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

Head in the clouds. Campbell Newman mounts a crane to count cranes.

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 […]

What #Budget2014 means for Indigenous Australians: @NatalieCromb comments

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IN Australia, if the government requires your land and/or home for infrastructure, under the land law it can proceed with a process of resumption whereby the ‘owner’ is compensated for the land. If you own a property in Australia and someone comes and starts living in your home, you are protected by the law to remove them and […]

Senate Bingo! The @sarah_capper column

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A whole new class of players joined the Upper House this month, and with a record number of cross-benchers – 18, including the Greens – there will be deals-a-plenty and the “spin cycle” on overdrive. Cards will be kept close to chests; cards will be put out on the table; and, as the last week has shown, […]

Abbott’s confession: I never left the Oz in spirit

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Margo: Thought Abbott couldn’t grovel to Murdoch more than in his ‘Freedom’s discerning friend‘ speech to the IPA last year? Read this. Address to the Australian’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner Sydney – Check Against Delivery-under Embargo by Political Alert

Australia’s obsession with boats proves its racist core: @e2mq173 comments

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After days of media speculation, it is has been revealed that the asylum seeker boat towed to the Australian mainland was given special clearance by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. Mr Morrison refused to comment on the vessel, or the reasons why the vessel was not diverted to Christmas Island in line with government policy. “It […]

France, a country driven by différence: @burgewords #CreatingWaves

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  It’s safe to assume our Treasurer Joe Hockey would not have enjoyed a trip to France with Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier this month. There’s just too many wind turbines across the French landscape. Hockey would have been offended every few kilometres. I should know, I spent hours admiring the French commitment to clean wind-generated […]

Mystery over ‘Blue-tie Man’ deepens, France baffled: @Qldaah #auspol

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Satire. French authorities have detained a man found speaking gibberish to school children and are anxious to return him to his country of origin. Wearing a neat suit with a pale blue tie, the man appeared at a school fete and began speaking in broken French to children, teachers and parents. Officials also believe the […]

Terri Butler three months after #GriffithVotes: interview by @GriffithElects

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Following a hard fought by-election campaign, dominated by claims and counter claims about a Medicare Co-payment, Terri Butler was elected Member for Griffith on February 8, 2014. While her Liberal National Party opponent Dr Bill Glasson (thereafter nicknamed, ‘$6Bill’) seemed to initially support the co-payment, he backed away from that position during the course of […]

Looking across the border, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

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Sex offences almost double over the last year in Brisbane’s inner-western suburbs. Cash for LNP access. Funding cut: Campbell Newman’s Mother’s Day gift to dying women from breast cancer. Assistant Health Minister Dr Chris Davis sacked. Newman Govt ignored environmental concerns for Galilee Basin coal mine. Kids and coal: We are in the coal business. […]