Aidan Mclindon

Aidan McLindon, ex-Katter chief, to run for Family First

A former Queensland MP who once spoke of turning Cairns into Australia's Las Vegas will contest a Senate seat for the anti-gambling party Family First.

LNP defector says other MPs worried about Newman leadership

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Daniel Hurst Long-serving rural Queensland MP Ray Hopper says he defected from the Liberal National Party because his conscience would not allow him to serve under the Newman government's leadership.

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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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Katter aims to field candidates in every federal seat

Bob Katter

Bridie Jabour Katter's Australian Party will run a candidate in every seat at the federal election but Kennedy will not be up for grabs after Bob Katter ruled out a senate run.

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McLindon resigns as KAP national director

Aidan McLindon.

Bridie Jabour Katter's Australian Party's national director has announced his resignation in a shock statement.

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Powerhouse forum brings politics to the people

powerhouse forum

Tony Moore House of Power forum tackles everything from nuclear energy to airport noise.

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Brown and Katter back anti-CSG activist

Miranda Forster Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and maverick independent MP Bob Katter have come together in an unlikely alliance at a southern Queensland court to support an anti-coal seam gas activist.

If the hat fits, mad Katter wears it


Daniel Hurst The Bob Katter show is never boring.

Queensland's civil unions debate blow by blow

gay homosexual civil union

Daniel Hurst It's crunch time for a proposal to allow couples to register their relationships as "civil unions" in Queensland.

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Civil unions bid down to wire

Gay marriage

Daniel Hurst A bill to allow same-sex civil unions is likely to come down to the wire when it's voted on in Queensland Parliament this week.

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Prisoners living in 'holiday camp': MP


Marissa Calligeros Prisoners should be subject to a ‘‘tough love’’ regime whereby air-conditioning is removed from cells, according to a state MP.

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Seeney the LNP's seat warmer

Jeff Seeney

Daniel Hurst Former opposition leader Jeff Seeney is set to be endorsed as the interim Liberal National Party leader at a party room meeting later today.

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ABC presenter stood down for voicing Katter ad

Suzanne McGill

Amy Remeikis An ABC radio presenter has been taken off the air after it was revealed she was the voice behind a controversial anti gay marriage television commercial by Katter's Australian Party.

Women their own worst enemy: O'Dwyer

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Nathan Paull The Liberal National Party's former state secretary says women need to change their attitudes if they want to be taken seriously in politics.

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