Part 7 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Ongoing coverage of the Australian election campaign for 2016.

Part 7 of Australian election coverage 2016

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Snapchat Saturday.
The votes stop here.
One leader show.
Best laid plans.
Jobs for the girls.
The Qld Weekly - No Fibs
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(June 11, 2016) Day 35 – Snapchat Saturday

Mal signs up for Snapchat

ABC News - Politicians take to Snapchat to win over young voters.
ABC News – Politicians take to Snapchat to win over young voters.

Brothel owner quits Liberal Party

Great Barrier Reef

Mal in Nambour

  • Fergus Hunter reported, “Things get testy between a local Sunshine Coast Green and the Turnbull camp. “Who pays for your dole?” asked Senator James McGrath. “How are you going to fund it?” a Turnbull staffer fired at her when she complained about hospital cuts.”

Longman votes update

Domestic violence

Grey votes update

Final list of candidates

Politicians sing opera

ABC FM - Politicians sing opera by ABC FM.
ABC FM – Politicians sing opera by ABC FM.
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(June 10, 2016) Day 34 – The votes stop here

Climate change

The Liberal Party’s Parakeelia laundering scheme

Parakeelia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned entity of the Liberal Party with federal party director Tony Nutt and party president Richard Alston as directors. The company was established in 1989 by the then Liberal Party treasurer, Ron Walker and shares the same address in Canberra as the headquarters of the federal Liberal party.

It makes & sells a piece of software called Feedback which MPs and senators purchase for $2,500 using their taxpayer funded office allowance. This allows the party to collate constituent details, requests, issues, etc. The company then makes large yearly donations back to the Liberal Party, effectively laundering taxpayer money. A search of the Australian Electoral Commission shows donor records dating back to 1998-99.

On ABC 730, former Liberal MP for Tangney, Dennis Jensen said, “There was a very clear understanding there’s Feedback training provided to staff members and basically the training is to use it as a database politically rather than to assist constituents. Indeed the instruction given by Feedback trainers is that if there’s not a vote in it, don’t do it.”

ABC The Drum - Former Arthur Sinodinos advisor John Adams says Parakeelia scheme is money laundering.
ABC The Drum – Former Arthur Sinodinos advisor John Adams says Parakeelia scheme is money laundering.
ABC 730 - Parakeelia and the shocking abuse of taxpayer money by the Liberal Party.
ABC 730 – Parakeelia and the shocking abuse of taxpayer money by the Liberal Party.

Lindsay votes update

Zombie politics

ABC News - Return to surplus, the sequel: Labor & Coalition argue over the budget zombies.
ABC News – Return to surplus, the sequel: Labor & Coalition argue over the budget zombies.

Battlefield Qld – Herbert votes update

7 News Qld - Johnathan Thurston says, "we need the federal government to stand up."
7 News Qld – Johnathan Thurston says, “we need the federal government to stand up.”
9 News Brisbane: Johnathan Thurston believes Townsville Stadium will restore regional confidence.
9 News Brisbane: Johnathan Thurston believes Townsville Stadium will restore regional confidence.
ABC News - Battlefield Qld: Labor fighting to take the seat of Herbert from Ewen Jones.
ABC News – Battlefield Qld: Labor fighting to take the seat of Herbert from Ewen Jones.

Pauline Hanson and James Ashby

9 News Brisbane - "Pauline is crap, send her back!": Pauline Hanson meets more resistance.
9 News Brisbane – “Pauline is crap, send her back!”: Pauline Hanson meets more resistance.

So last year

Poll positions

ABC News 24 - Poll positions: Antony Green on the 2016 election ballot draw.
ABC News 24 – Poll positions: Antony Green on the 2016 election ballot draw.

Politics and the ADF don’t mix

ABC News - Brisbane Labor candidate Pat O'Neill to take down billboards .
ABC News – Brisbane Labor candidate Pat O’Neill to take down billboards .

Oakeshott comeback

‘Piss off’, says Barnaby

Prime Minister of Tasmania, Tony Abbott

The Mercury still believes Tony Abbott is the prime minister.

The Mercury - Leaders Lend Hand, June 10, 2016.
The Mercury – Leaders Lend Hand, June 10, 2016.
The Mercury - Leaders Lend Hand, June 10, 2016.
The Mercury – Leaders Lend Hand, June 10, 2016.

Budget repair and tightening up tax benefit part A

ABC News - Labor will lower family tax part A for households over $100k.
ABC News – Labor will lower family tax part A for households over $100k.
ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison says budget balance is like a trip from Melbourne to Sydney.
ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison says budget balance is like a trip from Melbourne to Sydney.

Scott Morrison theory of black holes

ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison espouses that black holes can be filled.
ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison espouses that black holes can be filled.

Scott Morrison likes the Cronulla Sharks

ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison is very confident of the performance of the Cronulla Sharks in 2016.
ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison is very confident of the performance of the Cronulla Sharks in 2016.

Cartoons

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(June 9, 2016) Day 33 – One leader show

Donations

Battlefield Queensland – Capricornia votes update

ABC News Qld - Voters in Moranbah in Capricornia hope politicians are listening
ABC News Qld – Voters in Moranbah in Capricornia hope politicians are listening

Bill Shorten goes it alone on People’s Forum

Sky News - One leader show: Bill Shorten goes it alone in Brisbane debate.
Sky News – One leader show: Bill Shorten goes it alone in Brisbane debate.

‘More chicks’

Trolln’ on the Great Barrier Reef

Foreign policy debate

Arthur doesn’t know (again)

  • Tom McIlroy reported, “Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos said he doesn’t know if taxpayer funds have been paid to a private company controlled by Liberal Party bosses, which in turn transferred $500,000 to the Coalition.”: Arthur Sinodinos ‘doesn’t know’ if taxpayer cash goes to Liberal donor Parakeelia.
  • From 2007, David Marr reported, “DESPITE assurances that he had broken all links with the Liberal Party, Fairfax Media chairman Ron Walker remains the principal shareholder in a software company operated by the party. Parakeelia Pty Ltd was set up in 1989 shortly after Mr Walker became Liberal Party treasurer. For the past decade the company has been developing and selling controversial Feedback software that allows MPs to collate and store information on their constituents.”: Walker linked to Liberal company.
Sky News - Liberal Party associated Parakeelia has as its directors Liberal Party federal director Tony Nutt and president Richard Alston. The company makes large donations back to the Liberal Party. Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos says it is a legitimate use of taxpayer funds for his office.
Sky News – Liberal Party associated Parakeelia has as its directors Liberal Party federal director Tony Nutt and president Richard Alston. The company makes large donations back to the Liberal Party. Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos says it is a legitimate use of taxpayer funds for his office.

Turnbull Government expenditure to fall

ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison says a returned Turnbull Government will reduce expenditure as a share of the economy from 25.8% to 25.2%.
ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison says a returned Turnbull Government will reduce expenditure as a share of the economy from 25.8% to 25.2%.

Poo throwing

Multinational tax avoidance

Bill in Tasmania

Ten News: Both leaders flew to Tasmania to survey the flood damage.
Ten News: Both leaders flew to Tasmania to survey the flood damage.

Mal in Tasmania

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull says any one storm cannot be attributed to global warming but mitigation measures need to be reviewed after significant events.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull says any one storm cannot be attributed to global warming but mitigation measures need to be reviewed after significant events.
ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull won't answer as to why he rejected Bill Shorten's offer to visit Tasmanian communities impacted by extreme weather and flooding..
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull won’t answer as to why he rejected Bill Shorten’s offer to visit Tasmanian communities impacted by extreme weather and flooding..
ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull saved from funding questions over Cradle Mountain by minders and his jacket.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull saved from funding questions over Cradle Mountain by minders and his jacket.

Andrew Hastie – Canning votes update

ABC News - Andrew Hastie doesn't take orders from the military.
ABC News – Andrew Hastie doesn’t take orders from the military.
ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull doesn't want to answer questions on Canning MP Andrew Hastie.
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t want to answer questions on Canning MP Andrew Hastie.

Childcare

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(June 8, 2016) Day 32 – The best laid plans

Greg Hunt attempts to Twitter battle Ellen DeGeneres

Leaders’ debate

ABC News 24: The Facebook leaders' debate will reach a whole new and broader audience than Sky News.
ABC News 24: The Facebook leaders’ debate will reach a whole new and broader audience than Sky News.

Bank inquiry

Labor’s ten year plan

ABC News 24 - Scott Morrison responds to Labor plan with Derek Zoolander & Taylor Swift.
ABC News 24 – Scott Morrison responds to Labor plan with Derek Zoolander & Taylor Swift.

ABC News: "You can see the pigs fly": Mathias Cormann attempts humour.
ABC News: “You can see the pigs fly”: Mathias Cormann attempts humour.
ABC News 24: Bill Shorten lists education, Medicare, regional engagement, small business, transport, employment and climate change for Labor’s 10 year plan for Australia.
ABC News 24: Bill Shorten lists education, Medicare, regional engagement, small business, transport, employment and climate change for Labor’s 10 year plan for Australia.
ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull says 'jobs and growth' to Labor's 10 year plan.
ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull says ‘jobs and growth’ to Labor’s 10 year plan.

Peter Dutton, the MP that wasn’t there

Kennedy votes update

ABC News: Both LNP and Labor are seeking to unseat Bob Katter in Qld electorate of Kennedy.
ABC News: Both LNP and Labor are seeking to unseat Bob Katter in Qld electorate of Kennedy.

Bronwyn Bishop laments

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(June 7, 2016) Day 31 – Jobs for the girls

 Ironing out the election

George Christensen withdraws donation offer

Avoiding the questions

Higgins votes update

Great Barrier Reef degradation

Rate rigging

  • James Eyers reported, “The corporate regulator has launched legal action against National Australia Bank for allegedly manipulating the bank bill swap rate (BBSW) 50 times. NAB said it would fight the case.”: NAB sued by ASIC over rate rigging.

Young Liberals Black Ops

Workplace changes

ABC News 24 - Malcolm Turnbull says he will amend the Fairwork Act because unions are dominating volunteer organisations..
ABC News 24 – Malcolm Turnbull says he will amend the Fairwork Act because unions are dominating volunteer organisations..

Debating the debate

ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull wants a Facebook & Newscorp online debate instead of the usual face-to-face format.
ABC News 24: Malcolm Turnbull wants a Facebook & Newscorp online debate instead of the usual face-to-face format.

Mal in Picton

ABC News 24: "This was a storm, a cloud": Malcolm Turnbull explains the Picton extreme weather event.
ABC News 24: “This was a storm, a cloud”: Malcolm Turnbull explains the Picton extreme weather event.

The John Howard walk returns

Cartoons

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