John Mickel

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...