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Ethics committee finds Ros Bates misled parliament but not intentionally

Tony Moore Former arts and science minister Ros Bates misled state parliament when she read information to the parliament in October 2013 about her son Ben Gommers' appointment to the Transport Department,...

Ros Bates faces new parliamentary ethics committee probe

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Amy Remeikis Troubled LNP MP accused of lying to parliament over her son.

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Scott Driscoll will face parliamentary probe

Scott Driscoll

Cameron Atfield State Parliament's ethics committee will resume an investigation into Redcliffe MP Scott Driscoll's pecuniary interests after it received legal advice that it could proceed.

LNP MP Peter Dowling stands down in sexting scandal

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Redlands MP Peter Dowling will stand aside from his role as chair of State Parliament's ethics committee in the wake of a sexting scandal.

Peter Dowling's mistress 'enjoyed the people's money'

Peter Dowling.

The mistress of a Queensland MP who photographed his penis in a glass of red wine says she "enjoyed the people's money" when the pair went on official trips together.

Brisbane Live At Work: Thursday May 2

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Brisbane Live At Work: Thursday May 2

Newman tells ministers what not to do

Campbell Newman.

Daniel Hurst Campbell Newman's ministers have been explicitly told they cannot allow political party officials to review government entities in the way permitted by cabinet member Bruce Flegg last month.

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Premier's claim in doubt amid Flegg turmoil

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Daniel Hurst A government letter has cast doubt on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's claim political staffers no longer made decisions on the release of documents under Right to Information laws.

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'Hey Dad': email reveals extent of lobbyist son's access to Bruce Flegg's office

Campbell Newman

Marissa Calligeros Premier Campbell Newman has defended former housing minister Bruce Flegg, saying an email in which Dr Flegg’s lobbyist son recommended a candidate for a senior public service position was not...

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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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Bates's inaccuracy a mistake 'anyone could have made'

Arts Minister Ros Bates.

Amy Remeikis The inaccuracy of Arts and IT Minister Ros Bates' tabled lobbyist document is "regrettable", Speaker Fiona Simpson has decided, but not necessarily a deliberate move to mislead Parliament.

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Warring women: minister's attack 'small minded'

Daniel Hurst The Liberal National Party's newest female recruit has dismissed the Minister for Women's “small-minded” attack on her candidacy.

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Inside the 'gay cure' ministries

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Katherine Feeney Exorcisms, hugging, behavioural management and marriage are among the methods used by a Christian ministry to "heal" homosexuals in Queensland, according to a former leader who now wants to see the...

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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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Hajnal under fire: Mickel hits back

Hajnal Black

Marissa Calligeros Outgoing Parliamentary Speaker John Mickel has strongly defended his comments about fugitive councillor Hajnal Black’s leg-lengthening surgery, after her husband branded the remarks ‘‘sexist’’ and...

Hajnal Black granted bail

Marissa Calligeros and Dan Nancarrow Besieged Logan councillor Hajnal Black has been arrested.

Police minister resigns after less than a fortnight in job

David Gibson

Daniel Hurst Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has lost his first minister less than a month after being elected, with David Gibson quitting as police minister amid claims he was caught driving unlicensed.

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