Archives: queensland

Caretaker conventions: a primer

October 4, 2017 – By David Everton, Director, Government Relations

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

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

New Ministerial Arrangements

February 10, 2017

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced new appointments brought about by the resignation of Stirling Hinchliffe from Cabinet.   Cabinet welcomes first-time Minister, Mark Furner, Member for Ferny Grove into the role of Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.   The appointments are as follows: Jackie Trad (Member… Read More

Your A to Z of the Queensland Ministry

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

If your new year’s resolution was to memorise every current Minister in Queensland, we’re here to help. The Government and Public Affairs team at Rowland have prepared a list of all the current Ministers and their portfolios on a single page and it is available to download here. There have been no changes since last… Read More

Where to for SEQ?

October 28, 2016 – By David Everton

Summer is coming, along with the usual internal monologue: “Perhaps I shouldn’t have had that piece of cake, slice of pizza or second bottle of wine.” Ok, hopefully not the last one. When it comes time to shape ourselves up for summer and rock that beach body, aspirational thoughts help. Significant behavioural change and effort… Read More

Is your business resilient? Ask yourself these 5 questions

October 26, 2016 – By Melissa Kaplan, Director of Digital and Innovation

Meteorologists have predicted a highly active storm season in Queensland for 2016/2017 with increased risk of damaging thunderstorms, rain, and cyclones. In a Deloitte report published in 2015 from the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities, it stated that the total costs of disasters will rise to an average of $33 billion… Read More

Political Update: The state of politics in Queensland

October 25, 2016

What does the current political state of Queensland mean for your business? Attend our FREE seminar with Rowland’s Strategic Advisor Hon. John Mickel and learn what the next 12 months holds for Queensland politics. Numbers are limited to 15 guests per session so please book at your earliest convenience. Click here to book your place… Read More