July 28, 2009 1
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.
July 27, 2009 4
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.
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.
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.
July 16, 2009 5
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.
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.
July 14, 2009 1
Cairns gynaecologists Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette report on misoprostol and the Cairns woman charged with procuring her own abortion.
July 9, 2009 1
Outgoing Queensland ALP assistant state secretary Terry Wood has defended himself against claims of incompetence during the March election campaign.
July 1, 2009 1
A secret report has isolated 'systemic failures' in the ALP's recent Queensland campaign, writes Bernard Keane.
June 17, 2009
In one word: jobs. With its Budget, the Bligh government is doing nothing more than what governments the world over are having to do to keep their economies ticking over, says Craig Johnstone.