Jeff Seeney

Petition to allow Cape York mining rejected by State Government

Amy Remeikis The government has rejected a petition calling for the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve mining ban to be reversed.

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Gina Rinehart's Queensland coal mine suffers court setback

Gina Rinehart

Cameron Atfield Farmers, environmentalists and miners alike have claimed a victory against a Queensland coal mine after a decision in the Land Court in Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon.

New poll shows LNP at risk of losing election

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis Another day, another poll and another bad result for the Queensland government.

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Sophie Collombet remembered at Kurilpa Park vigil

Crowds pay tribute to slain French student Sophie Collombet at a vigil at Brisbane's Kurilpa Park on Thursday night.

Kristian Silva More than a thousand people gathered to farewell Sophie Collombet at Kurilpa Park, but a single-word sign captured the collective emotion of the crowd - “désolé”.

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Cyclone Ita watch area expanded


Staff reporters A cyclone watch area has been expanded as tropical cyclone Ita – potentially the most powerful storm since Yasi – continues along its path towards the north Queensland coast.

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Queensland government accused of winding back Fitzgerald Inquiry reforms

queensland parliament house

Amy Remeikis The government has been accused of winding back reforms put in place after the Fitzgerald Inquiry, after pushing through changes to the budget estimates process.

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Mining-farming bill passed in parliament


Amy Remeikis Bill aims to ensure agriculture and mining can co-exist in regional Queensland.

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LNP MP warned over crossing the floor

LNP MP Sean Choat.

Amy Remeikis Government MPs will have to make a united front on asset sales, after Jeff Seeney warned that in politics, “disunity is death”.

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Calls to raise koala protection to 'endangered'

Fears for the future of koala populations in south-east Queensland.

Tony Moore Almost 16,000 koalas have been killed in south-east Queensland between 1997 and 2011, yet Queensland's Environment Minister will not answer if he has been asked to raise the level of protection from...

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Newman claims Palmer sought 'preferential treatment'

Clive Palmer

Amy Remeikis One year ago the LNP and Clive Palmer were duking it out in the press.

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Newman government stands by CMC head

Campbell Newman

Amy Remeikis The government has continued to support the acting head of the Crime and Misconduct Commission, despite calls for an independent judicial inquiry into whether he had misled a parliamentary committee.

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Conservationists, tourism workers fear impact of Abbot Point reef dredging

Conservation groups protesting approval of Abbot Point project in Queens Park, Brisbane.

Cameron Atfield Conservation groups have blasted the federal government's decision to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion at a protest in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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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.

Redcliffe election date unknown until mid-January

Amy Remeikis Campbell Newman will be cutting it fine to ensure Redcliffe constituents are represented when parliament resumes early next year.

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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Newman losing support: poll

Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis and AAP A new poll has shown another drop in support for Queensland's Liberal National Party government.

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Premier's pay will rival Obama's

Campbell Newman on the campaign trail.

Amy Remeikis Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's base salary now almost matches that of US President Barack Obama, following the pay rise the government awarded MPs last week.

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MP pay rise: Seeney incompetent or a liar, says Palaszczuk

Parliamentary Opposition Leader Jeff Seeney.

Amy Remeikis Jeff Seeney "knew exactly" what awarding the 41 per cent pay rise meant for cabinet members' salaries and if he didn't, he is incompetent, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has claimed.

Palmer vows to ban body scanners after airport dispute


Katherine Feeney Mining magnate and would-be Prime Minister Clive Palmer would ban full body scanners at international airports after he had a run-in with security at the Brisbane Airport.

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Butler biff provides distraction

NEWS - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Qld Premier Campbell Newman meet for Gonski discussions. RUDD AFR PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 12th July 2013.
NEWS - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Qld Premier Campbell Newman meet for Gonski discussions.

Amy Remeikis It is the one time of year the government is put under sustained questioning, when ministers can't deflect a question with a slogan or "history lesson", when answers, no matter how uncomfortable,...

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