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Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Labor’s support for Clive Palmer’s inquiry into the Newman government is a politically rational response to the Coalition’s behaviour.

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Poll Bludger: doctors, nurses and teachers look set to turf Newman out

In his own seat of Ashgrove, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s primary vote is in the doldrums. Will the LNP lose its leader at the next election?

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Tips and rumours

Does who you know matter at the ABC? … call centre jobs go at Westpac … Abbott is always watching Wyatt …

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East West Link dead in the water

Crikey readers talk Victoria’s East West Link and Queensland’s spotty sexual health record.

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Poll Bludger: Sunshine State could deal Abbott govt a body blow

The federal Coalition’s standing in Queensland continues to deteriorate. One option could be to scapegoat the distressed Newman government. There’s just one problem: Queensland’s LNP is more popular (or, at least, less unpopular) than the Abbott government.

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The curious case of Galilee Basin coal

Despite falling demand for coal and enormous climate consequences, the Abbott and Newman governments are pushing full steam ahead to open the world’s biggest coal mines.

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PUP could be a force to be reckoned with in 2015 Qld election

Although some of Clive Palmer’s aspirations remain unrealised, there are historical reasons to expect his Palmer United Party will prove a contender when Queenslanders go to the polls next year.

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Courier-Mail v Tony Fitzgerald: Murdoch tab lays down gauntlet

Former royal commissioner Tony Fitzgerald has criticsed Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and The Courier-Mail’s pro-LNP bias and has been lambasted for his trouble, writes freelance journalist Alex Mitchell.

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Poll Bludger: alarm bells for Campbell Newman after Stafford drubbing

The Labor Party’s Stafford byelection win threatens the security of Newman’s nearby Ashgrove seat, where his 5.7% margin is looking distinctly fragile.

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Stafford byelection could be a preview of Newman’s undoing

Byelections are rarely happy occasions for governments, but the electoral test that faces Campbell Newman on Saturday is a gloomier prospect than most.

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Send in Colin Powell

Crikey readers talk terrorists in Iraq and high-flying judges.

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The astonishing rise of Tim Carmody, Newman’s favourite judge

Queensland judge Tim Carmody has been appointed Queensland Supreme Court’s Chief Magistrate. Not only is the appointment unprecedented, it has some wondering whether his promotion is due to his support for the Newman government’s controversial anti-bikie laws.

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State privatisation schemes a dumb idea, regardless of the spin

Queensland and NSW have some seemingly well-crafted spin to try to sell their privatisation schemes. But Economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin says any way you cut it, privatisation will not make the states any money.

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Tips and rumours

Alan Bond loves the budget … thumbs down for Campbell Newman … verdict on that Mirabella jostle …

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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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Tips and rumours

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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Tips and rumours

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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