Archives: Government Relations

Queensland election 2017: What to expect

October 31, 2017

November 2017 is locked in as the date for the next Queensland election. Lock in 31 October 2020 as the date for the following election too, as the 2017 election will be the last time a sitting Premier has the ability to choose the poll date. Before we get started, let us quickly recognise the… Read More

Caretaker conventions: a primer

October 4, 2017

With an election to occur sometime in the next eight months, when it does, the government will enter ‘caretaker mode’ until the election result is clear or, if there is a change of government, until the new government is appointed. Caretaker mode recognises that, with the dissolution of Parliament, the Executive cannot be held accountable… Read More

When Debbie’s done? The challenge of regional rebuilding

March 30, 2017 – By David Everton, Director Government Relations

As harrowing and challenging as Cyclone Debbie has been for the communities of North Queensland, the collective response before, during and in the immediate aftermath cannot be faulted. Admittedly as I write, the post-Debbie deluge is still in full swing. But what is abundantly clear is that due to extreme weather variability, northern  Queensland is… Read More

Is it time for disruption in urban planning?

March 17, 2017 – By David Everton, Director, Government Relations

2017 is a big year for urban planning in Queensland. New Acts, Regulations, Policies and Provisions, Planning Schemes, and Regional Plans will all emerge this year. But how much will stay the same and how much will change? How different will all of these plans really be? Planning is happening all around us, but how… Read More

The lines are being drawn on Queensland’s electoral boundaries

February 20, 2017

In perhaps the most anticipated exercise of drawing lines on a map in recent Queensland history, the Queensland Redistribution Commission is finalising its Proposal for the Redistribution of Queensland’s State Electoral Boundaries.   Originally slated for December 2016, we can now expect its release by late February, 2017.   There will be an increase in… Read More