If the Queensland election tells us anything about politics in Australia it is that the stranglehold of the far right over the conservative arena in Australia is being broken, writes RenewEconomy editor Giles Parkinson.
The Queensland election will come down to a question of what voters want more: coal seam gas and casinos, or to see Newman and Abbott kicked out of office.
Michael Qualmann, Modanville. Queensland premier Campbell Newman, being on a slide towards electoral oblivion, has called an election for 31 January 2015 before his luck runs out.
The Queensland government says it has listened to community concerns by ruling out development of some Gold Coast land for a cruise ship terminal.
Queensland's Wild Rivers Act has been repealed, with the Wilderness Society calling it a tragedy for environmental protection in the state.
Graeme Cooney, Murwillumbah. Unlawful actions? The Bjelke-Petersen Government would have to take line honours for that wouldn't it? Bikers pale in comparison.
A senior figure in the Fitzgerald inquiry says the premier’s likening of his bikie crackdown to the historic corruption probe is ironic. Gary Crooke is a former Queensland integrity commissioner and was senior counsel assisting the Fitzgerald inquiry into corruption... Read More →