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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Who are the Tims wanting the LNP leadership?elected as an MP in 1989 at the age of 21, Mr Springborg claims the title of th
Who are the Tims wanting the LNP leadership?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
elected as an MP in 1989 at the age of 21, Mr Springborg claims the title of the youngest MP to be elected to the Queensland Parliament. He is considered the father of the party and was integral in the merging of the National and Liberal... Read more
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Herald Sun
Palmer takes parting shot as he retiresClive Palmer has taken a shot at his critics and the media as he announced he w
Palmer takes parting shot as he retires
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Clive Palmer has taken a shot at his critics and the media as he announced he would not recontest his parliamentary seat at the federal election. The billionaire businessman told parliament on Wednesday - just days ahead of Prime Minister Malcolm... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Palmer takes parting shot as he retiresClive Palmer has taken a shot at his critics and the media as he announced he w
Palmer takes parting shot as he retires
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Clive Palmer has taken a shot at his critics and the media as he announced he would not recontest his parliamentary seat at the federal election. The billionaire businessman told parliament on Wednesday - just days ahead of Prime Minister Malcolm... Read more
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Brisbane Times
LNP prepares for change, Springborg or notto the opposition frontbench even if Mr Springborg remains as leader. The depa
LNP prepares for change, Springborg or not
Brisbane Times / Posted 3 days ago
to the opposition frontbench even if Mr Springborg remains as leader. The departure of John McVeigh, who has left the Queensland Parliament for a tilt at Canberra, was to be the catalyst for a small change, but the second challenge to Mr... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Barcaldine marks 125 years since shearers' strikesserve in the West Australian Parliament as Speaker of the House and the world's
Barcaldine marks 125 years since shearers' strikes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
serve in the West Australian Parliament as Speaker of the House and the world's first Labor Government was sworn into the Queensland Parliament on December 1, 1899.Guns everywhere but no shots fired One of the organisers of the festival, Sharon... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘I don’t like it’: Pauline reveals preferencePAULINE Hanson has railed against the voting system that could have secured her
‘I don’t like it’: Pauline reveals preference
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
PAULINE Hanson has railed against the voting system that could have secured her a place in the Queensland Parliament. While the LNP’s Ian Rickuss narrowly retained the seat of Lockyer by fewer than 200 votes, the story could have been different had... Read more
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Brisbane Times
New Queensland parliament numbers to stayPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk won't entertain the idea of revoking controversia
New Queensland parliament numbers to stay
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk won't entertain the idea of revoking controversial new legislation increasing seats in Queensland parliament and reintroducing compulsory preferential voting. Ms Palaszczuk would not be drawn on the issue on Friday,... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Real estate agent says new developments push area forwardthe last couple of weeks following the motion for a boutique gaming licence nar
Real estate agent says new developments push area forward
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
the last couple of weeks following the motion for a boutique gaming licence narrowly missing out on being passed through Queensland Parliament," he says. "In the wake of all this controversy though, we have had a huge announcement with the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Topic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)water quality near a Tablelands mine site, west of Cairns in far north Queensla
Topic - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
water quality near a Tablelands mine site, west of Cairns in far north Queensland. The last One Nation MP to serve in Queensland Parliament, Rosa Lee Long, has made a political comeback in the council election on the Atherton Tablelands in the... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turnwill restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk g
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turn
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 9 days ago
will restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk government has been trying to do that in the Queensland parliament, we will use the Commonwealth’s powers to do that and also to prevent Mike Baird from unpicking Bob... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turnwill restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk g
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turn
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 9 days ago
will restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk government has been trying to do that in the Queensland parliament, we will use the Commonwealth’s powers to do that and also to prevent Mike Baird from unpicking Bob... Read more
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The North West Star
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turnwill restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk g
Belt a farmer: Now it is Shorten’s turn
The North West Star / Posted 9 days ago
will restore the position using Commonwealth powers. “We know the Palaszczuk government has been trying to do that in the Queensland parliament, we will use the Commonwealth’s powers to do that and also to prevent Mike Baird from unpicking Bob... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Federal Labor promises to reinstate land clearing restrictionshigh on the political agenda in Queensland for years. The Palaszczuk Labor Gov
Federal Labor promises to reinstate land clearing restrictions
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
high on the political agenda in Queensland for years. The Palaszczuk Labor Government currently has legislation before the Queensland parliament to reintroduce tighter restrictions on land clearing, which were wound back by former LNP premier... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Explained: Changes ahead for Queensland votersChanges for Queensland voters: New seats, compulsory preferential voting, and f
Explained: Changes ahead for Queensland voters
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
Changes for Queensland voters: New seats, compulsory preferential voting, and fixed terms Queensland Parliament passed an extraordinary bill last week which increased the number of electoral districts from 89 to 93 and brought back compulsory... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Opposition urges u-turn on compulsory preferencesInquiry. The commissioner of that inquiry, Tony Fitzgerald, QC, appeared resig
Opposition urges u-turn on compulsory preferences
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
Inquiry. The commissioner of that inquiry, Tony Fitzgerald, QC, appeared resigned to the sort of politicking seen in Queensland Parliament in the past week. "They're all just self-interested politicians and I've sought refuge from them in a... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
AgForce leads way in vegetation management oppositionAndrew Cripps in Townsville today and hard copies would be circulated across Qu
AgForce leads way in vegetation management opposition
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
Andrew Cripps in Townsville today and hard copies would be circulated across Queensland. “The petition requests the Queensland Parliament not to support the new vegetation management legislation in its current form and to reject amendments... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Tears, grief for hero bring politics to brief standstillPhoto: Facebook For a man who has faced - and been involved with - some of the
Tears, grief for hero bring politics to brief standstill
Brisbane Times / Posted 13 days ago
Photo: Facebook For a man who has faced - and been involved with - some of the most uncomfortable to and fro-ing in the Queensland Parliament, anger and mirth tended to be the only shows of emotion necessary. But not for this. This, was real.... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Compulsory preferential voting 'a good reform' for Queensland, Premier saysanalysisSuch unannounced, major change is exactly the sort of slip shod legisla
Compulsory preferential voting 'a good reform' for Queensland, Premier says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 14 days ago
analysisSuch unannounced, major change is exactly the sort of slip shod legislative behaviour that the single chamber Queensland Parliament has been criticised for so often. "They bypassed the committee system and the Government has every... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Queensland Labor and LNP's 'appalling hypocrisy'seats in parliament or the way people vote should be handled independently of p
Queensland Labor and LNP's 'appalling hypocrisy'
Brisbane Times / Posted 14 days ago
seats in parliament or the way people vote should be handled independently of parliament. “Yet suddenly we’re seeing the Queensland parliament getting straight into the process [on both those issues] as it did in the Bjelke-Petersen years – and... Read more
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Literary Minded
Queensland government disgraces itself – The World is Not Enoughsystem unannounced and at short notice is exactly the sort of slip shod legisla
Queensland government disgraces itself – The World is Not Enough
Literary Minded / Posted 14 days ago
system unannounced and at short notice is exactly the sort of slip shod legislative behaviour that the single chamber Queensland Parliament has been criticised for so often in the past. It also makes Labor’s recent confected outrage about... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Compulsory preferential voting return floated in Queensland ParliamentSurprise move in Queensland Parliament for return of compulsory preferential vo
Compulsory preferential voting return floated in Queensland Parliament
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 14 days ago
Surprise move in Queensland Parliament for return of compulsory preferential voting The Palaszczuk Government has turned the tables on the Opposition by moving to return compulsory preferential voting during a debate on expanding Queensland... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Vote for four extra Qld seats to go aheadThe view from public gallery in the Queensland Parliament. QUEENSLAND’S parlia
Vote for four extra Qld seats to go ahead
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
The view from public gallery in the Queensland Parliament. QUEENSLAND’S parliament will vote to add four extra politicians to its ranks after Independent Rob Pyne backed the move. Mr Pyne, who last month quit Labor to move to the crossbench, told... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Back and forth between Jackie Trad, Rob Pyne continuesThe back and forth between Jackie Trad and Rob Pyne continued in the Queensland
Back and forth between Jackie Trad, Rob Pyne continues
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
The back and forth between Jackie Trad and Rob Pyne continued in the Queensland Parliament, with Speaker Peter Wellington referring the former Labor MP to the Ethics Committee following a complaint from the Deputy Premier. Last month, Ms Trad... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Fall-out continues from Queensland's Uber crackdownQueensland crackdown on ride-sharing services such as Uber continued a day afte
Fall-out continues from Queensland's Uber crackdown
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
Queensland crackdown on ride-sharing services such as Uber continued a day after the harsher penalties were passed by the Queensland Parliament, with the government warning LNP amendments to the bill could make charter buses and limousines... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Uber launches ‘the Katter option’to the state government's tough new laws. The Katter’s Australian Party’s priv
Uber launches ‘the Katter option’
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
to the state government's tough new laws. The Katter’s Australian Party’s private member’s Bill, passed last night by the Queensland Parliament with Opposition support, allows transport inspectors to fine Uber drivers up to $2356, while... Read more
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Mashable
Uber mocks Australian state's stiff fines, takes away the Ubersfor the sharing economy to kick off locally and moving away from innovative tra
Uber mocks Australian state's stiff fines, takes away the Ubers
Mashable / Posted 15 days ago
for the sharing economy to kick off locally and moving away from innovative transport methods. The new bill that passed in Queensland parliament Wednesday night means Uber drivers face fines up to A$2,356 and Uber could face fines of up to... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Uber launches ‘the Katter option’to the state government's tough new laws. The Katter’s Australian Party’s priv
Uber launches ‘the Katter option’
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
to the state government's tough new laws. The Katter’s Australian Party’s private member’s Bill, passed last night by the Queensland Parliament with Opposition support, allows transport inspectors to fine Uber drivers up to $2356, while... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Uber drivers face heftier penalties under new Queensland lawslaws Drivers for ridesharing services such as Uber will face significantly hig
Uber drivers face heftier penalties under new Queensland laws
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
laws Drivers for ridesharing services such as Uber will face significantly higher penalties under a new law passed in Queensland Parliament overnight. Key points: The bill also gives transport inspectors more powers to detect... Read more
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Herald Sun
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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Weekly Times
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
Weekly Times / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Clean-up bill for Palmer refinery $93marea covered several hectares and sat a few hundred metres from the Coral Sea a
Clean-up bill for Palmer refinery $93m
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
area covered several hectares and sat a few hundred metres from the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef. It comes as the Queensland Parliament is set to debate the Environment Protection Chain of Responsibility Amendment Act, which would give the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Queensland set to increase fines for Uber driversin order to fine a driver, and could rely on reasonable suspicion a driver was
Queensland set to increase fines for Uber drivers
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
in order to fine a driver, and could rely on reasonable suspicion a driver was working for Uber in order to issue fines. Uber drivers will face increased fines in Queensland under the new deal. The debate in the Queensland Parliament is o... Read more
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News.com.au
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
News.com.au / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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Perth Now
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
Adelaide Now / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should
Qld MPs to decide Uber drivers' fates
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
A debate has begun in Queensland parliament over whether Uber drivers should face demerit point penalties. The Katter's Australian Party bill, which will need support from either major party if it has any... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Greg Hunt sets up urgent phone conference about Great Barrier Reef coral bleachingBarrier Reef Marine Park Authority." What is coral bleaching? Source: ARC Cen
Greg Hunt sets up urgent phone conference about Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 days ago
Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority." What is coral bleaching? Source: ARC Centre of Excellence Earlier, Dr Miles told Queensland Parliament his interstate and federal counterparts must see firsthand the effects of warmer ocean... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Queensland wants urgent meeting to battle coral bleachingfrom 90 per cent north of Port Douglas to less than 10 per cent south of Mackay
Queensland wants urgent meeting to battle coral bleaching
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 days ago
from 90 per cent north of Port Douglas to less than 10 per cent south of Mackay. Environment Minister Steven Miles said in Queensland Parliament his interstate and federal counterparts must see first-hand the effects of warmer ocean... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Independent MP Rob Pyne apologises to Queensland Parliamentto Parliament for wrongly tabling documents relating to Jackie Trad Independen
Independent MP Rob Pyne apologises to Queensland Parliament
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 days ago
to Parliament for wrongly tabling documents relating to Jackie Trad Independent Cairns MP Rob Pyne has apologised to Queensland Parliament for wrongly tabling documents that contained material about Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. Ms Trad has... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
LNP calls for more seats in parliamentQUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more el
LNP calls for more seats in parliament
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
QUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more electorates. Shadow attorney-general Ian Walker on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the size of the Queensland parliament from 89 to 93. It is the third bill calling... Read more
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Queensland Times
LNP calls for more seats in parliamentQUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more el
LNP calls for more seats in parliament
Queensland Times / Posted 17 days ago
QUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more electorates. Shadow attorney-general Ian Walker on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the size of the Queensland parliament from 89 to 93. It is the third bill calling... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
LNP calls for more seats in parliamentQUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more el
LNP calls for more seats in parliament
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 17 days ago
QUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more electorates. Shadow attorney-general Ian Walker on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the size of the Queensland parliament from 89 to 93. It is the third bill calling... Read more
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News Mail
LNP calls for more seats in parliamentQUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more el
LNP calls for more seats in parliament
News Mail / Posted 17 days ago
QUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more electorates. Shadow attorney-general Ian Walker on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the size of the Queensland parliament from 89 to 93. It is the third bill calling... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
LNP calls for more seats in parliamentQUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more el
LNP calls for more seats in parliament
The Daily Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
QUEENSLAND parliament will debate for the third time a plan to add four more electorates. Shadow attorney-general Ian Walker on Tuesday introduced a bill to expand the size of the Queensland parliament from 89 to 93. It is the third bill calling... Read more
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Brisbane Times
LNP pushes to increase number of Qld seatsThe Palaszczuk Government has been blindsided by the LNP's third attempt to inc
LNP pushes to increase number of Qld seats
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
The Palaszczuk Government has been blindsided by the LNP's third attempt to increase the number of seats in the Queensland Parliament, after independent MP Rob Pyne supported their motion to have the issue considered later this week. Two previous... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
LNP and crossbench MPs unite to push bill to increase Queensland Parliament seats It could be third time lucky for the backers of a push to expand the size of
LNP and crossbench MPs unite to push bill to increase Queensland Parliament seats
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
It could be third time lucky for the backers of a push to expand the size of Queensland's Parliament to match the growth in the state's population. Independent MP Rob... Read more
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Brisbane Times
'To claim I stand up for criminals is a nonsense': Qld Speakercriticise the VLAD laws for their impact on civil liberties. As Speaker, Mr We
'To claim I stand up for criminals is a nonsense': Qld Speaker
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
criticise the VLAD laws for their impact on civil liberties. As Speaker, Mr Wellington holds the casting vote in the Queensland Parliament, a powerful position in the deadlocked chamber. Responding in Parliament to Mr Langbroek's letter,... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Wellington defies calls to stand down on VLAD voteto doubt your impartiality to sit as Speaker during the proposed death on any n
Wellington defies calls to stand down on VLAD vote
The Daily Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
to doubt your impartiality to sit as Speaker during the proposed death on any new laws". But on Tuesday Mr Wellington told Queensland Parliament he intended to vote on the matter if he was required to. "At the outset, I wish to advise that if my... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Queensland speaker 'not intimidated' by LNP on anti-bikie law voteQueensland speaker Peter Wellington 'not intimidated' by LNP on anti-bikie law
Queensland speaker 'not intimidated' by LNP on anti-bikie law vote
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 17 days ago
Queensland speaker Peter Wellington 'not intimidated' by LNP on anti-bikie law vote The Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Peter Wellington, has accused the Opposition of trying to intimidate him into not voting in a future debate on anti-bikie... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Live coverage of Queensland Question TimeLawrence Sprngborg opens the questioning. Photo: Bradley Kanaris Welcome back
Live coverage of Queensland Question Time
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
Lawrence Sprngborg opens the questioning. Photo: Bradley Kanaris Welcome back to the Queensland Parliament! It's been a month since we last met. And how time flies when you are having fun. And not sitting in Parliament. There has been A LOT going... Read more
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