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Articles by Dr Mark Bahnisch

A Catholic prays: may Pope Francis live up to his name

Pope Francis will bring to the Papacy a rich heritage of openness, of willingness to walk alongside, of reflection and action in the world. At least that’s what one Catholic prays.

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Qld’s health blueprint a clarion call for privatising services

The Queensland government has proposed radical changes to the delivery of health services that need careful consideration. But it doesn’t seem to be waiting for consultation.

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Hold the phone, Newman brought scandal onto himself

Campbell Newman has lost a minister and a hand-picked departmental head. His regret is sincere, but nobody else seems to know what they’ve done wrong.

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Uncertain prognosis for QLD health after Dr Newman’s cuts

Last year’s headlines were full of Queensland Health job cuts and cuts to other health prevention programs in the sunshine state. It’s a new year, but the consequences of budget settings by Campbell Newman’s government are now becoming apparent. The reorganisation of governance in the state health system, that is devolving budgetary decisions to Health […]

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Why Clive and Bob are running Queensland politics

A political void has left Clive Palmer and Bob Katter in the spotlight in Queensland. They pose twin but very different threats to Campbell Newman’s government and conservative forces down south.

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There’s plenty behind LNP’s voluntary voting thought bubble

The Queensland LNP’s proposal on voluntary voting is aimed at creating a diversion, seeking partisan advantage and creating a smokescreen to hide possible changes on political donations.

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From Can Do to can’t hold it together: Newman’s struggle

There’s something in the water in Queensland politics. Here’s the tale of how Campbell Newman, swept to power with a thumping majority, is now under pressure from inside and outside his party.

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About Coal Seam Gas: Behind the seams

Working in conjunction with the prominent Australian independent media website, Crikey, we will be mining for facts and going behind the seams to tell the whole story of how CSG has become so controversial, how the debate has been shaped, and its policy and political implications.

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Behind the Seams: why coal seam gas is central to Qld election

If the major political parties are both framing the state election as about managing the fruits of prosperity, then the boom in coal seam gas and liquefied natural gas production is at its heart.

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A poll-free guide to the chances in Queensland

Labor’s problems in Queensland — which are real — do have quite a bit to do with Kevin Rudd’s demise and the unpopularity of the Bligh state government. But not quite in the way usually discussed.

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David Marr’s anger hypothesis is torturously argued

Kevin Rudd should be judged on the public benefits of his actions, not on a whole bunch of inferences from his biography and cherry picking by David Marr in his Quarterly Essay on Rudd.

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Is Australia’s commentariat just making it up as it goes along?

From Shanahan to Grattan, Australia’s pundits have turned into “commentariat-bots”, says Mark Bahnisch, constructing a political narrative based on their own random musings instead of hard data.

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Bahnisch: Don’t write Turnbull off just yet

If Tuckey or Andrews had the numbers to roll Malcolm Turnbull, they would have done it by now, says Mark Bahnisch. Turnbull still has support from the majority or the party room, and he could still put up a fight against Kevin Rudd.

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Anna Bligh’s very bad week

Anna Bligh certainly wasn’t exaggerating when she observed that Queensland Labor had a bad week, writes Mark Bahnisch — nor has this week started off well for her.

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Crikey Backgrounder: Bligh’s Queensland gets a touch of the Fitzgeralds

There’s been a certain feeling of deja vu over the past fortnight in Queensland. The jailing of a former Minister, allegations that government was far too close to business and then … the piece de resistance.

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What’s with Anna Bligh?

The Bligh government has continued down its merry path of trashing Labor policy, writes Mark Bahnisch.

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