‘Frank & fearless advice’ Newman seeks from public service not just a question of ‘cultural change’
Mr Newman clearly does not realise that a professional and impartial public service requires an end to political appointments and the practice of culling the upper echelons following a change of government.
The Queensland Greens claim that Reachtel's latest polling putting Kate Jones ahead in Ashgrove will leave the ALP in a quandary.
"Kate Jones' lead is extremely tight. She will be desperate for every Greens preference she can muster," Greens state spokesperson said this morning.
The Queensland Greens claim that too many former government ministers have become rich after leaving parliament using government knowledge and influence.
The Queensland Greens were responding to the latest allegations that Jim Elder was working for Hancock Resources when the company purchased Queensland state forests during privatisation of government assets in 2010.
The Australian Government’s unwillingness to act on the ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour was explained today, as the Australian Financial Review reported Environment Minister Tony Burke as saying ‘it’s difficult to find any world heritage values within Gladstone harbour’.
The Queensland Greens have welcomed the Premier’s expression of support for faster online disclosure of political donations and called for a similar commitment from the LNP.
As gay couples flock to Noosa for the Mardi Gras Recovery Week, they won't be welcomed by the LNP member, Glen Elmes, or the Katter Party candidate, Bob Jarvis.
The Greens candidate for Noosa, Jim McDonald, said that both Mr Elmes's party and the Katter Party have promised to repeal legislation legalising civil unions for gay couples if they get the numbers.
Joining Greens candidates right across the State, cleaning up their local areas on Sunday, Andy Grodecki Greens candidate for Beaudesert helped clean up Beaudesert's streets at the event organised by Jess Arthy starting at Beaudesert McDonald's.
Three Queensland Greens candidates whose electorates border Oxley Creek have called for on the ground works to finally begin healing Oxley Creek.
On the annual occasion of Clean Up Australia Day, the Greens are advocating the introduction of a Container Deposit Scheme in Queensland. This scheme has widespread community support and would work by giving 10 cents for every glass, plastic and cardboard container returned.
Nearly all of us live near Queensland's coasts. We don't need to be told how important they are to our enjoyment of life and our economy. Then why don't the old parties get that? They're putting almost all our coasts at risk by allowing (even encouraging) massive over-development of some Queensland ports and they're gambling with disastrous oil spills by permitting shipping in the Great Barrier Reef.
All this at a time when most fish species are in decline, turtle and dugongs are dying in record numbers and pollution and other impacts have killed half the Great Barrier Reef's coral.
What are they thinking? How can we go on trusting the old parties with our most precious assets? That's why tomorrow needs your vote today.