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Ethics and perception, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

Deterrent and punishment: The 3.5 per cent fine creep Qld votes: campaigning and speculation Asset sales: QIC sells Queensland Motorways for $7 billion Ethics Chair David Gibson’s troubled past and present Campbell Newman’s Director-General Jon Grayson drawn further into ICAC How AWH targeted Qld water customers and Ipswich ratepayers How Wayne Myers, associate of Campbell […]

Does LNP Gympie MP David Gibson deserve a third chance? @Qldaah #qldpol

In 2012, Campbell Newman chose MP for Gympie, David Gibson as his Police Minister. However, two weeks into the job he resigned. Gibson had been caught speeding and driving without a licence on February 16, 2012. A non payment of a fine for a prior speeding infringement in May 2011 had led to his licence […]

The old gross-debt net-debt trick, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

Youth employment payout With Queensland named the second highest in youth unemployment in the nation, at 13.4 per cent, The Sunday Mail has reported that the Abbott Government proposes to pay incentives and expenses for unemployed who stay in work. An allocation of $40 million has been set aside to pay youth to relocate to […]

Picking on Pickerings, the #qldpol weekly wrap: @Qldaah

Cash for Campbell Queensland Premier Campbell Newman was named in New South Wales this week as part of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry into former Labor MP Eddie Obeid and his links to Australian Water Holdings (AWH). Newman had received a cash donation to his mayoral election campaign of $5000 in return for […]

Cash for Campbell, Newman named in ICAC inquiry: @Qldaah analysis #qldpol

Introduction Ch1: Cash flows into the LNP Ch2: Calls for Inquiry Ch3: DP Jeff Seeney backs Newman Ch4: Campbell Newman’s Director-General Jon Grayson drawn further into ICAC Ch5: AWH targeted Qld water customers and Ipswich ratepayers Ch6: How Wayne Myers, associate of Campbell Newman’s D-G Jon Grayson, was employed at AWQ Ch7: The big deal: […]

A State of protest: @Qldaah weekly wrap from #qldpol

Doctors’ dispute rages: Campbell Newman’s Queensland Government intensified its assault on public health care doctors this week by seeking a federal court injunction to prevent what it labeled as “misinformation” being disseminated by unions. In a week in which the nation discussed freedom of speech in relation to modifications to the Racial Discrimination Act, many tweets […]

Newman Government’s second anniversary: doctors, lawyers and another MP pay rise: @Qldaah analysis

Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party (LNP) has completed its second year in office. However, the March 26 anniversary was marred by more controversy. Newman began the week by announcing a proposal for new alcohol related violence laws: Life for one-punch killers, user-pays drunk tanks among new booze plans for Queensland. This would see tougher penalties […]

Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald QC names Queensland power abuses: @Qldaah analysis

On Friday, March 28, 2014, Tony Fitzgerald condemned Campbell Newman’s Liberal National Party (LNP) government for proposed changes to Queensland’s Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC). In a written submission to the parliamentary committee reviewing the bill, Mr Fitzgerald described the move as: “the final step needed to remove the Commission’s independence entirely and bring it completely […]

#QldPol and the birth of Newmanism

By David Marler  @Qldaah No Fibs Queensland Reporter 31 July 2013 Out of all the Australian states and territories, it is Queensland’s Newman Government that is the most indicative of what an Abbott led Australia might look like. Welcome to hashtag #Qldpol. May 17, 2012: New Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman rises and delivers his maiden […]

@MsGraceCollier Cleavage fact check

[clear] by David Marler June 17, 2013 Yesterday on the ABC Radio National Outsiders program, debate turned to cleavage. On the panel to discuss the ‘Pandora’s box of political sexism’, National Affairs Editor for Crikey, Bernard Keane; writer, feminist, sociologist and social commentator, Eva Cox and Grace Collier, columnist and industrial relations consultant. For the first half of […]