Crikey July 28, 2009 1 Comment
Historically speaking, health services have been part and parcel of racist policies. Which is why Aboriginal people have reason to be suspicious of Australian mainstream health services.
Dr Mark Bahnisch July 27, 2009 4 Comments
There's been a certain feeling of deja vu over the past fortnight in Queensland. The jailing of a former Minister, allegations that government was far too close to business and then ... the piece de resistance.
Crikey July 24, 2009
Queenslanders may not have moved so far beyond the Bjelke-Petersen era as they would like to think; his legacy of mixing government with business lives on under a secretive and self-serving Labor government, says Scott Prasser.
Crikey July 17, 2009
Ex-Queensland Minister Gordon Nuttall has been sentenced to seven years' jail for corruption. But this might not be the end. Queensland's DPP is finalising advice on whether Nuttall should face other unrelated charges.
Crikey July 16, 2009 5 Comments
The conviction of Gordon Nuttall, a senior member of Peter Beattie’s Government, reinforces the sense that Queensland Labor under Beattie was ready to tolerate appalling standards in ministers.
Crikey July 16, 2009
The Queensland Inc of the 21st century is not a rerun of the matters uncovered by the Fitzgerald inquiry. But business and politics work closely, as the conviction of ex-minister Gordon Nuttall for corrupt payments shows, says Andrew Fraser.
Crikey July 14, 2009 1 Comment
Cairns gynaecologists Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette report on misoprostol and the Cairns woman charged with procuring her own abortion.
Bernard Keane July 9, 2009 1 Comment
Outgoing Queensland ALP assistant state secretary Terry Wood has defended himself against claims of incompetence during the March election campaign.
Bernard Keane July 1, 2009 1 Comment
A secret report has isolated 'systemic failures' in the ALP's recent Queensland campaign, writes Bernard Keane.