Queensland politics

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LNP blocks Gerard Rennick recruits as party seeks to ‘keep out the cookers’
Liberal National party increasingly alert to attempts by the rightwing fringe to build influence since May’s federal election

Ben Smee

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Queensland’s draconian approach to youth justice sets kids up to fail | Ben Smee
Tightened bail laws have led to a spike in children being imprisoned – the long-term damage caused by short-term, vote-chasing politics

Ben Smee

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Head of Queensland police taskforce says ‘keeping children in detention’ not the solution
George Marchesini says new group will focus on preventing youth offending and work to address underlying complex factors

Eden Gillespie

01, Feb, 2023 @7:38 AM

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Racial profiling fears raised as Queensland seeks to expand police search powers
Bill allows officers in certain locations to search people for weapons without having reasonable suspicion

Eden Gillespie

30, Jan, 2023 @6:37 AM

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‘Everything’s gone’: eerie silence on Enid Street provides a glimpse into Australia’s climate future
Flood buybacks in Goodna, west of Brisbane, have emptied homes and disrupted lives. Now the bulldozers are moving in

Joe Hinchliffe Photography: Dan Peled

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Australians urged to ditch ‘tough on crime’ mindset for youth justice as it does not work
As Queensland cracks down on young offenders, experts fear ill-informed public sentiment is influencing policy

Ben Smee

25, Jan, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Queensland cracks down on hate crimes in wake of recent Nazi propaganda
Labor will introduce a bill to move serious vilification from the anti-discrimination act into the criminal code in March

Eden Gillespie

23, Jan, 2023 @5:53 AM

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Irving case prompts review of redress options for miscarriages of justice
Exclusive: Australia is alone among democracies who have not ratified UN provision enabling legal remedy for someone wrongfully convicted or imprisoned

Ben Smee

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland and Victoria resist push to replace stamp duty with land taxes
NSW policy giving first home buyers the choice to pay annual rate prompts calls for change in other states

Eden Gillespieand Benita Kolovos

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland’s new criminal penalties for young offenders will ‘turbocharge injustice’, critics say
Measures, including a maximum of 10 years for car theft, condemned by rights and legal reform advocates

Eden Gillespie

30, Dec, 2022 @5:34 AM

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Anthony Albanese rejects reports of $450m coal price cap payout for Rio Tinto and partners
Federal and state governments have agreed to pay producers compensation for pre-existing supply contracts exceeding the cap

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

29, Dec, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Queensland accused of ‘kneejerk’ response in announcing new penalties for young offenders
Annastacia Palaszczuk announces ‘tougher’ youth crime penalties three days after death of Queensland woman Emma Lovell

Joe Hinchliffe

29, Dec, 2022 @5:27 AM

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