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Newman v the doctors: a political fight that is poisoning the LNP

The Queensland government his locked into a nasty dispute with doctors, and voters are sick of it. Mark Bahnisch, commentator and Centre for Policy Development fellow, says the result is considerable ill will.

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Qld’s ‘homosexual advance’ defence puts gay men’s lives at risk

A person accused of murder in Queensland can be acquitted if the victim made a “homosexual advance”. Law and social justice researchers Dr Alan Berman and Sher Campbell say it contravenes human rights and something must be done.

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Crikey Awards: your pick for the best (and worst) person of the year

Crikey readers have spoken. We have your Person of the Year and Arsehat of the Year. Plus which silver fox got your nod for sexiest male pollie?

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‘The stuff of nightmares’: when who you are becomes a crime

So crime is no longer about what you do, it’s about you you are and who you associate with. Law lecturer Gabrielle Appleby traces the history of such “preventative” laws and asks some tough questions.

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Tips and rumours

Read all about Cory Bernardi’s new books … Campbell Newman pals up with bikies … Sydney burbs becoming ghettoes as landlords cash in …

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ABC talent heads for the door before promotion? … bikies don pink onesies in Newman protest … which ministers enjoy a ciggie on parliamentary grounds? …

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iSentia index: all eyes and ears on Queensland

Clive Palmer and Queensland premier Campbell Newman rocketed to the top of the charts thanks to an election win and new anti-bikie laws.

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Rupert, Clive and Campbell in the Arkansas of the world

There’s Rupert Murdoch, Clive Palmer and Campbell Newman: mildly sinister, certainly absurd. It’s an Australian political implosion, and there may be no turning back.

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Kate McClymont runs for Uni Syd Senate … Ann Summers pals up with Qantas … Who is Richard Bolt?

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iSentia index: Abbott the king of news, talkback and social

Tony Abbott snared more media mentions than the Prime Minister, as Labor’s campaign loses steam.

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Tips and rumours

Brisbane courts Paris … Abetz and Shorten fly together, but who’s up the back? … Rupert Murdoch is sheepish …

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They’re killing COAG slowly — here’s a cure

As COAG groans under unmet expectations, critics want it scrapped. Governance expert Stephen Bartos takes a closer look and prescribes a cure for COAG’s woes.

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Tips and rumours

Hot-desking at Fairfax … Newman funds KFC … updating our literary pollies list …

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Qld public servants moving house? … outspoken Young Labor chief in hot water … Vic council sponsors Malcolm Turnbull …

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Vic v Qld v NSW: who’s the winner of the first-term governments?

Three Coalition premiers are running the east coast states. A Crikey analysis of their economies shows Barry O’Farrell is streets ahead, while Victoria marks time and Queensland is in the doldrums.

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Crikey Clarifier: local government recognition in the constitution

Would recognising local government in the constitution protect essential services or undermine states’ rights? Public policy and governance expert Stephen Bartos answers Crikey’s questions.

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Gillard finds a circuit-breaker in Sydney, but at what cost?

Julia Gillard had a good week campaigning in western Sydney. But what will the long-term cost be of Labor’s populist, anti-immigration rhetoric?

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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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Miners, developers pile in to fund Newman’s LNP campaign

Big political donors ditched Anna Bligh’s failing government and put their money behind Campbell Newman’s bid for the Queensland premiership, data from the AEC reveals.

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Sentia Media index: Armstrong tops state pollie peloton

Moving up the Sentia Media political index this week were state politicians Campbell Newman and Jay Weatherill, while Lance Armstrong nearly doubled Julia Gillard’s coverage figures thanks to his Oprah confessional.

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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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Tips and rumours

Newman’s war on “must” … PMO poaches from Jenny Macklin … The Global Mail keeps it in the family …

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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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