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Hot air from anti-CSG candidates

20 March 2015

The notion of coal seam gas as an election issue seems like nothing more than hot air.  Nobody should tell you otherwise.  Recent history, albeit brief, doesn’t show any elections changing course because of coal seam gas, often referred to simply as CSG. 850 more words

Labor Party

Massive election turnaround in Queensland

7 March 2015

There’d been predictions of Queensland having a new person as Premier after the state went to the polls on 31 January.  And so it proved – Premier Campbell Newman lost his seat, as was widely tipped, but it was largely thought that the Liberal National Party Government would hold office and only seek a new leader, while the Labor Party Opposition was tipped to come close but fall short.   847 more words

Queensland Elections

New person likely to lead Queensland

31 January 2015

Queenslanders go to the polls today, for a state election likely to produce an interesting outcome.  The Liberal National Party Government of Campbell Newman won office at the last election, in 2012, by an almighty landslide, and arguably should’ve been expected to govern for at least two or three terms.   746 more words

Queensland Elections

Independent's betrayal long forgiven

23 January 2015

Independents betraying their constituencies – times beyond counting would people have heard this sort of characterisation attributed to Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, for three years beyond September 2010.   509 more words

Australian Politics

Message to independents...from the voters

Not Just Labor/Greens

Queensland election a message to Independents as well

Seven independent members of parliament have been voted out of office since Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott decided to back a Green-Labor government. 221 more words


Campbell Newman and his very big skip bin

We want him to unravel those programs ’cause he’s the bloke who set them up.
(Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman, referring to Greg Withers, an assistant director-general who set up the Office of Climate Change) ( 223 more words

Climate Change

Web 2.0: Don't vote, it only encourages them

I recently came across an online article in The Courier Mail (2012) entitled ‘Queensland Greens launch state election campaign with promise to clamp down on lying politicians in Parliament… 452 more words

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