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Critical seats for Palaszczuk government

Critical seats for Palaszczuk government

Crikey March 6, 2017 1 Comment

Post redistribution, no area is more critical for the Palaszczuk government than the Gold Coast, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Poll Bludger: is One Nation going to take over the Qld govt?

Poll Bludger: is One Nation going to take over the Qld govt?

William Bowe February 27, 2017 5 Comments

Several interesting political developments have converged on Queensland to create the perfect storm ahead of the next state election.

Queensland shock’s cabinet reshuffle shows factional sands are shifting

Queensland shock’s cabinet reshuffle shows factional sands are shifting

Crikey February 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.

Hinchliffe resignation leaves Palaszczuk mulling her factional options

Hinchliffe resignation leaves Palaszczuk mulling her factional options

Crikey February 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.

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

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

Josh Taylor January 17, 2017 5 Comments

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

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

William Bowe January 9, 2017 8 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?

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

Bernard Keane December 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

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Bernard Keane December 5, 2016 23 Comments

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

Queensland Labor Left lights a tinderbox over factional warring

Crikey November 28, 2016 1 Comment

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)

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

Bernard Keane November 23, 2016 9 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.