HELP! MY POSTAL VOTE DIDN'T COME!
If you applied for a postal vote but you haven’t received your ballot papers yet, don’t panic. You can still vote.Read more
VOTING ARRANGEMENTS IN GREGORY
With the campaign in full swing, I just wanted to outline the voting arrangements in Gregory for you.Read more
FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - OCTOBER 16, 2020
Election campaigns are meant to be contests that show up the differences between parties. This week delivered in spades!Read more
SORTING YOUR DRUTHERS
A lot of media time was wasted this week discussing preferences, when most people wanted to hear about the issues facing Queensland and what the various parties propose to do about them.Read more
THE REAL THING - OCTOBER 2, 2020
Monday’s public holiday will mark the end of the phony election campaign and the start of the real thing.
So, it was telling that this week brought yet another integrity scandal for a Palaszczuk Minister, as well as hard evidence as to why Queensland has suffered a major failure to invest in infrastructure.
SURVEYING THE WRECKAGE
Time seems to pass strangely as we all wait for the October 31 election to arrive. The Palaszczuk Government’s millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded advertising make the date seem an ocean away.
But then one week can bring events that sum up the entire Palaszczuk Government’s history. This was such a week.Read more
FACING THE FUTURE - ELECTION 2020
The 2020 Queensland State Election is different to any you have experienced in your life as a voter.Read more
LAST SITTINGS BEFORE WE VOTE
The last sitting of one of the most cynical parliaments in memory was always going to be jam-packed, but I’m struggling to know where to start in summing up this week’s events.
It started with questions of constitutionality, budgets and estimates – and ended with three ministers retiring from public life: Anthony Lynham, Kate Jones and Coralee O’Rourke.Read more
OVERDUE HOMEWORK AND LESSONS TO LEARN
Depending how you count it, we are now in our seventh or ninth month of living with the corona virus.
Nine months if you are one of our elected leaders, who should have been focusing on this since January.
Seven months for everyone else, given most personal restrictions date from March.Read more
COAL JOBS AT RISK AGAIN
When CQ and NQ voted so strongly against Labor’s coal policies at the last federal election, the Premier said she had “had a gutful” of the ongoing fight about the approval of the Adani mine in the Galilee Basin.
She made it sound like she understood the importance of the coal industry to Queensland’s prosperity.
She made it sound like she understood the size of the support for coal jobs in CQ and NQ.Read more