Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Storifying the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents Mermaid Ray’s media dance continues. (May 9, 2015) – Labor’s Brisbane mayoral race kicks off. (May 8, 2015) – Carmody crisis revisited in Cowan appeal. (May 7, 2015) – Resetting donation laws. (May 6, 2015) – Suggested scripts. (May 5, 2015) – Courier Mail fashion police. (May […]

The 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Table of contents 8,536 holes in Adani jobs plan. (May 2, 2015) – Released: Qld Integrity Commissioner advice to LNP Ray Stevens. (May 1, 2015) – All Labor’s fault. (April 30, 2015) – $70 million ‘Strong Choices’ bill. (April 29, 2015) – Newman and Seeney drop Alan Jones defamation case. (April […]

Premier nation – Power shift to the sub-national leaders: The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Blogging the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents Premier nation. (April 25, 2015) – Abbott Government not engaging on public transport. (April 24, 2015) – Qld shopping hours deregulation debate. (April 23, 2015) – Field of study – Combating climate change deniers. (April 22, 2015) – Auscript under fire. (April 21, 2015) […]

Auscript welcomes referral to Queensland Auditor-General: @Qldaah #auslaw #qldpol

Allegations against contractor Auscript of poor court transcripts. The Newman Government announced the outsourcing of court transcription and recording services to Auscript on February 22, 2013. The then Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, declared that this would save $6 million. The move ultimately resulted in the shutting down of the State Reporting Bureau (SRB). “The outsourcing of transcription services […]

Simply the best – Timothy Paul Gear, analysis of a Qld LNP troll: #qldpol #MediaWatch @Qldaah

Just days before the Liberal National Party launched an attack on Queensland Labor over the Billy Gordon case, one of their own was sentenced to jail. The Courier Mail reported in its Sunday Mail edition that Timothy Paul Gear, 23, had been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, fully suspended for 18 months for child sex offences. Gear was the Chairman […]

#NDIS restart – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

Covering the week in Queensland politics. Check back for updates. Table of contents NDIS restart. (April 18, 2015) – Fire ants march on. (April 17, 2015) – COAG day. (April 16, 2015) – Queenslander. (April 15, 2015) – Units to build. (April 14, 2015) – GST wars. (April 13, 2015) – NDIS back on the agenda. […]

Cops and journos – The #QldWeekly blogazine: #qldpol @Qldaah

The week in Queensland politics. Table of contents Cops and journos. (April 11, 2015) – LNP fear donation declaration repeal. (April 10, 2015) – Banana crisis. (April 9, 2015) – Bleijie’s boot camps a waste. (April 8, 2015) – Stop the librarians. (April 7, 2015) – Crisis talks after tragic Easter road toll. . Cops and journos Much of […]

Certa bonum certamen: Tony Fitzgerald renames ‘bullying cowards’ @couriermail the ‘Craven Mail’ #qldpol

On Tuesday night, Queensland’s pre-eminent corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald used his introduction to the biannual “Tony Fitzgerald Lecture” at Griffith University by Professor David Bayley to fight back against the The Courier Mail’s latest attack on his credibility. Having supplied a pre-scripted speech to the media before taking to the podium, Mr Fitzgerald surprised everyone when […]

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

ReachTEL poll for Ashgove – TPP 53 percent to Labor. Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor. Sorry week. Tony Fitzgerald QC on Newman’s ‘blitzkrieg’. Could the Newman Government really fall to a Palaslide? Newman cuts respite services to disabled children. Bligh Government’s Gold Coast trams go live. Tweet of the week – Good advice on […]

Cracks show and tempers Freya, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

LNP MP Freya Ostapovitch throws a wobbly. Unemployment in the regions. Labor to restore Skilling Queenslanders for Work program. ReachTEL poll shows loss of SEQ to the government. Queensland wild rivers laws struck down by Federal Court. Feature article: The Bleijie Betrayal Fact check – Crime stats. Qld’s milk deficit blows out to 20 percent. […]