Last Week in Queensland – 21 March 2016

last-week-logo-2There’s mild surprise Queensland now has four-yearly State elections, no surprise incumbent Councillors were mostly re-elected, little surprise the Palaszczuk Government’s legislative program is now harder to progress, and views are mixed about Queensland’s newly-released State Infrastructure Plan … and more!

Governing

 

The Opposition

 

Local Government

 

Politics

Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, re-elected

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, re-elected

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

  • Queensland’s Parliament next sits from Tuesday 19 April 2016 to Thursday 21 April; there will be two weeks of further sittings in May before the State Budget on 14 June
  • 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 was due to next sit – both Houses – on Tuesday 10 May 2016, but a special sitting is now scheduled for 18 April, and the budget sittings are now scheduled for 3 May – 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.

 

About Mike Smith

Partner in Ethical Consulting Services: www.ethicalconsulting.com; sometime University lecturer; previously Government Relations consultant; before that Labor Party State Secretary in Northern Territory; union advocate with LHMU/United Voice in NT and NSW; hobby – election campaigns!

Posted on March 21, 2016, in Democracy, Election, Federal Government, Government decision-making, Leadership, Local Government, Opposition, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Premier, Queensland, Queensland Government, State Government, Strategy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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