Newman govt fails Gladstone Harbour in week 3

 The new LNP Government allowed the Gladstone Ports Corporation to dredge above its licence conditions over the Easter long weekend.

Congratulations Clive Palmer: QG Inaugural Fossilfool

Mining billionaire Clive Palmer was this afternoon declared the inaugural Queensland FossilFool for 2012.

A small group of Queensland Greens enjoying post-election drinks in a Brisbane hotel this afternoon announced that they had reached consensus that no one was more deserving of the accolade than Mr Palmer.

Integrity in Government launch

It was lovely to have Jeremy Buckingham MLC in town on Friday to help launch the Greens Integrity and Accountability in Government.  Jeremy helped steer Greens support for Liberal Premier Barry O'Farrell's reform of donations legislation in NSW.  The Greens' support guaranteed that neither corporate donations nor trade union affiliations could swell the coffers of the majo

Qld Treasurer does not want to face the figures

The Queensland Greens say that two news items today indicate Treasurer Andrew Fraser does not want to confront the reality of massive costs to Queenslanders from coal and gas.

“It is understandable why he wants to put his head in the sand over environmental costs,” Queensland Greens state spokesperson Libby Connors said today.