March 14, 2013 2 Comments
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.
March 5, 2013 12 Comments
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.
January 25, 2013
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 […]
January 11, 2013 4 Comments
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.
January 4, 2013 17 Comments
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.
December 10, 2012 11 Comments
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.
February 20, 2012 1 Comment
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.
February 20, 2012 8 Comments
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.
August 20, 2010
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.
June 9, 2010 65 Comments
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.