The man who would be king

LUCINDA KENT It is sweaty, dark and loud in a crowded upstairs room in Brisbane’s confusingly-titled Melbourne Hotel on an unseasonably warm September night.Lithe young things clutching their iPhones in one hand and their vodka, lime and sodas in the … [Read more...]

Beattie returns to play politics

SARAH ROHWEDER Australian politics has taken a step back in time with the return of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Mr Beattie would run for the seat of Forde, replacing pre-selected Labor … [Read more...]