John Mickel

Stafford by-election result should trigger a reshuffle

John Mickel The 18.6 per cent drubbing handed out to the two-year-old Newman government in the Stafford by-election on Saturday is a painful kick in its back side.

Ministers difficult to find following Stafford by-election

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is expected to wind back some of the government's more controversial law changes.

Amy Remeikis While the government has conceded it needs to respond to the “obvious” concerns voters raised at the Stafford by-election, its ministers were conspicuous by their absence on Monday...

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New voter ID laws apply to Stafford by-election despite no evidence of fraud

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.

John Mickel The Stafford By-election on July 19th will be the first time in Australia that voters will have to produce an identity card before they will be issued with a ballot paper.

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Newman returns to face dissatisfied voters

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore Premier returns from break eager to push leadership credentials.

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OPINION

Stafford byelection: Is history a guide?

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John Mickel The July 19 byelection in the inner north side electorate of Stafford will see whether the recent byelection in Redcliffe represents a new trend or there is a reversion to the historically average...

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Police minister to quit politics

Neil Roberts

Bridie Jabour Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services Neil Roberts has announced he will not contest the election next year, making him the eighth Labor MP to announce their retirement in...

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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. brisbanetimes.com.

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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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MPs deride Nuttall's pleas for mercy

Gordon Nuttall

Daniel Hurst Former Labor colleagues of Gordon Nuttall have shown no sympathy for his plight, with the corrupt former minister's historic address to Queensland Parliament being derided as the selective,...

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Police hunt rogue councillor

Hajnal Black.

Marissa Calligeros Besieged Logan City councillor Hajnal Black is being hunted by police, as political friends and foes alike plead with her to turn herself in.

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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...