Good morning, early birds. The Top End is about to be hit by its second cyclone in two weeks. Plus, Indigenous children of the Stolen Generations reportedly given criminal convictions for being stolen. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers respond to yesterday's edition.
Author John Birmingham is offering up his vote in the upcoming Queensland election for $500, since, as Birmingham says, it'd be cheaper than any other policy Cap'n Bligh and Campbell's Soup Can will come up with.
Queensland’s Gold Coast is a magical place where beautiful men and women do nothing but tan their perfectly sculpted bodies, and children run amok the beaches in theme parks. Well, that's how Caroline Zielinski remembered it, but the latest trip showed something different.
One woman's story of travelling interstate to abort a child with a severe abnormality highlights Queensland's antiquated abortion laws. Dr Caroline de Costa explains.
Claims of police corruption have hit the QLD police again, with up to 20 police hauled in for secret questioning and accusations of drug and organised crime activity. Is another Fitzgerald Inquiry needed? asks Madonna King.
Why the anger when Aussie politicians' salaries -- measly compared to the private sector -- are given a slight raise? Pollies also have to deal with public and media scrutiny, so let's pay them what they're worth.
Just eight months after Anna Bligh was elected QLD premier, voter satisfaction has dropped to just 30%, thanks to privatisation of state assets, broken election promises and scrapping petrol subsides. Is her decline terminal? asks Cosima Marriner.
Queensland state politics is a messy political battle ground at the moment. And it's News Ltd who are fuelling the fire, with an unfair double standard.
That fact that political donations, that hot little topic that Anna Bligh brought into the media spotlight this week, is controversial just proves reform is needed.