Queensland politics

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Queensland public servants cowed by ‘high price’ of speaking out, Peter Coaldrake says
Greens and LNP call for royal commission in light of new report into government culture and accountability

Eden Gillespie

29, Jun, 2022 @4:16 AM

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Queensland gives environmental approval to New Acland coalmine expansion
Activists horrified by decision to give green light to stage three of the New Hope Group’s controversial mine

Joe Hinchliffe

28, Jun, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Calls for drink-driver Queensland mayor to quit after meeting crash victims’ families
Redland mayor Karen Williams apologises after admitting she consumed ‘several glasses of wine’ before crash

Eden Gillespie

27, Jun, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Crime scene clean-up: a victim’s family wants Queenslanders to be spared the trauma
Calls for state to follow SA and WA, where families aren’t responsible for organising forensic cleaning after loved ones die

Eden Gillespie

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Pandora’s box’: experts say Queensland’s windfall from coal royalties could set a precedent
Industry and analysts predict budget measure could provide billions in additional revenue

Peter Hannam

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Red-carpet criticisms of Queensland’s premier reveal – yet again – a gender double standard | Van Badham
No government is perfect, but attacking Annastacia Palaszczuk’s official public appearances is an odd choice

Van Badham

22, Jun, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Queensland budget’s record health spending meaningless without wages boost, unions say
Pressure grows on state government to increase public sector salaries to meet cost of living

Eden Gillespie

21, Jun, 2022 @9:48 PM

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Fake Twitter accounts for new senator suspended – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

21, Jun, 2022 @9:09 AM

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Queensland budget invests in national parks but ‘does nothing’ for climate crisis, critics say
Conservationists celebrate $200m fund for expanding national park land but concerns remain over lack of spending on renewables and emissions reduction

Joe Hinchliffe

21, Jun, 2022 @8:53 AM

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Queensland state budget increases taxes on miners, big business to fund new hospitals and mental health services
Treasurer Cameron Dick hands down 2022 Queensland state budget with plans to hire 9,450 health workers

Ben Smee and Eden Gillespie and Joe Hinchliffe

21, Jun, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Queensland state budget 2022: modest coal royalty hike delivers little towards energy transition
Analysis: The first lift in coal royalties in 10 years will only provide a fraction of the windfall caused by high fossil fuel prices

Ben Smee

21, Jun, 2022 @4:56 AM

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Trains, housing and royalties: what we know about the Queensland state budget
Funding boosts in social housing, health and rail projects flagged ahead of Tuesday’s budget

Eden Gillespie

20, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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