- Carbon tax price hike
- Oddest Olympic events ever!
- The Heiner Affair
- Motel prostitute case paves way for sex workers
- Geoff Gallop: politics, society and self
- Carol's home-grown cold cure
- Prostitute wins right to work from motel
- Is the exclusive 'white picnic' fair?
- RSS Syndicate this blog (XML)
What we're talking about
- Danny Kohut on Dr Carole Hungerford Hi Dr. Carol.I missed most of your segment with Grge carey last week where you spoke about the connection between copper and ... more
- Sarah on Haydn Sargent on 4BC's 80th Hayden was a person that had a huge impact on my life. I will never forget him or his wife, Norma. I wish his family all ... more
- bcaa benefits on PM Rudd defends tax reform A motivating community is just worth statement. I really think you'll must publish more regarding the subject, may well not ... more
- martin on Bankrupt Nick D'Arcy now on Euro ... Give me a break Australia. Toll poppy syndrome alive and well. The guys and girls that busted their guts to represent us, ... more
- Nigel Hall on Bankrupt Nick D'Arcy now on Euro ... Nick Darcy must pay his court penallty to Simon Cowley. Bankruptcy is the cowards way out!!!He should never have been ... more
- d. scott on Carol's home-grown cold cure How do i get Carol's home-grown cold cure more
- lyn Morrow on Carol's home-grown cold cure Wanting Dr Hungerfords flu remedy try to get it from this website but unsuccessful please email in return. Thanks Lyn more
- alex higgins on Fair Go for our veterans I agree with all you've said air vice marshal . keep at them . when i look at our MP.s and pensioners I cannot stop[ ... more
- ANTHONY SMITH on The Heiner Affair I may be wrong in interpreting what Carmody said but I think he has just let the genie out of the bottle. There have been ... more
- Marie on Prostitute wins right to work from motel A sex worker wants to set up shop in a Queensland motel, and there isnâ??t a thing the proprietor can do about it. The sex ... more
- Neil Boulton on Fair Go for our veterans Rather than arguing for your support in the Defence Force fight for fair indexation I will present one fact and let you ... more
- Mike Powell on Fair Go for our veterans Peter Criss seems to be a lone voice crying in the wilderness. The sad fact appears to be that the average Australian ... more
- andy on Motel prostitute case paves way for sex ... So Campbell Newman wants to take the livelyhood away from yet another Queenslander? He's getting pretty good at doing that. ... more
- ShazzR on Carol's home-grown cold cure FAntastic thanks for the alternative to drugs will be using this remedy instead. more
- John Blayney-Murphy on Fair Go for our veterans An utter disgrace by government after government. I have so far been assured by family members (nephews nieces etc) and ... more
- dazza on Fair Go for our veterans DFRDB was 5.5% of pre taxable income for the serviceman. If the serviceman did not complete 20+ years to receive a pension ... more
- margo Hooper on Carol's home-grown cold cure how do you get dr Hungerford flu tips more
- just me on Is the exclusive 'white picnic' fair? An evening of decorum and etiquette? Pretentious? Moi? more
- andy on Prostitute wins right to work from motel How is it the Australian Family Associations, or the hoteliers business what a paying customer does in the privacy of the ... more
- James W on Is the exclusive 'white picnic' fair? lil, your right, it is not the event that has displayed a high level of inconsistency. I will see you there. more
The first phase of this historic and tragic flood was the preparation and the waiting, the second phase was its arrival, the third encompassed the damage and tragedy it left in it’s wake.
The next will be the clean up and the long term re-building and planning of Queensland: its cities, its infrastructure, how it can better live with the whims and force of nature and how better to manage and harness those forces
This is not the job of any single person nor is it the job of any single political party. We all have a role to play.
Over the holiday period I read an excellent book by American historian Dorothy Kearns Goodwin. It tells the story of Abraham Lincoln and how he brought the rivals he beat for the Presidency in 1860 into his cabinet. The book is called “Team of Rivals”.
Abe knew he needed the best brains sitting around the same table to deal with the vast problems his country was confronting .
That thought went through my mind last night.
We do not have enough politicians of quality and talent in one Party to put our state back together again but, between all the parties and incorporating some from outside politics, we do.
Be assured, we have an historic opportunity to make an even BETTER Queensland.
I wonder if Anna Bligh and John Paul Langbroek dare go where Abraham Lincoln did? We did it during the war - and this is going to be a war of sorts.
There is another comparison here. Before the Civil War Lincoln was seen as an amiable man, articulate, dedicated but awkward. Few outside his closest associates thought he could be President and he was the outsider in the field.
Prior to the devastating events in Qld in recent weeks Anna Bligh was perceived (rightly) as a bad Premier leading a dreadful Govt.
She has since emerged as a woman and leader of strength, eloquence, clear-sightedness and empathy with a great love for her state and her people. This has been Anna Bligh absent the party that has become such a millstone around her neck. It has been an extraordinary transformation.
This is not the first time we have seen such things.
Without WW2 Churchill would have disappeared without trace, Harry Truman would’ve been thrown out in 1948. Each rose above their past and public expectations. As did John Curtin.
Anna Bligh has done the same.
What would you rather see? A return to the political rabble that our Govt has become having daily fights with an Opposition looking for every chance to criticize? Or a united Govt headed by Anna Bligh leading an equal number of people (the best) from both sides? Which would be better for our state?
I would envisage a special cabinet position created as Minister for Brisbane which Campbell Neman would hold in association with his current role as Lord Mayor.
As Robert Menzies once said: As in cricket, not all the good players are on the same side.
And right about now we need all the best players we can get.
Fortunately history will show her up to what she really was, as evidenced by the 2012 election wipeout of labor and her antics following this election.mick Wednesday 16 May, 2012 - 1:01 PM
Anna Bligh, maybe you should get the ball rolling. You have captured the confidence of your constituents. There are other things that needs to be attended to.Cary maids Thursday 10 February, 2011 - 1:39 PM
It takes a calamity to unite a nation, a government. This should serve as the catalyst to sit down and work together instead of bickering and finding fault with each other. Hopefully, it will not take another calamity to make the government work together again. There may not be a nation to mend together.Cary maids Sunday 6 February, 2011 - 5:04 PM
Donâ??t know why I am responding Anna Bligh was inspirational she hasnâ??t stopped for days giving a press conference every two hours she has around 85% support from her constituency. It makes me sick to hear about United Government Paul Langbroek best comment was the economy was struggling, hollow we just went through a world wide economical down turn. Bring on Campbell Newman.Greg Monday 17 January, 2011 - 7:20 PM
what i would like to know is were are all the greens gone you now bob brown and co have not heard a word from them have we.barry norwood Monday 17 January, 2011 - 1:12 PM
APART THEY ARE LIKE KIDS SCRAMBLING,
TOGETHER THEY CAN DO IT..!!!Drakos Saturday 15 January, 2011 - 8:32 AM