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*.


New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

The Opposition and Crossbench






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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
  • The Federal Parliament has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – 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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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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