Abbott declares war on Qld education – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Follow as we cover the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Recommended read – Sarah Binney. Tony Abbott declares war on Qld education. (June 26, 2015) – Carmody returning to work. (June 25, 2015) – Gunning for Qld. (June 24, 2015) – Adani halts project. (June 23, 2015) – Premiers in retreats. (June 22, 2015) –  Means tested state schools. (June 21, 2015) – Courier Mail claims ministers can’t cope. . Recommended read – Sarah Binney Sarah Binney from Griffith University has written a great piece on Australia’s despondency with the media gallery, “Julia Gillard’s recent interview with Lenore Taylor has highlighted the disdain that many in the community — from […]

Northern Spirit – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

The week that was in Queensland politics. Table of contents (June 20, 2015) – Abbott’s cuts to Queensland. (June 19, 2015) – Media frenzy over Carmody. (June 18, 2015) – No investigation into Police Minister. (June 17, 2015) – Remembering Ravenshoe. (June 16, 2015) – Newman’s destruction halted. (June 15, 2015) – Making medicine in Queensland. (June 14, 2015) – Newman’s lavish plans axed. . (June 20, 2015) – Abbott’s cuts to Queensland Legal services suffer Amy Remeikis reported, “More than 80,000 people were turned away from Queensland’s community legal centres last year– more than half the national total. And with federal government cuts on the table, there are fears the number of […]

Breaking the law to save lives – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Breaking the law to save lives. (June 13, 2015) – To the Pentagon. (June 12, 2015) – Courier Mail attempts leadershit. (June 11, 2015) – Tuberculosis on the march. (June 10, 2015) – Legal action against Linc widens. (June 9, 2015) – Trap set for premier. (June 8, 2015) – Picketing now blackmail. (June 7, 2015) – Medicinal cannabis in use. . Breaking the law to save lives Cannabidiol (medicinal cannabis), the active ingredient in the oil extracted from the marijuana plant will always have a “druggy” stigma attached to it. It is only one of 85 such cannabinoids in the plant and […]

Centenary of the Qld progressives – The #QldWeekly Blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Follow the week in Queensland politics and news at NoFibs blogazine. Table of contents Centenary of the Queensland progressives. (June 6, 2015) – Turbulent times. (June 5, 2015) – Reverse Newmanism. (June 4, 2015) – Bad call. (June 3, 2015) – The Rick Williams dirt files. (June 2, 2015) – Queensland racing boards abolished. (June 1, 2015) – House of Newman clothing range up for sale. (May 31, 2015) – Qld Koalas on vulnerable list. . Centenary of the Queensland progressives One hundred years has elapsed since the swearing in of Thomas Joseph Ryan as Queensland Premier, Chief Secretary, and Attorney-General. Born in Victoria in 1876, T.J. Ryan became a teacher and barrister. […]

No public transport for you – The #QldWeekly blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Follow the week in Queensland politics and news at NoFibs blogazine. Table of contents No public transport funding for you. (May 30, 2015) – The Courier Mail attacks ‘Green smear’. (May 29, 2015) – LNP asks, ‘What went wrong?’ (May 28, 2015) – Queensland’s overcrowded prisons. (May 27, 2015) – The value of political connections. (May 26, 2015) – No deals for Carmody. (May 25, 2015) – Tim Carmody ready to resign. (May 24, 2015) – No funding without asset sales. . No public transport for you Queenslanders face a third election on asset sales as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters in Brisbane this that he would not be […]

Sixteen counts of fraud – The #QldWeekly blogazine: @Qldaah #qldpol

Stay up to date as we blog the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Scott Driscoll? Let’s talk about unions (May 23, 2015) – Newman’s rego price bulge. (May 22, 2015) – The Courier Mail attacks Pitt over recession. (May 21, 2015) – Qld into recession. (May 20, 2015) – Non-binding votes. (May 19, 2015) – The Newman coin. (May 18, 2015) – Scott Driscoll to stand trial. (May 17, 2015) – Zombie Koalas, Barnaby Joyce’s worst fear. . Scott Driscoll? Let’s talk about unions The Liberal National Party’s script writers The Courier Mail don’t want you to think about former Newman Government MP Scott Driscoll who […]

Prepare for impact – Federal budget 2015 – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics and news. Table of contents Can’t get their heads around it. (May 16, 2015) – State governments in a world of pain. (May 15, 2015) – Media has gone to the dogs. (May 14, 2015) – War against Abbott Government. (May 13, 2015) – Budget fallout. (May 12, 2015) – Legal walk. (May 11, 2015) – Concern over Federal budget. (May 10, 2015) – National Volunteer Week. . Can’t get their heads around it Try as we might, we’ve been unable to explain the decline in the rate of increase in federal funding for Queensland’s health and education to Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg. The LNP appears to […]

Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Storifying the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues. (May 9, 2015) – Labor’s Brisbane mayoral race kicks off. (May 8, 2015) – Carmody crisis revisited in Cowan appeal. (May 7, 2015) – Resetting donation laws. (May 6, 2015) – Suggested scripts. (May 5, 2015) – Courier Mail fashion police. (May 4, 2015) – Mischief and mayhem. (May 3, 2015) – Premier leads Labour Day. . Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues Conflict of interest lost in a chicken dance An investigation by Independent Australia has revealed a conflict of interest in the involvement of the member for Mermaid Beach, Ray Stevens and company Skyride. However, the main […]

The 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan. (May 2, 2015) – Released: Qld Integrity Commissioner advice to LNP Ray Stevens. (May 1, 2015) – All Labor’s fault. (April 30, 2015) – $70 million ‘Strong Choices’ bill. (April 29, 2015) – Newman and Seeney drop Alan Jones defamation case. (April 28, 2015) – Power deregulation review. (April 27, 2015) – Whole lot of guff. (April 26, 2015) – Careflight is go. . 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan Making The Courier Mail front page on April 16, 2015, John McCarthy wrote a glowing reference for coal miners Adani over their planned Carmichael coal mine: “The early […]

Premier nation – Power shift to the sub-national leaders: The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents Premier nation. (April 25, 2015) – Abbott Government not engaging on public transport. (April 24, 2015) – Qld shopping hours deregulation debate. (April 23, 2015) – Field of study – Combating climate change deniers. (April 22, 2015) – Auscript under fire. (April 21, 2015) – Justice system can do better with DV. (April 20, 2015) – Unions and Labor, no secret. (April 19, 2015) – Medical marijuana trial. . Premier nation In a recent Australian National University (ANU) – Social Research Centre study, satisfaction with democracy in Australia had declined from 86 percent in 2007 to 72 percent in […]