The Liberal’s compulsion to turn public assets into private wealth – and get the public to help fund the process

The LNP in Queensland have been softening up the public for a privatisation binge pretty much from the day they got elected in 2012. In recent times, they’ve kindly made the public pay millions for a prolonged wide-ranging advertising campaign – badly disguised as a pretend consultation process called Strong Choices. Naturally, any input from…

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Rhetoric vs reality

I’ve had a break from writing for a variety of reasons, but the reckless approach the new Queensland government is taking to their spending decisions – and the straightout nonsensicality of some of their claims – roused me enough to pen a piece for New Matilda. Time will tell whether the Newman government will start…

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Qld LNP’s Campbell Newman breaks new ground

I am happy to be corrected, but I can’t think of an equivalent circumstance in Australian politics at state or federal level where a major party has had their Opposition ‘Leader’ and alternative Premier/Prime Minister being outside the Parliament. Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman’s announcement that he is seeking to run for state Parliament as…

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