Peter Slipper

Peter Slipper still coy on candidacy

Peter Slipper

Former Speaker Peter Slipper is still refusing to say if he'll recontest his Sunshine Coast seat.

Peter Slipper to recontest seat of Fisher

Peter Slipper

Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper has announced he will recontest the seat of Fisher.

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Peter Slipper denies campaign is cash-strapped

Peter Slipper poster

Former Speaker Peter Slipper says he's trying to protect the environment by recyling old election signs in his campaign for re-election in Queensland.

Mal Brough denies asking Clive Palmer to fund Peter Slipper harassment case

Clive Palmer bungles name on-air (Thumbnail)

Kim Stephens LNP candidate Mal Brough has emphatically denied he asked billionaire businessman Clive Palmer to fund a legal campaign that would destroy Peter Slipper’s reputation.

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...

Lawyer Peter Russo to run in Sunnybank for Labor

Peter Russo

Amy Remeikis He stood and spoke on behalf of client Scott Driscoll as the former MP made a last ditch plea for mercy.

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Fisher candidate talks about time behind bars

Candidate for Fisher, singer/businessman Jarreau Terry. Photo: Iain Curry, Sunshine Coast Daily

Six years ago the newest candidate to challenge Peter Slipper and Mal Brough for the seat of Fisher spent 50 days behind bars for driving the getaway car in an armed home invasion.

Clive Palmer threatens to sue Rupert Murdoch

Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer says he will sue Rupert Murdoch over a report published by News Corp Australia.

Mal Brough to defend Clive Palmer defamation case

Former Howard government minister Mal Brough.

Sunshine Coast MP Mal Brough says he will vigorously defend a defamation suit brought against him by mining magnate Clive Palmer.

Clive Palmer willing to drop $800,000 defamation suit against Mal Brough

Clive Palmer press conference in Melbourne. 29 October 2013.
The Age NEWS. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

Steve Zemek Clive Palmer has extended an olive branch to Mal Brough by offering to drop the lawsuit against his fellow Sunshine Coast MP.

LNP senate form guide: hopefuls jockey for election spots

Horse racing at Warwick Farm

Daniel Hurst An ideological warrior who rails against a “morbid, Green, anti-Western” school curriculum. A business advocate who claims to have influenced Tony Abbott's anti-carbon-tax campaign.

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Brisbane Live At Work: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Brisbane Live At Work: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Brisbane Live At Work

Brisbane Live At Work: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Brough cleared of council interference

Mal Brough

Daniel Hurst Former Howard government minister Mal Brough will not face any charges over official misconduct allegations involving the Sunshine Coast Regional Council election.

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Slipper seeks to justify defection in open letter

Slipper

Bridie Jabour House of Representatives' Speaker Peter Slipper has written an open letter to his constituents, seeking to justify his defection from the LNP to take up the federal parliamentary role.

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Bligh wary on Slipper decision

Bligh, Slipper

Kym Agius Queensland premier Anna Bligh says it is yet to be seen if the federal government made the right decision to elevate Peter Slipper to the Speaker of parliament.

Slipper planned election stir, LNP claims

Slipper

Daniel Hurst Queensland's Liberal National Party has accused defector Peter Slipper of having planned to quit the party during the upcoming state election campaign to cause a major distraction.

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Rudd denies kingmaker's role

Kevin Rudd

Tony Moore Former prime minister Kevin Rudd "would have sealed the deal" with new Speaker of the Federal Parliament Peter Slipper, according to Queensland Liberal National Party president Bruce McIver.

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Slipper given temporary reprieve

Peter Slipper

Peter Slipper has been given a temporary reprieve by his party's Queensland executive, which has decided to delay a decision on the Sunshine Coast MP's fate.

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Slipper sticks with the party

Peter Slipper.

Ellen Lutton FEDERAL MP Peter Slipper will stay with the opposition, despite reports he threatened to quit the party and sit on the crossbenches.