Monthly Archives: February 2016

Last Week in Queensland – 29 February 2016

There was plenty happening* in Parliament last week, at the end of two weeks of eventful sittings – including a failed leadership coup!

Governing

 

The Opposition

Politics

Community

tunney-article-picEconomy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

  • Opening Parliament 2015Queensland’s Parliament next sits on 15 March 2016, having just completed two weeks of sittings.
  • The Parliament’s summary of what’s new, including newly-introduced and passed legislation, is here www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/whats-new.
  • The Federal Parliament sits this week, commencing on Monday 29 February and expected to finish on Thursday 4 March 2016 – see www.aph.gov.au.

Sleeper Issues?

 

*   We’re not representing that this is a complete coverage of news in Queensland – it certainly isn’t, and it’s what we find interesting or important, and sometimes what’s unusual. Some of the links will require subscriptions to read content.

 

Last Week in Queensland – 22 February 2016

last-week-logo-2A busy Parliamentary week has generated plenty of political news*!

Governing

lawrence-springborg-2The Opposition

Politics

Community

jackie-tradEconomy and Infrastructure

parl houseParliament

Sleeper Issues?

 

 

*     We’re not representing that this is a complete coverage of news in Queensland – it certainly isn’t, and it’s what we find interesting or important, and sometimes what’s unusual.  Some of the links will require subscriptions to read content.

 

Last Week in Queensland – 15 February 2016

last-week-logo-2The anniversary of the election of the Palaszczuk Government continues to generate plenty of media coverage, as do debates about the most appropriate policy response to alcohol-fuelled violence – read all about it in our weekly summary of last week’s news items, here.

You can get these updates every week without effort, by subscribing to our blog – there’s a box on the top right corner of this very page, immediately underneath our logo, that is just yearning for your email address!

 

 

Better Brainstorming

brainstorming-dollarEthical Consulting Services runs many training sessions for clients, and we often include brainstorming* sessions.

This short article has some great ideas for making brainstorming sessions work better – watch out for us to be inflicting them upon you, and feel free to test them out for yourself:

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/productive-group-brainstorms

 

*     Here’s a bit of an explanation if you have never met “brainstorming” before and aren’t sure what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brainstorming.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 8 February 2016

last-week-logo-2It’s just one year since the surprise election of the Palaszczuk Labor Government, so last week there was plenty of media discussion about the anniversary.

Read about it, and other major Queensland news, in Ethical Consulting Services’ latest weekly Last Week in Queensland, here.

 

 

Better Meetings: How?

meeting-angry-dollarDo you spend too much time in meetings that drive you nuts and waste your time?

There’s remarkably little good advice around, about how to make your meetings better, so we’re fixing that.

You can try:

  • this article from Bob Holderness-Rodham, which is reasonably simple and basic, or
  • this blog post from us, which is a bit deeper, or
  • this article from the Institute of Company Directors, which is mostly for higher-level and more formal meetings but does have many good suggestions,

or send us a message – we’re already helping others out with training and mentoring, customised to their needs!

 

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 1 February 2016

last_week_in_qld_160125What happened in Queensland last week?

Ethical Consulting Services are each Monday publishing a short weekly summary drawn from major media sources, of major political and related news from the previous 7 days in Queensland.

You can access the second edition here – we hope you find it useful and we hope you will let us know what you think!

We’re not representing that this is a complete coverage of news in Queensland – it certainly isn’t; it’s what we find interesting or important, and sometimes what’s unusual.  Some of the mainstream media links will require subscriptions before you can read content.