but the possible loss of Rudd’s own seat. In this presidential-style campaign Rudd has been fighting on two fronts, on the national stage against Tony Abbott and locally […]