Last Week in Queensland – 25 July 2016

last-week-logo-2This week in Queensland we saw who’s in the new Federal Ministry and Shadow Ministry; we heard about State Parliament’s Estimates Committee hearings, and the Government made each Minister a “champion” for a major indigenous community.

Federal Government

  • In consequence of the recent Australian Election, the new Federal Ministry has been announced, and the Shadow Ministry.  We’ve done the hard work of matching up Government office-bearers against their Opposition counterparts, for you to download, here
  • If you prefer, here’s the Ministry and here’s the Shadow Ministry for you to download, also.




MP for Bundamba Jo-ann Miller


The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls



Independent candidate for Toowoomba South Di Thorley

Independent candidate for Toowoomba South Di Thorley




Economy and Infrastructure


ParliamentOpening Parliament 2015

  • Queensland’s Parliament is busy but not formally sitting: we’ve had Estimates hearings on the State Budget this week, and again from 26 to 28 July: the schedule for hearings is here:
  • The Queensland Parliament’s summary of what’s new, including newly-introduced and passed legislation, is here
  • The Federal Parliament was prorogued for the Federal Election held on 2 July, and the first sittings days for the new Parliament are Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September – 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 July 25, 2016, in Australian Government, Commonwealth Government, Culture, Democracy, Election, Federal Government, Government decision-making, Opposition, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Prime Minister, Queensland, queensland economy, Queensland Government, Shadow Ministers, Shadow Ministry, State Government and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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