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Doomadgee inquest to be reopened

Crikey June 16, 2009

The coronial inquest into the death in police custody of Palm Island's Mulrunji Doomadgee will be reopened, with a new coroner appointed to review the evidence.

What’s with Anna Bligh?

What’s with Anna Bligh?

Dr Mark Bahnisch June 15, 2009

The Bligh government has continued down its merry path of trashing Labor policy, writes Mark Bahnisch.

The abortion law reform saga continues in Queensland

Crikey June 12, 2009 3 Comments

We have been forced not to resume the practice of medical abortion in Cairns until there is a clear legal framework in which we can care for our patients, and in which we can be certain that those patients, as well as ourselves, do not risk prosecution, write Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette.

Newspaper shock horror: Queensland’s #1 icon is Sir Joh

Alex Mitchell June 9, 2009 5 Comments

Queensland celebrated its 150th birthday as an independent State at the weekend with one News Ltd newspaper profiling 150 icons “who we believe played the greatest role in defining Queensland”, writes Alex Mitchell.

Bligh butchers privatisation defence

Crikey June 4, 2009

So Queensland used to own 90 butcher shops -- is that really a defence of privatisatising state assets today?

Queensland privatisations: good, bad and very ugly

Crikey June 3, 2009

I’ve been opining on the Queensland government’s asset sales programs. With a whole day to reflect on a $7 billion program here are my provisional views on the best and worst of it...

Bligh Budget: written by Kevin and the banks

Alex Mitchell June 3, 2009

Anna Bligh's budget was imposed on her newly-elected government by the federal Government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the banks.

Legal issues lead Cairns doctors to cease medical abortion

Crikey June 2, 2009 4 Comments

Doctors Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette explain why they will no longer be offering medical abortion services in Far North Queensland.

Desperate LNP phones a friend over Chatsworth

Andrew Crook May 19, 2009

A full eight weeks after the polls closed in Queensland, the to-and-fro over the state seat of Chatsworth continues to bumble along.

No life jackets for Palm Island flight. Where’s CASA?

Ben Sandilands May 12, 2009 1 Comment

Why does CASA tolerate for even another minute the regular carriage of passengers by air to Palm Island over 55 kilometres of open water without life jackets?