Queensland politics

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Coercive control should be criminalised in Queensland, taskforce says
McMurdo report recommends an inquiry into ‘cultural issues’ in police service and a staged path to criminalising coercive control

Ben Smee

02, Dec, 2021 @8:02 AM

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Queensland urged to immediately release Covid orders to end confusion on borders and restrictions
Civil libertarians say people urgently require clarity on planned border reopenings and bans on unvaccinated people

Ben Smee

02, Dec, 2021 @1:08 AM

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‘No compassion’: why thousands of Queenslanders remain stranded on the NSW border
Official confusion has left residents who travelled south during the pandemic living in campsites and showgrounds for months

Jennifer King and Ben Smee

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Queensland Human Rights Commission flooded with inquiries due to Covid border confusion
Commissioner says lack of detail has ‘created a vacuum where misinformation is able to be spread’

Ben Smee

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Queensland moves to automatically cancel Covid travel exemption requests amid delays
Exclusive: Some people waited weeks before receiving an email saying their application would be closed if they don’t reply soon

Ben Smee

16, Nov, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Gerard Rennick demanding Morrison government challenge Queensland border ban in high court
Liberal senator threatens to withhold vote unless border closure contested in court ‘as a matter of urgency’

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

19, Oct, 2021 @6:54 AM

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Queensland promises to reunite families by Christmas under Covid border reopening plan
Annastacia Palaszczuk announces lifting of border restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers from NSW and Victoria once 80% of Queensland residents aged over 16 get two jabs

Mostafa Rachwani

18, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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What Campbell Newman did next: the making of an unlikely Queensland libertarian
The ousted premier is back on the campaign trail, running for a Senate seat. Can he catapult a niche party to national relevance?

Ben Smee

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Queensland scrambles to contain Brisbane Covid outbreak ahead of NRL grand final
State records four new cases and reintroduces some restrictions, but premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there is ‘no need to panic’

Ben Smee

28, Sep, 2021 @1:14 AM

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NSW outlines reopening plan as state records 787 cases, 12 deaths; Victoria 705 cases, one death; ACT eases some restrictions – As it happened
All today’s news as it unfolded

Nino Bucci and Mostafa Rachwani

27, Sep, 2021 @8:51 AM

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‘Are you going to India?’: Queensland isn’t in any hurry to open borders
Frustrations grow as premier declines to detail when NSW roadblocks will be removed and dismisses idea of international travel

Ben Smee

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Making progress: is Queensland actually as conservative as we think?
The passage of voluntary assisted dying laws is the latest in the state’s slow but steady trickle of progressive reforms

Ben Smee

17, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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