The Queensland Greens claim last year's state election recorded the most unbalanced result in a sample of 132 recent elections in states and provinces across the world. It's a legitimate grievance, writes Charles Richardson.
Voters in the Sunshine State will return to the polling booth next week to vote in local government elections and, for South Brisbane residents, to choose a successor to Anna Bligh, reports William Bowe.
I think that the interests of good government are best served by giving the single biggest party a bonus when votes are translated into seats.
Final figures from Queensland's electoral commission reveal a massacre of astronomical proportions. But if you look at the vote totals a small element of doubt creeps in.
The expected speculation about an interest rate cut is underway just as my Crikey colleagues predicted it would be.
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.
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.