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!



The Opposition


Local Government



Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, re-elected

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, re-elected




Economy and Infrastructure



  • 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
  • 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


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.


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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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