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.



New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

New Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

The Opposition and Crossbench


Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce





Economy and Infrastructure



  • 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
  • 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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