Daniel Hurst covers federal politics, focusing on education, employment and workplace relations.
Daniel Hurst Long-serving rural Queensland MP Ray Hopper says he defected from the Liberal National Party because his conscience would not allow him to serve under the Newman government's leadership.
Daniel Hurst The Newman government has cleared the way for 12-storey buildings in part of West End opposite Toowong by ticking off on changes to the local plan.
Daniel Hurst The Newman government has set itself a higher hurdle as it tries to get Queensland's finances back to surplus, focusing on a budget measure largely ignored by other state treasurers.
Daniel Hurst Analysis of union claims that Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has broken election promises over his plans for the public service.
Daniel Hurst They both spoke about "hope" for the future. But if Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman were hoping to win over punters at their first face-to-face debate today, they were sadly mistaken.
Daniel Hurst A former senior Queensland Transport Department official has been accused of having had improper links to a consultancy firm that worked on projects for the government.
Daniel Hurst Three engineers face potential criminal charges and threat of the "largest'' class action in Australian looms in the aftermath of long-awaited report from the $15 million flood inquiry.
Daniel Hurst Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has lost his first minister less than a month after being elected, with David Gibson quitting as police minister amid claims he was caught driving unlicensed.
Daniel Hurst Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has cut short her holiday leave as authorities scramble to deal with the state's flooding emergency.
Daniel Hurst The text message lobbed in at 5.30am: "I think you should come home."