Politics & Elections

Councils vow to lead poll backlash

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 18/05/2007, pg. 9

QUEENSLAND councils have threatened to lead a protest against Labor ahead of this year’s federal election if the Beattie Government does not back down from its proposed boundary reforms.

The Local Government Association of Queensland yesterday issued four key demands to the State Government to change its council reform plans or face a […]

Former mayor warns Thorley

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 27/06/2006, pg. 16

The big dry

THE first Australian mayor to be dumped from office for backing recycled drinking water has warned Toowoomba Mayor Di Thorley she risks the same fate.

Ten years ago Caboolture Shire residents ditched their mayor, John White, after he had served for 16 years on the council.

He blamed his demise on […]

Farmers hung out to dry in drought-funds row

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 17/08/2001, pg. 8

DROUGHT-stricken farmers in 45 Queensland shires have become the meat in a political sandwich, with federal and state primary industry ministers arguing over drought assistance.

Darling Downs farmers applied for Drought Exceptional Circumstances funding in March, and are desperate for income support and interest subsidies as they face their fourth season with […]

ABC to reveal Liberal link in Keating furore

Daily Telegraph, The (Sydney), 21/07/2001, pg. 2

A LIBERAL Party volunteer who worked for two of Prime Minister John Howard’s closest political confidantes passed allegedly damaging documents about Paul Keating’s piggery interests to journalists.

The man, a former Austrade officer, worked out of the Sydney office of close Howard allies, then Senator Michael Baume and later Senator Bill Heffernan, […]

Rural lobby in push to milk votes

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 07/02/2001, pg. 8

DAIRY deregulation today will become a state election issue as farmers carry a coffin symbolising the death of the dairy industry in a march from the Showgrounds to Roma Street and then to Parliament House.

Australian Milk Producers Association state president Shane Paulger yesterday said the major parties had failed the industry.

“We […]