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Campbell Newman: now and zen

Amy Remeikis Buoyed by recent poll results which showed the LNP government have not slipped further in popularity, Premier Campbell Newman has stepped up his re-branding strategy, moving from 'boring' to 'serene'.

Paraplegic single parent named father of the year

Queensland father of the year for 2014 Andrew Butwell, with son Kieren, mother Anne and father Brad.

Eveline Fielding Everton Hills dad is many things - mental health nurse, junior rugby league team manager, paraplegic.

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Langbroek plays 'Nostradamus' as the chorus plays for the conductor

Queensland Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek.

Amy Remeikis For a brief moment on Tuesday, Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek could see into the (bright) future.

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Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk referred to the Ethics Committee

Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Amy Remeikis Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has been referred to the parliamentary ethics committee over allegations she "deliberately misled the House" about the number of public servants sacked by the...

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Palmer party 'could be wiped out in Qld'

Clive Palmer could have no MPs in the Queensland Parliament after the state election, according to Malcolm Mackerras.

Clive Palmer thinks it's fine to keep things in the family, but that attitude could wipe out his party in Queensland.

Ethics committee finds Ros Bates misled parliament but not intentionally

Ros Bates

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,...

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Gympie MP David Gibson's former friend referred to the ethics committee

Amy Remeikis The man who revealed Gympie MP David Gibson's past has been referred to the parliamentary ethics committee.

Opposition not 'intimidated' by police: Speaker

Amy Remeikis Parliament will not investigate the Opposition leader’s claims of police intimidation outside a Gold Coast community cabinet event.

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Ethics committee to probe conversation between PUP official, LNP MP

Amy Remeikis The Palmer United Party representative who asked LNP Burleigh MP "what would I have to offer you to come over and join the Palmer United" has been referred to the parliamentary Ethics Committee.

Chris Davis quits as MP

The member for Stafford, Chris Davis, has resigned.

Amy Remeikis The LNP member for Stafford has issued his resignation to the Queensland parliament.

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Queensland budget 2014: Union organiser removed from parliamentary grounds

Queensland Parliament.

Amy Remeikis Speaker Fiona Simpson has defended the decision to have a union organiser removed from parliamentary grounds.

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Ros Bates faces new parliamentary ethics committee probe

Ben Gommers Ros Bates

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

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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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Brisbane Live At Work: Thursday May 2

Brisbane Live

Brisbane Live At Work: Thursday May 2

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.