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.

 

 

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 9, 2016, in Australian Government, Commonwealth Government, Democracy, Election, Federal Government, Government decision-making, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Premier, Prime Minister, Queensland, Queensland Government, State Government and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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