Monthly Archives: December 2016

Last Week in Queensland – 19 December 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland*, the big news** was a much healthier state budget, a casino on the Spit, expansion at Jupiter’s casino, and One Nation polling strongly.

 

Governing

Treasurer Curtis Pitt, with Deputy Premier Trad and Employment Minister Grace

Treasurer Curtis Pitt, with Deputy Premier Trad and Employment Minister Grace

 

Opposition and Crossbench

 

Politics

Queensland's Parliament's Speaker Wellington

Queensland’s Parliament’s Speaker Wellington

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Artist impression of Jupiter's new tower

Artist impression of Jupiter’s new tower

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 14 February to Thursday 16 February
  • 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
  • Federal Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 7 February to Thursday 9 February

 

Sleeper Issues?

 

 

 

 

* We’re probably not going to publish again until the New Year … but we might if things get really exciting

 

** 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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 12 December 2016

steam-trainGovernment rail operator QR continued causing political pain for Labor, a tripartite deal to stimulate Townsville’s economy, and Adani’s Carmichael mine accelerate their planning, kept us talking* last week in Queensland.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

MP for Cairns Billy Gordon

MP for Cairns Billy Gordon

 

Politics

 

Communitytownsville-logo

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

 

ParliamentOpening Parliament 2015

  • Queensland’s Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 14 February to Thursday 16 February
  • 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
  • Federal Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 7 February to Thursday 9 February

 

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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 5 December 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland, many bite-sized stories about Parliamentary business kept us entertained; towards the end of the week everyone got excited about Nick Behrens from the Chamber of Commerce standing for Parliament, and Lawrence Springborg leaving.  Even the Government’s updated organised crime laws passed with only a token media flutter.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Lawrence Springborg

Lawrence Springborg

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Gene Tunny, author of Qld Economy Watch

Gene Tunny, author of Qld Economy Watch

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 14 February to Thursday 16 February
  • 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
  • Federal Parliament has finished sitting for 2016, and next sits from Tuesday 7 February to Thursday 9 February

 

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.