The Queensland Greens say that the circumstances that have been revealed by the Courier Mail regarding a former public servant, who was the daughter of a minister, do not in themselves add up to nepotism. Regardless, the continued controversies surrounding the Newman government’s hiring policies are denting confidence in the impartiality and independence of our public institutions.<
The first 100 days of Campbell Newman's Premiership have been a disaster for Queensland's future according to the Queensland Greens.
On the 100th day of taking over responsibility for governing the State and all its features and assests, Premier Newman's success on the big issues can be judged as turbidity levels rise again in Gladstone Harbour.
Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Jim McDonald, said that it's not just inaction on environmental damage that is wrecking the fishing industry in Gladstone marking the first hundred days. Mr Newman has also deliberately killed off the immediate future for renewable energy in Queensland.
The Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell is more interested in a “blame game” approach to businesses' environmental requirements instead of encouraging business to engage with the emerging economy, according to the Queensland Greens.
The Greens accuse the Newman Government of preparing to launch an attack of Work Choices proportions on working conditions.
Greens spokesperson, Dr Jim McDonald, said that the Queensland Council of Unions could gain from closer cooperation with The Greens following the announcement by the LNP Government to change the State's industrial relations system.
The Queensland Greens have reacted with dismay to the Premier’s statement that he will bypass Parliamentary committeesin his haste to implement his legislative agenda, lamenting a missed opportunity to improve Queensland’s political culture.
The Queensland Attorney-General should butt out of the runningof the Crime and Misconduct Commission, Greens spokesperson Libby Connors said today.
Ms Connors was commenting on media statements by the Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie that investigations into organised crime should take precedence over official misconduct allegations.
The Queensland Greens state that Campbell Newman's comments this afternoon on the Galilee Basin and on the reef are a breach of election promises as well as seeking to wind back the political clock to a previous era.
This afternoon’s decision by the Land Court to recommend the approval of the 30 mega tonne per annum coal mine in Wandoan is more bad news for the world heritage Great Barrier Reef and the 67,000 Australians who depend on the Reef for their livelihood.