Peter Beattie

Parody accounts re-emerge ahead of election

Amy Remeikis Political parody Twitter account users beware – your real identity is easier to find than you think.

'Courts in crisis' over Newman's remarks

Campbell Newman

Staff Reporters A Queensland judge has adjourned a hearing over comments the premier made about courts granting bail to bikies.

Patel charges dropped

Jayant Patel

All charges against former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel will be dropped except for four fraud charges, a crown prosecutor has announced.

Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday June 18

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday June 18

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Beattie to stand as federal candidate

Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie.

Former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie will stand as a Federal ALP candidate for the seat of Forde.

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The ghost of Peter Slipper will still haunt Fisher

Todd Winther, Griffith University The Liberals will likely retain Fisher. However, all eyes will be on how Slipper accepts defeat and whether he will choose to go quietly or make one final ripple in the electorate he has been linked...

Outpouring of support for 'tough' Bligh after cancer diagnosis

Anna Bligh

Amy Remeikis Anna Bligh is a fighter who will send cancer running, according to past and present political heavyweights who have thrown their support behind the former Queensland premier since her diagnosis.

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Beattie ready to help reshape Labor if asked

Rudd Beattie

Tony Moore Former Queensland Labor premier Peter Beattie has said he is prepared to act as a facilitator in a reform of Queensland Labor, if he were asked to do so.

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Brisbane's underbelly explored

Spooky street

Katherine Feeney Hangings, ghosts, lesbian vampires, bushrangers, bloody boozey brawls, police bashings and a terrorist bombing - welcome to your tour of Brisbane.

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Gillard government leaking itself to death: Beattie

Rudd Beattie

Daniel Hurst Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie has warned some federal Labor MPs are "leaking the government to death" as he dismissed suggestions he would run for federal parliament.

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Spin check: Rising crime?

Handcuffs

Daniel Hurst This week, Queensland's Liberal National Party promised to put 1100 extra police officers on the beat, arguing crime was 'worse under long-term Labor'. Labor says crime rates have improved.

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The soldier who marched in step with his father

Tony Wright CAMPBELL NEWMAN'S come-from-outside victory had more than a hint of his father's assault on the political ramparts 37 years ago.

New number plate slogan? Can Do

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Luther Blissett Move over "Smart State". High-level moves are under way to create a new standard number plate for Queensland motorists with the tag line "The Can Do State".

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