Queensland politics

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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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Queensland MPs vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying
An overwhelming majority of MPs voted in favour of the laws, after an emotional three-day debate

Ben Smee

16, Sep, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Queensland assisted dying opponents table 55 amendments as MPs share emotional stories
Health minister Yvette D’Ath breaks down in parliament as she speaks about her mother’s suffering

Ben Smee

14, Sep, 2021 @8:09 AM

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Patient stuck in NSW faces bureaucratic nightmare to cross Queensland border for cancer treatment
Health officials insist the Magnetic Island man, who went to be with his dying mother, cannot drive to hotel quarantine due to the risk posed by toilet breaks en route

Ben Smee

06, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Queensland warned not to tear apart assisted dying bill with amendments that create unworkable barriers
Expert says additional safeguards proposed by some faith-based organisations are unnecessary for an already ‘safe and measured’ legislation

Ben Smee

05, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Can Queensland’s LNP avoid a backlash over assisted dying as vote nears?
With parliament set to vote on a euthanasia bill, conservative MPs could find themselves at odds with the electorate

Ben Smee

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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