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Queensland’s first female Premier (10th anniversary)

On September 13, 2007, Anna Bligh, member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of South Brisbane and Deputy Premier was sworn in as the 37th Premier of Queensland, following the retirement of longstanding Labor Premier Peter Beattie. In the 2009 state election she was elected in her own right after leading the Labor Party... Read more

How to get a nice, highly paid job in a bank

In the last week or so, two former state premiers, Anna Bligh and Mike Baird have been appointed to highly paid jobs in the banking sector. In both cases there was some peripheral controversy. In Bligh’s case, some Liberals, including Scott Morrison, apparently felt that such jobs should be reserved for their side of politics. […]

Not trash but treasure! Giving voice to political ephemera

Guest blogger, Lorann Downer, John Oxley Library Fellow for 2016. A hot pink t shirt from Anna Bligh’s successful 2009 bid to be the first woman elected as Premier and a slightly worn poster from Peter Beattie’s emphatic election win in 2001 – these are the favourites from my personal collection of Queensland political ephemera.... Read more

Isn’t It Wonderful How Politicians Can Tell The Truth After Leaving Parliament. This Analysis Is Surely True And We Should All Learn From It!

This appeared a few days ago:Queensland govt bought wrong IBM product for Health IT: BlighSummary: Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has acknowledged that when the state government partnered with IBM to roll out its new health payroll...Show More Summary

South Brisbane By-election

Labor faces another test in Queensland with a by-election in South Brisbane, the seat of former Premier Anna Bligh.

Bligh’s calumny explodes in her face

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh’s attempt to smear Campbell Newman as corrupt has backfired so badly that he’ll now romp it in Ashgrove, according to the…

Mini-tornado hits Australian city of Townsville

The Australian News reports: Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said she had received ''very distressing'' reports of a ferocious storm that stripped trees of its vegetation and left thousands of homes in three suburbs without power. The Department of Community Safety report …

Not one whit less than Bligh deserves

The Courier Mail’s Des Houghton has had enough of Premier Anna Bligh’s utterly disgraceful muck-rucking and responds in kind:

Newman cleared, Bligh shamed

Yet another attempt by Premier Anna Bligh to smear Campbell Newman turns out to be utterly baseless:

Bligh gets desperate

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh slimes LNP leader Campbell Newman in Parliament over alleged business activities by his exdtended family: “When it happens on your…

Queensland declared disaster zone as floodwaters rise

6 years agoNews : Storyful

Queensland premier Anna Bligh has declared flooded areas a disaster zone as waters continue to rise in parts of the north-western Australian state. Towns in western Queensland were particularly hard hit, including Charleville (above)...Show More Summary

Queensland election called for March 24

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has just announced that the state election, originally intended to be held on March 3, will now be held on March 24. Local Council elections, scheduled for March 31, will be delayed until April or May. [...]

What a dumb idea, Anna

Premier Anna Bligh is going to fix the sclerotic Queensland Health bureaucracu by creating another one.

Anna Bligh abolishes Queensland Health

Yesterday saw one of the boldest moves in Queensland politics for quite some time; Premier Anna Bligh announced that Queensland Health would cease to exist as from July next year,...

Artist named for $1M sculpture commission at GOMA 5th birthday party

6 years agoArts : Artdaily

BRISBANE.- Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has kicked off 5th birthday celebrations for the Gallery of Modern Art by announcing the winner of a $1 million sculpture commission and unveiling a model of the new art work. The Premier also marked the occasion by opening the children?s exhibition ?we miss you magic land,? by Perth artists Pip and Pop. Show More Summary

Why Anna Bligh should apologise to Queenslanders

The first question Anna Bligh must be asked at today’s great debate is : Premier, will you apologise to Queenslanders for leaving the state with…

Is Anna Bligh quitting?

It certainly looks that way as Paul Lucas steps aside for Andrew Fraser, the arrogant young man from Bardon, to become the deputy premier.

Report on scheme for the abatement of floods in the Brisbane River

On Monday 17 January 2011 Queensland Premier Anna Bligh established an independent Commission of Inquiry to examine the state’s recent flood disaster.  Thirty five people, many from Grantham, had lost their lives in the flood which caused immense damage to properties and infrastructure with three quarters of the state declared a disaster zone. On 1 August [...]

Official: V8 Supercar Series coming to Austin in 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Queensland, Australia Premier Anna Bligh celebrate V8 Supercars agreement It's official - Australia's V8 Supercars series is set to bash fenders in Austin, Texas in 2014. The news comes hard on the heels ofShow More Summary

First blood to Newman in Ashgrove

PREMIER Anna Bligh headed out into Brisbane’s northwest suburbs a few weeks ago for a meal and wine at a suburban restaurant.

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