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.

 

 

About Mike Smith

Partner in Ethical Consulting Services: www.ethicalconsulting.com; sometime University lecturer; previously Government Relations consultant; before that Labor Party State Secretary in Northern Territory; union advocate with LHMU/United Voice in NT and NSW; hobby – election campaigns!

Posted on May 3, 2016, in Democracy, Election, Federal Government, Government decision-making, Opposition, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Premier, Queensland, Queensland Government, State Government, Voting and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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