Daily Archives: April 21, 2016


Surprise move in Queensland Parliament for return of compulsory preferential voting

Publisher’s Note: Tonight’s move by Yvette D’Ath may favour the cross-bench MPs. In future elections voters will number every box on their ballot papers. Since 1992 this was optional, you could just vote 1. Rob Pyne, other independents and the … Continue reading


LawAlert: land clearing, community objection rights and more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS • Land clearing: submissions close 25 April • Full reinstatement of community objection rights welcomed • Chain of Responsibility Bill • Proposed “one-stop-shop” laws lapse Court timetable New Acland Stage 3 Project objection, Qld Land Court Hearing … Continue reading



Jackie Trad had previously declined to launch a review but that changed when Local Government Managers Australia got in touch. Photo: Bradley Kanaris Independent MP Rob Pyne has had a victory, with the government announcing a review of local government … Continue reading