Annastacia Palaszczuk Responds to ‘Extortion’ Accusation – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol

On Sunday ABC Insiders, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s accusation was re-aired that the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was engaging in holding the federal government to ‘ransom’, ‘extortion’ and ‘shakedown politics’ by asking the Commonwealth for more support for the national hospital system as the country neared its covid-19 vaccination targets. David Crowe supported the government […]

The Celebrity Journalist Narrative of Queensland’s Border – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

As former federal member for New England Tony Windsor well put it recently, celebrity journalists dislike Twitter because they can’t control the narrative. The Queensland Pfizer and vaccine hesitancy conspiracy theory One such example is the perpetual story that Queenslanders and Western Australians are laggers in the covid-19 vaccination rollout and that they have now […]

PMO Backgrounds Against Political Opponents – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Backgrounding against the Palaszczuk Government prior to the state election A hot microphone at a press conference in Queensland on Friday, September 4, 2020 exposed just how the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) attempts to influence journalists against their political enemies. Nine News Queensland journalist, Lane Calcutt, confirmed he was not relaying the PMO questions they […]

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young Granted Extraordinary Powers – @Qldaah #qldpol

Misunderstood by many media commentators & some politicians is the declaration of a public health emergency such as for covid-19. In Queensland this grants extraordinary powers to the Chief Health Officer (CHO), Dr Jeannette Young. “During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to […]

Queensland Criticised For Doing Well – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

What Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk actually said about the covid-19 national plan this week. The Australian has accused the Queensland premier of ruining holiday plans reporting that she had said, “lifting border restrictions even after vaccine coverage reaches 80 per cent would be a “backward” step.” However, Thursday’s press conference didn’t exactly pan out like […]

‘Business as usual’ killing communities: Border Doctors’ letter to #IndiVotes and #FarrerVotes

A group of medical practitioners known as Border Doctors have made a direct call for funding to end metropolitan/regional health disparities in the communities of the NSW-Victorian border electorates of Farrer and Indi. The doctors signing this letter believe that we need fundamental change in the way health resources are distributed. Medicare spending and state […]

Tripartisan #Auspol launch of #ClimateHealthStrategy in Canberra reports @takvera

In a rare note of tripartisan support, Liberal, Labor and Greens politicians were all present at the launch of the ground breaking National Strategy on Climate and Health and Well-being for Australia by the Climate and Health Alliance. The world’s first health and climate framework policy initiative has been in development for over a year […]

Photo Gallery: Melburnians #marchforscience by @takvera

Police were predicting 400 people might turn up, instead up to 5000 scientists and science supporters rallied and marched through Melbourne streets as part of the global #marchforscience rallies organized in about 600 cities and towns around the world. Australia’s scientists have already felt Federal budget cuts for science research and funding for the CSIRO […]

Vote on policy? Western Australian Election Scorecards for #WAVotes #WApol compiled by @takvera

Western Australian voters go to the polls this Saturday on March 11. There is the smell of change in the air, and in the polls. Liberal Party Premier Colin Barnett has had two terms in government since 2008 and is seeking a third term. Even so, the Labor Opposition lead by Mark McGowan needs a […]

“#Heatwave is nothing short of horrifying” says climate scientist reports @takvera

“This developing heatwave is nothing short of horrifying” said climate scientist Sarah Perkin-Kirkpatrick. “Much of eastern Australia has seen heatwave after heatwave this summer, with some seasonal records already broken by the start of February. Night-time temperatures have been too hot for adequate sleep and daytime temperatures have been searing.” Sarah Perkin-Kirkpatrick is a climate […]