Queensland politics

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Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission boss Alan MacSporran resigns
Departure comes after parliamentary committee found he failed to ensure watchdog ‘acted independently and impartially’

Ben Smee

25, Jan, 2022 @9:03 AM

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The ‘Omicron wave’ was the catastrophic dumper that closed our Sunshine Coast restaurant forever | Teresa Russell
Poor planning by governments has defeated our beloved business. The economy collapses when citizens are too afraid to leave their homes

Teresa Russell

19, Jan, 2022 @4:24 AM

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‘Heartbroken’ travellers locked out of Queensland for Christmas due to Covid testing delays
Many forced to cancel family reunions and holidays amid requirement to return a negative test 72 hours before arrival

Mostafa Rachwani

22, Dec, 2021 @4:42 AM

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming to be taken to court by electoral commission over Facebook page
AEC launches legal action against Bowman MP for allegedly failing to disclose his political links to page which appeared to be grassroots community group

Sarah Martin

21, Dec, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Queensland quietly grants fracking leases to Origin in fragile channel country
Environment groups believe the energy giant is targeting shale oil, but the company says project in ‘early stages’

Graham Readfearn

17, Dec, 2021 @2:12 AM

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Queensland to reopen border early as state nears 80% double vaccination
Fully vaccinated travellers told to expect delays at border when restrictions lift on 13 December

Ben Smee

06, Dec, 2021 @5:47 AM

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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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