Railway to nowhere – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Galaxy poll: TPP 50-50, Labor leads on primary vote. Wayne Goss farewelled at public memorial. Railway to nowhere – Adani taxpayer funded infrastructure. No inquiry into cash for sand. UMC vows new VLAD law challenge. . Galaxy poll: TPP 50-50, Labor leads on primary vote On Friday, The Courier Mail ran with a confident Premier Campbell Newman striding toward the camera and the headline, “Nod For New Man”. The latest Galaxy poll it commissioned showed his preferred premier percentile had risen 5 points to 47 percent. In contrast, Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk fell 4 points to 37 percent. However, it’s the party polling that appears to be dragging the Liberal […]

Make a difference – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

G20: Over and out. The passing of Goss the Boss. Newman’s anti-graffiti laws net artist. High Court challenge to VLAD laws fails. Cash for rezoning: Seeney and Dickson’s caravan adventure. Age of entitlement still raging. . G20: Over and out Visions of Premier Campbell Newman steaming out of the Port of Brisbane to confront the Russian fleet were almost realised during the G20 summit. A fleet of four Russian warships were detected on Wednesday 12th, 2014, and had moved into international waters off Brisbane on Saturday to co-inside with the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ABC reporter, Michael Rowland asked Newman what he made of the arrival. “Sadly we […]

Volatile Queensland question time – Newman defies Madam Speaker: @Qldaah, #qldpol

On Tuesday, Premier Campbell Newman used Queensland question time to make accusations of criminality at the independent MP for Nicklin, Peter Wellington. What started as a straightforward question on overseas visitors committing offences, turned into a furore as the firebrand politician reacted vehemently to Newman’s allegation of supporting criminal motorcycle gangs. Wellington has long been an opponent and critic of the government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013 (VLAD) which has been used to combat bikie gangs. Wellington raised the ire of the Newman Government when he spoke against the laws on the steps of the Maroochydore courthouse in relation to the so called ‘Yandina 5’. Five of his constituents […]

Climate change civil disobedience and the law: @GriffithElects reports

  Anyone planning an act of civil disobedience should make themselves aware of all the possible legal risks they are taking. On Thursday evening, April 10, legal experts from the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University and from the Institute of Ethics, Governments and Law at Griffith University, presented a documentary about a young American man who became known as ‘Bidder 70’ when he took civil disobedience action to prevent the sale of wilderness land for use by the fossil fuel industry. The panel chairperson, Professor Brendan Mackey, director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program, kicked-off the evening when he said: “I am a scientist not […]