Monthly Archives: April 2016

Last Week in Queensland – 26 April 2016

Photo by Ukraine Today

Photo by Ukraine Today

Dominating last week’s news* was outrage, some of it confected, over the State Government’s no-notice restoration of compulsory preferential voting, in response to the Opposition’s no-notice expansion of Parliament, whilst the Courier Mail continues to demand Government spending on nearly everything, and discovers the only way to afford it is sale of Government assets.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Springborg

Opposition Leader Springborg

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament sat last week from Tuesday 19 April 2016 to Thursday 21 April; there will be two weeks of further sittings in May (10th to 12th and 24th to 26th) before the State Budget on 14 June
  • The Queensland 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 – both Houses – sat on Tuesday and Wednesday 18 and 19 April 2016, and sits again from 2 May for the early budget on 3 May 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 – 18 April 2016

last-week-logo-2The Courier Mail is campaigning every day for sale of Government assets, as studies reveal major trends in Queensland’s economic structures, amid mixed news* about where the economy is currently.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition

John McVeigh MP

John McVeigh MP

 

Politics

 

Community

Noel Pearson

Noel Pearson

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt

 

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 – 11 April 2016

last-week-logo-2Passionate “debate” around proposed changes to VLAD laws, the (latest) proposed cross-river rail project, and fallout from Adani’s mine permits, dominated last week’s news* in Queensland.

Governing

 

 

The Opposition

John McVeigh MP

John McVeigh MP

 

Politics

 

 

Community

 

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

 

parl houseParliament

 

  • 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 Queensland 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 – both Houses – have been recalled early, to sit on Tuesday 18 April 2016, amid threats of an early Double Dissolution election – 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 – 4 April 2016

last-week-logo-2Proposals to split Queensland won’t die amid arguments about regional neglect; polling again puts State Labor in front; Adani mine approvals announced last week will be a hot political topic this coming week, as will the “bike gang” issue.*

Governing

Mr Springborg

Mr Springborg

 

The Opposition

  • See below re the Speaker and recent polling

 

Politics

 

Local Government

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Opening Parliament 2015Parliament

  • 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 Queensland 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 – both Houses – have been recalled early, to sit on Tuesday 18 April 2016, amid threats of an early Double Dissolution election – 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.
** It’s a different Michael Smith, OK?