By Cristy on May 25, 2013
[My Constitutional Law is rusty and so this is an attempt to start a conversation, not to make a definite argument on this issue. I really welcome thoughtful debate.] The NSW government has recently issued new ‘Principles for Funding of [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on April 26, 2013
Populist politics often feed off perceptions of geo-spatial neglect, intertwined with class grievances (from classes that are not conscious of being such). Hence the Hanson phenomenon, largely confined to outer metropolitan and regional (not really rural) districts of Queensland, itself [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on April 2, 2013
Last night’s Four Corners focused on Coal Seam Gas, moving between the stories of farmers and claims by a whistleblower that the governance process for the approval of Santos and QGC projects by the Queensland Government in 2010 was flawed. [...]
By Brian on March 22, 2013
John Davidson who comments as John D has been interested for some time in alternative electoral systems. Stimulated by discussion on Mark’s recent thread John has fine-tuned a system he has been working on. There’s a lot to like about [...]
By Guest Poster on March 12, 2013
A guest post by Brisbane-based writer, urbanist, planner and researcher Linda Carroli on the South East Queensland review of bus services, previously discussed on LP in comments here. (Cross-posted from placeblog) Yesterday I read about the State Government’s review of [...]
By Mark Bahnisch on March 11, 2013
Last week in Crikey I argued Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg’s privatisation push foreshadowed the Newman government’s embrace of the recommendations of the Costello Audit. There’s no doubt that privatisation is unpopular, and rightly so.
Posted in Federal Elections, Government, Policy, Politics, Politics of the Election, Queensland, State & Territory Elections | Tagged Federal Election 2013, infrastructure, privatisation | 10 Responses
By Mark Bahnisch on March 10, 2013
As everyone who followed Larvatus Prodeo knows, we decided in April last year to sound the Last Post.
But, prompted by some urgings on Twitter, we have resolved that we can’t let an election year go past without blogging. So …
By Mark Bahnisch on April 10, 2012
As of today, Larvatus Prodeo will cease publishing: the blog began to wend its way through the online world on March 17, 2005, so it’s a very old beast in internet years. We collectively feel seven years is enough.
By Robert Merkel on March 29, 2012
In Brian’s wrap of the Queensland election, he observed that “competence” was a factor in the election loss. I’d like to pick apart this notion of “competence” a bit.
By Brian on March 27, 2012
We’ve reached 400 on the other thread and I’m not sure we are done yet. Any way I wanted to make a rather long comment. To me there were three general factors and three specific ones. The first general one [...]
By tigtog on March 24, 2012
The polls will be closing shortly. The expected result, as no doubt everybody knows by now, is a massive swing to the LNP with only an ignominious rump left for Labor.