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Members of Parliament: Photos, Contacts, Electorates

The Queensland Parliament has updated and issued three guides to the current Parliament:

  • Photographs* of Members of Parliament, sorted by electorate name
  • Electorate locations linked to Members of Parliament photographs.
  • 54 more words
Politics

Members of Parliament: Photos, Contacts, Electorates

The Queensland Parliament has updated and issued three guides to the current Parliament:

  • Photographs* of Members of Parliament, sorted by electorate name
  • Electorate locations linked to Members of Parliament photographs.
  • 165 more words
Lobbying

Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue

By Eric Lipton

The New York Times

There is a flourishing industry that pairs plaintiffs’ lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies, a collaboration that has set off a furious competition between trial lawyers and corporate lobbyists to influence these officials. 361 more words

LAW

The Lie About Jobs

If I had a dollar for every time a politician mentioned jobs in an election speech, I would have enough money to become a rich plutocrat and buy our democracy. 333 more words

Business

Comcast and Time Warner try to convince the DOJ that competition is bad for consumers

Comcast and Time Warner Cable want to become one, and both companies will meet with Justice Department officials to find “potential remedies” to concerns about the proposed $45.2 billion merger, according to the Wall Street Journal. 280 more words

Tech

Flathead tribe comes under fire for lobbying activities

MONTANA – The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has accepted a complaint alleging the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes accepted “dark money” supporting the tribal water compact during the current legislative session. 71 more words

News

Business lobby is full of false bravado

Business leaders may like to feel all-powerful by pressuring the Government for reform, but if there isn’t public support or political capital to back it up then they’re just shouting into the wind.

 Weekly column for The Drum.

Politics