Feb 10, 2017
Most considered Mark Furner was not even in the running for a cabinet position, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly. But his defection to Labor Forum was incredibly stealth.
Feb 7, 2017
Stirling Hinchliffe has fallen on his sword following the Queensland Rail scandal, but who is coming down the track to replace him? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.
Josh TaylorJan 17, 20175 Comments
Pauline Hanson has said her tour of Queensland is related to her job as a federal senator, not the upcoming Queensland state election.
William BoweJan 9, 20178 Comments
A detailed analysis of post-election polling suggests the government faces difficulties in Queensland. My, oh my, who could possibly help them out of that bind?
Bernard KeaneDec 21, 2016
State-based polling shows Labor performing strongly in the eastern states, and One Nation and NXT well placed in Queensland and South Australia.
Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201623 Comments
Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.
Nov 28, 20161 Comment
Queensland Labor is divided over the future of Jo-Ann Miller, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.
Bernard KeaneNov 23, 20169 Comments
The man at the centre of One Nation Senator Rod Culleton's controversial court letter is another in a clutch of conspiracy theorist litigants surrounding the West Australian.
Bernard KeaneNov 22, 20167 Comments
Rather than confront the threat of One Nation as previous generations of Nationals MPs did, they're caving in to it on issues like gun control.
Nov 4, 20162 Comments
Annastacia Palaszczuk has another cabinet reshuffle on her hands after it was revealed Leanne Donaldson was not paying rates and was driving an unregistered car. It could be tricky to keep all the factions happy, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.