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...]

Queensland as pivotal as ever

NICHOLAS McDONALD In the final week of the election campaign, Queensland’s political landscape has become a crucial battleground. On Sunday, Bob Brown warned Labor voters to vote one for Greens in the Senate lest their vote go to Bob Katter’s … [Read more...]

Labor old guard on hand for election push

BENJAMIN SCOTT Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke believes a concerted effort by all Labor Party supporters is needed for Labor to retain government. Speaking at an event in Beenleigh in support of Labor Party candidates Peter Beattie (Forde) and … [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...]