Cyclone Yasi, Soldier’s Death, Egypt: Today’s Briefings

Some of today’s political announcements and briefings. [Read more…]


Cyclone Yasi About To Hit: Bligh And Gillard Speak

Cyclone Yasi is about to hit far north Queensland and Premier Anna Bligh and Prime Minister Julia Gillard have spoken at press conferences to offer advice and support to people in the cyclone’s path.

Julia Gillard [Read more…]


Today’s Political Activity

These are today’s briefings from Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and others on Cyclone Yasi. [Read more…]


Flood Levy Debate: Don’t Patronise Me, Neil

The debate over the Gillard government’s flood levy got willing today as the Prime Minister clashed with Neil Mitchell on Melbourne radio station 3AW.

Towards the end of the interview, Gillard and Mitchell clashed over Cabinet support for the levy and oversight of the flood recovery spending. [Read more…]


Flood Levy Details, Fact Sheets and Reaction

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a package of measures including a one-off levy to pay for the flood damage in Queensland and elsewhere. [Read more…]


Queensland Floods: Latest Briefings

These are some of today’s briefings on the Queensland floods. [Read more…]


Queensland Floods: Latest Briefings

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has maintained her media presence over the weekend as the Queensland flood emergency continues.

Bligh announced this morning that the body of a Grantham woman has been identified, bringing to 16 the number of people killed in the Lockyer Valley region. One man has also died in Brisbane. [Read more…]