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 Greens will benefit from this. Pyne may even end up running a substantial independent (read … Continue reading Surprise move in Queensland Parliament for return of compulsory preferential voting

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 currently on break until Monday 9 May 2016. Adani Carmichael Federal Court objection, Federal Court … Continue reading LawAlert: land clearing, community objection rights and more!

Bully

Jackie Trad had previously declined to launch a review but that changed when Local Government Managers Australia got in touch. Photo: Bradley KanarisIndependent MP Rob Pyne has had a victory, with the government announcing a review of local government complaints and councillor conduct - although Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said it was at the request … Continue reading Bully