January, 2017

Pauline Hanson definitely not campaigning in Qld while talking up One Nation

, Jan 17, 2017

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Pauline Hanson has said her tour of Queensland is related to her job as a federal senator, not the upcoming Queensland state election.

Poll Bludger: One Nation could drag Turnbull further to the right

, Jan 09, 2017

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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?

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

, Dec 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.

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

, Dec 05, 2016

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Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.

Queensland Labor Left lights a tinderbox over factional warring

, Nov 28, 2016

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Queensland Labor is divided over the future of Jo-Ann Miller, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Culleton’s latest conspiracy theory bedfellow takes on the Queen (and money)

, Nov 23, 2016

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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.

Panicking Nationals flee to the far right

, Nov 22, 2016

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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.

Another headache for Palaszczuk, as Agriculture Minister falls on her scythe

, Nov 04, 2016

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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.

How the Queensland Labor Right is sneakily trying to shore up its ranks

, Nov 02, 2016

The Queensland Labor Right has lost power, but damned if it's not going down without a fight. Labor insider Ben Chiefly says email shenanigans and an unorthodox recruitment drive has everyone's teeth on edge.

Who exactly is responsible for keeping theme parks safe?

, Oct 26, 2016

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There are published standards to regulate theme parks in Australia. But enforcing those standards is another matter, writes Crikey intern Rachel Robertson.

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

, Oct 26, 2016

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We have been relying on outdated and inappropriate techniques for measuring emissions from CSG, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

Essential: everything’s coming up Labor

, Oct 11, 2016

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Labor is doing well across most states, according to Essential Research. And voters have rejected the claim that renewables are to blame for the SA blackout.

Sidelined right-wing Labor faction — and Cameron Dick — creating havoc for Palaszczuk govt

, Sep 26, 2016

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The talk around Queensland Labor circles is that a prominent cabinet member is making mischief inside the tent. Labor insider Ben Chiefly has the goss.

Not-so-civil unions: CFMEU likely to turn on Queensland MP

, Aug 31, 2016

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The powerful Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is split on Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller, who lacks the support of the AMWU and United Voice. Will Labor preselect against her? Labor insider Ben Chiefly has the goss.

Case closed: experts loudly back decriminalisation of abortion in Qld

, Aug 31, 2016

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Doctors’ professional bodies have spoken out loud and clear in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland, write Caroline de Costa, professor of gynaecology, and Heather Douglas, professor of criminal law.

Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

, Aug 19, 2016

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Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.

Bushland threatened by Noel Pearson’s tree-clearing crusade

, Aug 12, 2016

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Pearson and his followers are battling to retain Campbell Newman's laissez faire approach to land-clearing, much to the dismay of other indigenous leaders, writes freelance journalist Greg Roberts.

Poll Bludger: could the High Court overturn Labor’s win in Herbert?

, Aug 01, 2016

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A number of legal precedents are of note here ...

Essential: Baird’s lead in NSW collapses, Andrews sails on in Victoria

, Jul 25, 2016

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The Baird government is now in a tight contest in NSW but the Andrews government, seemingly in trouble over the CFA dispute, maintains a powerful lead, the latest state-based numbers from Essential show.

Poll Bludger: can Labor take the crucial Sunshine State marginals?

, Jun 02, 2016

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Shorten's recent movements may reflect a calculation that Labor can still chart a narrow course for victory through Queensland's abundance of marginal seats.