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.




The Opposition

John McVeigh MP

John McVeigh MP








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
  • 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.


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