Category Archives: Local Government

Last Week in Queensland – 27 March 2017

Cyclone Debbie bearing down, M1 upgrade funding secured, the LNP caught offering deals to One Nation,  and Adani mine viability is debated (again, still) – last week in Queensland*.

 

Governing

 

Opposition and Crossbench

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

Federal Parliament House

  • Queensland’s Parliament sat last week, and next sits again from Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 11 May
  • 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
  • Both chambers of the Federal Parliament sit this week, from Monday 27 March to Thursday 30 March

 

Sleeper Issues?

Stuart Robert, former Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 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 – 3 October 2016

last-week-logo-2Renewable energy and environmental protection got plenty of media last week in Queensland*, as did the Premier’s thoughts about how to deal with One Nation.

 

(“Last Week in Queensland” – this blog/newsletter – will be off the air from 10 October to 15 November, while half of Ethical Consulting Services is embedded in the US Presidential Election Campaign)

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

Queensland's Parliament's Speaker Wellington

Queensland’s Parliament’s Speaker Wellington

  • Queensland’s Parliament next sits, from Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October
  • 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
  • Both Houses of Federal Parliament next sit, from Monday 10 October to Thursday 13 October, and the House of Representatives sits the following week also – 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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 5 September 2016

last-week-logo-2In Queensland last week*: more detail of anti-gang laws, reports of conflict in Cabinet, and 17-year-olds to move out of adult prisons.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

robbie-katter

Robbie Katter MP, on the right

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament next sits from Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 15 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
  • Both Houses of Federal Parliament next sit from Monday 12 September to Thursday 1 September – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

 

 

* 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 – 22 August 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland*, we heard plenty about tree-clearing laws, the claims from both sides of that debate, and all about a Labor MP’s criticism of the Estimates Committee process.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Environment spokesperson Christian Rowan

Opposition Environment spokesperson Christian Rowan

 

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament sits again next week, 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 next week, 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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 1 August, 2016

last-week-logo-2Last Week in Queensland, estimates hearings finished for the year, the mining sector expressed concern about regulatory risk, and a development intervention saw the Chamber of Industry significantly escalate anti-Government rhetoric.

(Sorry this is late in the day – technical problems … or, more accurately, technical ineptitude)

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Politics

 

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Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament has just completed two weeks of Estimates hearings on the State Budget, and sits again from 26 to 28 July
  • 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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 18 July 2016

last-week-logo-2Cross-River rail, asbestos in Government buildings, a book about the Palaszczuk Government, and everyone’s looking forward to Parliamentary estimates hearings … last week in Queensland*.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

 

PoliticsDavid-Janetzki-Toowoomba-South-gallery-6

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructurecross-river-rail

 

Parliament

Queensland's Parlaiment's Speaker Wellington

Queensland’s Parliament’s Speaker Peter Wellington

  • Queensland’s Parliament is busy but not formally sitting this week from 19 to 22 July, and again from 26 to 28 July, for Estimates Committee hearings on the State Budget: the schedule for hearings is here: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/Estimates
  • 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 have not yet been set – the new Parliament meets within 30 days of the day appointed for the return of the writs, which is Monday, 8 August – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

 

* 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 – 23 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Interesting reactions to the latest Galaxy opinion poll, a discussion paper actually about Uber but called something else, and several significant development projects moving forward … last week in Queensland*.

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

ETU member and MP Shane King

ETU member and MP Shane King

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

qld-parliamentParliament

  • Queensland’s Parliament sits this coming week from Tuesday 24 May to Thursday 26 May, before the State Budget on 14 June
  • 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 has been prorogued until after the Federal Election on 2 July – see www.aph.gov.au

 

 

 

* 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 – 26 April 2016

Photo by Ukraine Today

Photo by Ukraine Today

Dominating last week’s news* was outrage, some of it confected, over the State Government’s no-notice restoration of compulsory preferential voting, in response to the Opposition’s no-notice expansion of Parliament, whilst the Courier Mail continues to demand Government spending on nearly everything, and discovers the only way to afford it is sale of Government assets.

 

Governing

 

The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Springborg

Opposition Leader Springborg

 

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer

 

Parliamentparl house

  • Queensland’s Parliament sat last week from Tuesday 19 April 2016 to Thursday 21 April; there will be two weeks of further sittings in May (10th to 12th and 24th to 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 www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/whats-new
  • The Federal Parliament – both Houses – sat on Tuesday and Wednesday 18 and 19 April 2016, and sits again from 2 May for the early budget on 3 May 2016 – 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.

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 4 April 2016

last-week-logo-2Proposals to split Queensland won’t die amid arguments about regional neglect; polling again puts State Labor in front; Adani mine approvals announced last week will be a hot political topic this coming week, as will the “bike gang” issue.*

Governing

Mr Springborg

Mr Springborg

 

The Opposition

  • See below re the Speaker and recent polling

 

Politics

 

Local Government

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Opening Parliament 2015Parliament

  • Queensland’s Parliament next sits from Tuesday 19 April 2016 to Thursday 21 April; there will be two weeks of further sittings in May before the State Budget on 14 June
  • 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 – both Houses – have been recalled early, to sit on Tuesday 18 April 2016, amid threats of an early Double Dissolution election – 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.
** It’s a different Michael Smith, OK?

 

 

Last Week in Queensland – 28 March 2016

last-week-logo-2News* was dominated by the success of the 4-year-Parliamentary-terms referendum, and Local Government election updates/fallout; and the Palaszczuk Government might have better relations with crossbench Members of Parliament, but they still have an agenda of their own!

Governing

 

Local Government

As counting continues:

 

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Photo: Veni Markovski

Politics

 

Community

 

Economy and Infrastructure

 

Parliament

 

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.