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Newman meeting donation: Opposition calls for independent probe

Amy Remeikis The Independent Commission Against Corruption’s hearing into Australian Water Holdings dealings may have moved on from its mention of Campbell Newman, but Queensland politics has not.

Staunch the flow of 'potentially corrupting money' to policital parties: expert

Grabbing cash tightly.

Amy Remeikis Political donation laws should be driven by principles, not ideologies, says one of the nation's leading experts on the topic.

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Labor holds Rudd's former seat in byelection

Labor candidate Terri Butler with husband Troy Spence speaks after the announcement of her win in the 2014 Federal By-election for the seat of Griffith in Queensland. 8th of February 2014. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Cameron Atfield Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has heaped praise on his likely successor in Griffith, as it was revealed internal Labor Party polling had the Liberal National Party headed for victory two weeks out...

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Action needed on Qld vaccination rates: MP

The Queensland government is risking deadly disease epidemics by not excluding unvaccinated children from child care centres, a Palmer party MP says.

Brisbane Live: Monday February 3, 2014


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Campbell Newman acting like 'dictator': Clive Palmer

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The Queensland premier is behaving like a little dictator intent on undermining democracy, wannabe federal MP Clive Palmer says.

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LNP's Glasson yet to decide if he will recontest Griffith

Former AMA president Bill Glasson.

Tony Moore Bill Glasson is yet to decide whether he will recontest the seat of Griffith.

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Brisbane architect's firm to design new Iraqi parliament complex

The Assemblage design for the Iraqi parliament.

Danielle Cronin From teenager with flair for drawing to architect of Iraq’s new parliament building.

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History repeats in casino licence debate

Amy Remeikis About 30- years ago, the Queensland Liberal-National Cabinet was consumed with casino talk.

'Flegg tapes' had no evidence of crime

Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg.

Amy Remeikis The Crime and Misconduct Commission has completed its investigation into the so-called "Flegg tapes" and found "no evidence that a criminal offence was committed".

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Bruce Flegg to stand for Moggill pre-selection

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Amy Remeikis Bruce Flegg has emphatically declared he will be stand for pre-selection in his seat of Moggill at the next state election.

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Palmer party will repeal every Newman law

NEWS- Clive Palmer speaking to media the day after his altercation with Tony Abbott.

Kristian Silva The Palmer United Party will seek to repeal every law passed by the Newman Government, Clive Palmer says.

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Bjelke-Petersen joins Palmer party's list of candidates

John Bjelke-Petersen.

Amy Remeikis It was only a few decades ago that Clive Palmer promoted the Bjelke-Petersen name.

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Peter Slipper still coy on candidacy

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Former Speaker Peter Slipper is still refusing to say if he'll recontest his Sunshine Coast seat.

Teresa Gambaro's 'I'm sexy and I know it' photo was a 'joke'


Amy Remeikis The day after a pop star waded into the political debate, a pop song lyric has made political waves.

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Coalition election campaign in Brisbane

Campbell Newman

Tony Moore The Coalition will hold its federal election campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday as it officially begins its bid to wrest power from the Kevin Rudd-led Labor Party.

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Peter Slipper denies campaign is cash-strapped

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Former Speaker Peter Slipper says he's trying to protect the environment by recyling old election signs in his campaign for re-election in Queensland.

Mal Brough denies asking Clive Palmer to fund Peter Slipper harassment case

Clive Palmer bungles name on-air (Thumbnail)

Kim Stephens LNP candidate Mal Brough has emphatically denied he asked billionaire businessman Clive Palmer to fund a legal campaign that would destroy Peter Slipper’s reputation.

The ghost of Peter Slipper will still haunt Fisher

Todd Winther, Griffith University The Liberals will likely retain Fisher. However, all eyes will be on how Slipper accepts defeat and whether he will choose to go quietly or make one final ripple in the electorate he has been linked...

Clive Palmer threatens to sue Rupert Murdoch

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer says he will sue Rupert Murdoch over a report published by News Corp Australia.