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.*


Mr Springborg

Mr Springborg


The Opposition

  • See below re the Speaker and recent polling




Local Government




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
  • 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


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?



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Posted on April 4, 2016, in Australian Government, Commonwealth Government, Democracy, Election, Government decision-making, Local Government, Opposition, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Premier, Prime Minister, Queensland, Queensland Government, State Government, Voting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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