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Monday, February 16, 2009

Anna Bligh launches 2009 Qld ALP election campaign ...

Launched 14 February 2009

Premier Anna Bligh looked outside the "Smart State" when developing her official election campaign website which was designed in the southern states.

The anna4qld site - which is emblazoned on every page with the slogan "Protecting Queensland Jobs" - was developed by the Melbourne-based DTDigital and the Sydney-based Lawrence Creative Strategy.

See - Courier Mail - Anna Bligh's election website not Queensland-made.

Silly mistake ...

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Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

From Anna's website:

Here are just some of the things Labor has delivered for Western Queensland:

* Upgraded the Burke Development Road to Burke & Wills Junction - $28 million;
* Replaced the Gilbert River Bridge - $10 million;
* Upgraded the Barkly Highway between Mt Isa and Camooweal - $218 million;
* Upgraded facilities at Buchanan Park;
* Recruited an additional 34 nurses and 5 other health workers since 2005 under the Health Action Plan;
* Provided an extra 16 teachers.

Provided 34 nurses and 16 teachers for Western Qld. Wow!

12:50 PM, February 16, 2009

Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

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1:05 PM, February 16, 2009

Anonymous newswatch said...

The Australian:

Bligh takes first steps to poll

16 February 2009

Queensland could be heading into a election campaign as early as tomorrow, with Premier Anna Bligh and her party clearing the decks for a poll.

The Queensland ALP yesterday launched a website, Anna4qld, mainly an election campaign tool, while two long-serving Labor MPs retired to allow the party to get candidates ready.

Ms Bligh repeatedly refused to comment on election speculation yesterday, but her actions were those of a politician on the election trail.

Clad in a stylish dress made by a local Brisbane designer, Ms Bligh launched the website while surrounded by T-shirt-wearing Young Labor folk at a funky waterside cafe in Brisbane.

"Other people can speculate about elections," Ms Bligh said.

"I'm not going to speculate about it. I've made my position clear. Nothing's changed."

Under Queensland electoral law, the minimum period of time required to call an election is 26 days, so if Ms Bligh wants an election on March 14, tomorrow would be the final day it could be called.

If an election is not called tomorrow, then the ALP's next window of opportunity would be in two weeks for a March 28 election, which would allow the Queensland Parliament to be recalled next week. The election must be called by September.

While party sources were yesterday still vague about the election date, the ALP would have concerns about possible continuing strike action by train drivers and having the latest unemployment figures announced in early March. The central election theme is shaping as who is best to run the Queensland economy in tough times and the fact that the state's unemployment rate rose from 3.9 per cent in December to 4.4 per cent last month, the biggest rise of any state. The Queensland Treasury expects further rises over the next few months, with an unemployment rate of at least 5 per cent by June, as the state's mining industry

in particular is being hit hard by the global economic downturn.

The two MPs who resigned yesterday were Mike Reynolds, the parliamentary speaker, who has been a state MP since 1998, and backbencher Gary Fenlon, who has been in parliament since 1989 but has never risen higher than parliamentary secretary.

The Queensland ALP executive will meet today to decide how to preselect new candidates for these seats, but it is highly likely that they will be centrally pre-selected by the party machine with little local input.

The approach of the Queensland election comes amid speculation about whether Kevin Rudd might seek an early election to refresh his electoral mandate.

Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner said yesterday an early poll was the last thing on his mind.

"We are literally one year and three months into our term," Mr Tanner told the Ten Network's Meet the Press program.

"People in these circumstances expect us to govern, deal with the crisis we've been presented with."

Under the Constitution, the Prime Minister can call a House of Representatives election at any time but cannot call one in conjunction with a half-Senate poll before August 2010.

He could, however, seek a double dissolution. This would require Senate rejection of a piece of legislation, which would then lie on the table for three months before being again considered.

If rejected again, Mr Rudd could seek the dissolution of both houses. Given the timing involved, no such election could possibly occur before the second half of this year.

1:19 PM, February 16, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to this website I am now a supporter of the Premier - I asked the question how she could appoint her partner or husband to a top paying government job without due merit process - I probably do not expect an answer - but to be made a supporter in the follow -up email really makes me feel good

8:00 PM, February 17, 2009


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