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 […]






January 2015 Qld trend unemployment falls to 6.5pc, #qldpol: @Qldaah






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Campbell Newman has left the office of Queensland Premier with the trend unemployment rate up 1 percentage point over his term. Unemployment was 5.5 percent in March of 2012 but with the most recent jobless figures show it is currently at 6.5 percent for January of 2015. 162,800 Queenslanders are […]






Jobs, jobs, jobs – December Qld trend unemployment remains at 6.6pc, #qldpol #qldvotes: @Qldaah






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland Treasury and Trade notes for December, “Trend employment in Queensland fell for the seventh consecutive month, down 600 persons (0.0%) in December 2014. This result was driven by a 4,400 person decline in part-time employment, while full-time employment rose 3,800 in December”: Labour Force, December 2014. The trend participation rate, the number […]






Gut busters – November Qld trend unemployment rises to 6.9pc, #qldpol: @Qldaah






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Premier Campbell Newman has vowed his government will ‘bust our gut’ to create more jobs in Queensland. The November monthly trend jobless rate rose from 6.8 percent to 6.9 percent while seasonally adjusted figure fell from a record 7.1pc to 6.9pc. The nation’s unemployment rate rose from 6.2pc to […]






Try hards: October labour force, Qld trend unemployment at 6.7pc, @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Queensland’s trend unemployment remained at 6.7 percent for October with 3,800 full-time jobs and 1,700 part time jobs disappearing for a total loss of 5,500 jobs. The jobless rate for September was also revised upward by Treasury from 6.4pc to 6.7pc. A total of 168,600 people are now unemployed […]






A game of poles and wires – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






Queensland tourism stalls. Ban the bins. A brief shining moment – By far, Campbell Newman’s best speech. From asset sales to asset leasing – A game of poles and wires. Overcrowding in youth detention centres. Tweet of the week – Hi-vis vending machines installed. . Queensland Tourism stalls Premier Campbell Newman’s budget cuts have been […]






August labour force monthly update: Fifth consecutive rise in trend unemployment, @Qldaah #qldpol






Tracking Queensland’s long term unemployment rate. Thursday marked the fifth consecutive rise in Queensland’s trend unemployment rising to 6.7 percent. Queensland’s unemployment has risen from 5.5 percent when the Newman Government came to power to a high this month of 6.5pc. In 2012, Queensland recorded “the steepest rise in unemployment in the state since Australian […]






Buildings in the sky – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor. The election express. Asset sales wont pay for every new project. The Queensland scam. Newman’s Tower of Power. Tweet of the week: Newman has one fan. . ReachTEL: Ashgrove TPP 58pc to Labor A ReachTEL poll conducted for the Together Queensland union in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate of Ashgrove […]






Head in the clouds – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah






ReachTEL – 52 percent to LNP. Dr Alex Douglas quits Palmer United Party. Head in the clouds: Newman evokes Joh’s crane index of populist Premiers past. The Broncos Mail backs Newman. Dame Quentin Bryce to lead domestic violence taskforce. Stop the rollout: How the Newman Government is killing solar. Tweet of the week – Election […]