Last Week in Queensland – 15 August, 2016

last-week-logo-2The #censusfail and Olympics squeezed out Queensland news a little, but we heard about a parole system review, legalisation of Uber, and both uplifting and demoralising infrastructure and economic news*, last week in Queensland.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Land clearing- halted here

Land clearing … halted here

 

Parliament

Parliament's Speaker Peter Wellington

Parliament’s Speaker Peter Wellington

  • Queensland’s Parliament sits again this week from 16 to 18 August, and then from Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September
  • 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 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 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 August 15, 2016, in Government decision-making, Opposition, Opposition Leader, Parliament, Policy, Political tactics, Politics, Premier, Queensland, queensland economy, Queensland Government, State Government and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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