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Mark Solomons is an investigative journalist for Brisbane Times.

Labor candidate steps away from council job amid outsourcing controversy
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Labor candidate steps away from council job amid outsourcing controversy

Corinne Mulholland has been closely associated with a controversial outsourcing deal now the subject of an investigation by Queensland’s anti-corruption watchdog.

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Moreton Bay council secretly helped mayor’s donor win $20 million deal
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Moreton Bay council secretly helped mayor’s donor win $20 million deal

Australia’s third-largest local government handed outsourced council work to one of the mayor’s political donors without a tender. Now, council insiders are raising questions about how the original deal was reached and whether some councillors were left in the dark.

  • by Mark Solomons
Former Speaker slams Labor Senate preselection

Former Speaker slams Labor Senate preselection

Labor's Left faction is in turmoil in Queensland ahead of this weekend's state conference, with union heavyweights accused of a 'fait accompli' in selecting its next Senator

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Pisasale made council staffer cop speeding ticket to save friend
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Pisasale made council staffer cop speeding ticket to save friend

Former Ipswich mayor allegedly took local businesswoman on an interstate 'getaway' when she got caught speeding

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Ipswich councillors 'met in secret to evade CCC'

Ipswich councillors 'met in secret to evade CCC'

Councillors allegedly began using a messaging app to communicate after the state government signaled it wanted to sack them all

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CCC launches corruption probe into Moreton Bay Regional Council
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CCC launches corruption probe into Moreton Bay Regional Council

The latest CCC probe means councils representing 1.5 million south-east Queenslanders are now the subject of corruption investigations.

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Boss of spy shop chain charged with drug and weapon offences
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Boss of spy shop chain charged with drug and weapon offences

The co-owner of a retail chain that sells spy gadgets and installs and maintains alarm systems is facing a string of serious charges.

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LGAQ defends Ipswich City Council as details of $5 million deal emerge
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LGAQ defends Ipswich City Council as details of $5 million deal emerge

The lobby group for Queensland's 77 councils, which says sacking councillors is "blatantly unfair", signed a lucrative deal with Ipswich last year

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Suspected links between outlaw motorcycle clubs and armed forces under investigation
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Suspected links between outlaw motorcycle clubs and armed forces under investigation

The Australian Defence Force is probing suspected links between up to 50 active personnel across all three services and outlaw bikie clubs across Australia as part of a service-wide crackdown.

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Streets paved with gold: Ipswich and its $12 million income-producing footpaths
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Streets paved with gold: Ipswich and its $12 million income-producing footpaths

The Bligh Government was warned officially about "irregular accounting" at Ipswich City Council 10 years ago but did not act.

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Sacked Logan council chief to fight on to get job back

Sacked Logan council chief to fight on to get job back

The Supreme Court has dismissed Sharon Kelsey's application for temporary reinstatement, which had earlier been allowed by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

  • by Mark Solomons