Monthly Archives: May 2016

Last Week in Queensland – 30 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Government proposals for superannuation see angst arising, and, sadly, ongoing violence at Aurukun community led the news* last week in Queensland.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

 

redistribution-commissionPolitics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

  • Opening Parliament 2015Queensland’s Parliament next sits for the State Budget, from Tuesday 14 June to Friday 17 June; the budget will be presented 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 has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

* 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 – 23 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Interesting reactions to the latest Galaxy opinion poll, a discussion paper actually about Uber but called something else, and several significant development projects moving forward … last week in Queensland*.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

ETU member and MP Shane King

ETU member and MP Shane King

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

qld-parliamentParliament

  • Queensland’s Parliament sits this coming week from Tuesday 24 May to Thursday 26 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 has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

 

* 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 – 16 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland, our reshaped Opposition saw encouraging polling, our Government reversed more Newman Government policies, and Federal Election coverage drove State news away.

Governing

 

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

The Opposition and Crossbench

 

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

qld-parliamentParliament

  • Queensland’s Parliament sat from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May and sits next from the 24th to the 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 has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – 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 – 9 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Queensland got a new Opposition Leader, the Federal Budget wasn’t as well received here as the authors hoped, cannabis = heroin in the Sunshine State, and there’s no skinny dipping here … Last Week in Queensland*.

Governing

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

The Opposition and Crossbench

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructureogden-redev-roma

 

ParliamentOpening Parliament 2015

  • Queensland’s Parliament will sit from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May and again from the 24th to the 26th, before the State Budget on 14 June
    • It’s a safe bet that the Federal Budget’s treatment of Queensland, and the ascension of Tim Nicholls to lead the Opposition will dominate much of the week
  • 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 has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – 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 – 3 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland started with continued attacks on Government support for a return to compulsory preferential voting; the week finished with stories, denied of course, about an imminent leadership coup in the Opposition.  In between, former Prime Minister Howard seemed at odds with both the Queensland Treasurer and Saul Eslake about the best economic direction for the State.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Springborg

Opposition Leader Springborg

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Typical wild dog

Typical wild dog

 

ParliamentOpening Parliament 2015

  • Queensland’s Parliament will have two weeks of 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 commenced this week’s sittings on Monday 2 May, and today, Tuesday 3 May 2016 is Federal Budget day – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

 

 

* 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.