David Marler

David Marler

Queensland reporter at No Fibs
David is a full time Queensland carer for his son and in quiet times contributes to NoFibs.
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Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017.

Part 2 of the Queensland election blog for 2017

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Antony Green’s Queensland election 2017 guide.
A cache of The Courier Mail’s front pages.
(November 3, 2017) Day 6 – Lockout laws.
(November 4, 2017) Day 7 – Tree clearing laws.
(November 5, 2017) Day 8 – Power bills.
(November 6, 2017) Day 9 – She’s back.
(November 7, 2017) Day 10 – Throwing mud.

(November 7, 2017) Day 10 – Throwing mud

Tony Fitzgerald’s verdict


Malcolm Roberts in Ipswich

Deep into the LNP’s pounding heart

Qld PHON leader Steve Dickson off the battler bus

Dual citizenship for Pauline Hanson?


One Nation to scrap restrictions on tree clearing

Drive-through polling booths

Domestic violence name and shame

  • Felicity Caldwell reports, “Queensland’s Liberal National Party will push ahead with its plan to name and shame domestic violence offenders despite the state’s Law Reform Commission branding the scheme as “risky”. The LNP released its five-point domestic violence plan on Tuesday, with promises to roll out the public Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme if elected to office on November 25.”: LNP to name and shame domestic abusers.

Annastacia and Deb in Kumbia

Battle of South Brisbane

Election promises costings

 At the 2012 election, the LNP from opposition didn’t release their costings until March 22, 2012. The election was held two days later on March 24, 2012: LNP unveils long-awaited costings.

Channel Nine paid for Yellowglen Pink for Pauline Hanson

Tim in Hervey Bay

Tim in Bundy


LNP veteran says Feds are throwing mud at Annastacia

Media watch



(November 6, 2017) Day 9 – She’s back

Who paid for Pauline Hanson’s battler bus?

Annastacia’s 45 minute presser

Trust to fix the Bruce Highway

Return of polarising women

Townsville youth crime down

Bruce Highway

  • Brisbane Times reports, “Labor has spent most of the election campaign so far outside south-east Queensland, and day nine was no exception, with a pitch to the Holy Grail of regional Queensland issues – the Bruce Highway. Taking to the marginal Labor-held electorate of Mirani, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced if she was re-elected, she would create a $1 billion per year Bruce Highway Trust.”: Labor unveils billion-dollar Bruce Highway plan.

Tony Abbott is ready to help

Malcolm Roberts solicits donations to personal bank account

After a number of Twitter users voiced concern over PHON candidate for Ipswich Malcolm Roberts soliciting donations to a personal bank account, NoFibs has checked with the Electoral Commission of Queensland and found that there are no laws preventing this. Professor Graeme Orr from the University of Queensland says the laws were relaxed under the Newman Government. Full story here, Malcolm Roberts seeks political donations.

Asset sales/leases

Annastacia would return to opposition rather accept One Nation

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow to run as independent for Rockhampton

Pauline Hanson faux pas hashtag

Annastacia in Mackay

Media flock to Pauline Hanson





(November 5, 2017) Day 8 – Power bills

NAIF veto

The battle of South Brisbane

Full length M1 upgrade

  • Nine News Queensland reports, “Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed plans to upgrade the M1 between Brisbane and the state’s southern border, a day after rival Tim Nicholls announced a new motorway to ease congestion. Ms Palaszczuk on Sunday committed $206 million to upgrade the highway between Varsity Lakes and Tugun.”: Palaszczuk commits to M1 upgrades.

Integrity Commissioner advice

LNP power bill savings promise

  • Sonia Kohlbacher reports, “Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls says he will save Queenslanders more than three times the amount Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promised on power bills if elected on November 25. The LNP leader will visit the Sunshine Coast on Sunday where he will outline his plan to cut bills by an average of $160 a year for the next two years, a significant jump on the $50 rebate announced by the state Labor government last month.”: LNP triples Labor’s power savings pledge.

Media watch


(November 4, 2017) Day 7 – Tree clearing laws

Still no information on LNP/PHON preferences

LNP won’t be vetoing NAIF loan

Tim back in Lockyer

Tim promises another M1 motorway

  • Sarah Motherwell reports, “Gold Coast commuters would get a new motorway alongside the notoriously congested M1 if the Liberal National Party wins government. Opposition leader Tim Nicholls has committed to splitting the cost with the federal government of a $500 million four-lane arterial between Nerang and Stapylton.”: LNP promise ‘Second M1’ to Gold Coast.


Repealing Newman’s tree clearing laws

Media watch

Galaxy poll has Labor at 52pc 2PP


(November 3, 2017) Day 6 – Lockout laws

Fears, smears and NAIF loans

The premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced late this afternoon that she would veto the NAIF loan from the federal government to Adani to build the rail line from Abbot Point coal terminal to the Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. NoFibs is covering this evolving story here, How the Queensland Greens will stop Adani.

The Pauline Hanson battler bus

More public holidays


Media watch


Lockout laws


Asset sales protest

LNP youth laws would breach UN

The Newman Government planned to raft of youth crime laws but never implemented them. September 27, 2013 – Queensland plan to ‘name and shame’ young offenders under fire.