Part 6 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

AEMO has not modelled a 50 percent renewable energy target for Qld #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

The Courier Mail claims of Queensland power station closures and blackouts under question.

Part 5 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

Part 4 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

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.

Queensland media freaks out over #qldvotes election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

Tensions high in #qldpol as Labor and LNP launch Twitter election missiles.

Trashing Queensland: How the Newman Govt made the state into NSW’s dump – @Qldaah #qldpol

A policy decision in 2012 has led to a 210,000 tonne jump in the volume of interstate waste being tipped in Queensland.

PHONy deals: The Qld LNP’s path to appeasement of One Nation – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

While Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls dithers on the question of preferencing One Nation, others appear to be making the decision for him.

Making sense of the Queensland asset sales debate – @Qldaah #qldpol

The asset sales debate is on the boil yet again in Queensland.

Qld LNP makes strong choice in Tim Nicholls as new leader – Qldaah #qldpol

Tim Nicholls benefits from preferential voting to take leadership from Lawrence Springborg Liberal National Party Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg has been defeated in a challenge by MP for Clayfield, Tim Nicholls.  Mr Springborg mustered 17 votes in the first round over Mr Nicholls on 14 and a third challenger, Tim Mander, on 10. However, it was the second round of preferencing that delivered the leadership to Mr Nicholls,  with a final score of 22-19. Contradictorily, the LNP had complained bitterly in the weeks leading to up to the spill about the reintroduction of compulsory preferential voting (CPV) to the state’s electoral system. Queensland Government Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad, quipped that the LNP would […]