Topic archives: Anna Bligh

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor’s arms

February 24, 2017 40

The Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates seems like a win for Labor, but the ALP is so far out of touch it might be impossible to ever come back.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 20, 2017 2

ScoMo misses his moment ... WA Libs' dance-off ... Domain app falls over ...

Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

March 10, 2015 5

NSW Labor might be able to drive the Coalition from the state's north-east -- if it plays its hand right.

Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

January 22, 2015 14

Campbell Newman's gutting of political donation disclosure laws means many hundreds of LNP donors can remain secret.

Qld budget: health cuts go to political vitality of Newman

September 12, 2012

Health sector stakeholder reaction to the Queensland budget has been adverse, writes Dr Mark Bahnisch.

Hail the Bligh government … at least for the environment

March 27, 2012 8

It is difficult to tell how the Beattie/Bligh Labor government will be judged but, when the history is written, special mention should be made of their achievements in protecting Queensland’s woodlands, writes Andrew Mcintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy.

Rundle: time to work out what a Labor Party is for

March 27, 2012 103

In the aftermath of Queensland -- a place that, like Vietnam or Dresden or Hell, has become an event -- it's worth revisiting a debate that's been going on round Leftish traps, regarding the ALP in power.

Tawdry and unclean, Labor deserved to lose

March 27, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

Inside Can Do’s party: sequins mix with mild applause, no free booze and restraint all round

March 26, 2012 26

If the LNP did send out a memo about being gracious in victory, Clive Palmer didn’t get it. Kellie Riordan headed along to Campbell Newman's celebrations.

Queensland election: what happened on Saturday and why

March 26, 2012 5

Now then, to what happened on Saturday and why. The following list is by no means exhaustive.