Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Tony Moore is a senior reporter for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Protests and promises as democracy blooms on a winter's day

Tony Moore Democracy is alive and well, offering both protests and promises in Brisbane on a sunny winter Sunday afternoon in July.

We'll take tax reform to the next election: Hockey

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore Queensland Premier Campbell Newman may have a tougher fight on his hands than he realises, with federal treasurer Joe Hockey wanting to put off talk of tax reform until the next election.

Sibelco's influence on sand mining policy should go to CMC: Barrister

Stradbroke Sand miners Sibelco's dealings with the LNP Government should be scrutinised, a prominent lawyer has argued.

Tony Moore Mining company Sibelco’s dealings with the Newman Government should be subject to the same CMC scrutiny as allegations against Clive Palmer, a prominent Queensland barrister says.

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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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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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LNP selects Bill Glasson to challenge Rudd

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore Former Australian Medical Association chief Bill Glasson will challenge Kevin Rudd in the seat of Griffith at next year's federal election.

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The ghosts that shadow Palmer's party

Clive Palmer: 'Policies shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.'

Tony Moore When Clive Palmer invoked the ghosts of the United Australia Party at a media conference on Thursday afternoon, it is not clear that he knew the ghost he was invoking.

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The battle over Kevin's T-shirt

Kevin Rudd

Tony Moore Former prime minister Kevin Rudd's Griffith opponent has weighed into his 2013 election T-shirt competition, suggesting it should say "Where's Kevin?".

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Caltabiano paid $130,000 for doing nothing

Transport and Main Roads Director-General Michael Caltabiano.

Tony Moore Stood-aside senior public servant Michael Caltabiano will have earned about $130,000 for doing nothing by the time Parliament sits again on February 12.

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Health services close across state

The Minister For Heath Lawrence Springborg speaks during question time in Parliament in brisbane. 17th of May 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Tony Moore Queensland's health services are under massive pressure statewide as health districts make tough decisions to close services and cut staff to meet budget fund reductions.

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Councillors on the plonkism

William Street

Tony Moore Labor called it "plonkism", but Brisbane's City Council's Liberal National Party administration on Tuesday approved the Queensland government's 45-storey William Street development.

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Lockyer Valley remembers darkest hour

Private Colin Afflick from 8th/9th Battalion looks over the devastation in the town of Grantham.

Tony Moore A region made "sacred by courage and loss'' has marked the first anniversary of the January floods with an emotional ceremony at centre of the Lockyer Vallery.

Council pulls plug on green project

Tony Moore The LNP-led Brisbane City Council has temporarily pulled the plug on a renewable energy project and blamed the decision on the price doubts caused by federal Labor's carbon tax scheme.

Rudd denies kingmaker's role

Kevin Rudd

Tony Moore Former prime minister Kevin Rudd "would have sealed the deal" with new Speaker of the Federal Parliament Peter Slipper, according to Queensland Liberal National Party president Bruce McIver.

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Newman ready to take on Bligh

Campbell Newman

Tony Moore Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman has won LNP endorsement to stand in the seat of Ashgrove at the next state election.