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Queensland independent and minor party MPs band together against LNP's lease of assets plan — Updated October 16, 2014 10:20:31 Independent and minor party MPs in Queensland hope to use the balance of power next year to prevent the lease of assets.

Queensland Liberal National Party endorse Treasurer Tim Nicholls' $37 billion asset leasing plan — Updated October 07, 2014 19:12:14 The Liberal National Party (LNP) Cabinet and party room have unanimously endorsed Treasurer Tim Nicholls' multi-billion-dollar plan to lease some government-owned ports and power assets. Mr Nicholls said his final Strong Choices plan was expected to yield $37 billion and create 25,000 jobs.

Asset privatisation: Union protesters rally outside cabinet meeting on port and power assets — Updated October 07, 2014 11:41:50 Union protesters are voicing their opposition to asset privatisation as the Queensland Cabinet discusses the issue in Brisbane. The final version of the Government's $37 billion Strong Choices program is being discussed in Cabinet ahead of a special meeting of all LNP MPs this afternoon.

Bruce Flegg says LNP does not believe Campbell Newman can win his seat of Ashgrove — Dumped Queensland MP Bruce Flegg has hit out at faceless people within the LNP, saying the party hierarchy has lost confidence in Premier Campbell Newman retaining his seat at next year's state election. The LNP state executive today blocked Dr Flegg from standing again for the party in the seat of Moggill at next year's election.

GoPro is gearing up to share more of its users' videos — For years, thrill seekers have worn GoPro video cameras to capture hair-raising skydiving, motorcycle racing and snowboarding footage from a first-person point of view. They've documented up-close and personal encounters with wildlife, even mounting the cameras on the back of a surfing pig and on the beak of a pelican learning to fly.

Former Queensland MPs have pay, travel entitlements cut under independent tribunal — Updated September 30, 2014 14:38:33 Queensland taxpayers will save hundreds of thousands of dollars when severance pay and travel entitlements for former State MPs are cut. A 45-page determination into MP entitlements handed down today by the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal has ruled that all commercial air travel and rail travel entitlements for former MPs and spouses will end in 2018.

Netflix struggles to win over skeptics in film-loving France — As Netflix has spread its video streaming services around the globe, the company's been met with curiosity, skepticism and, at times, indifference. But none of the Silicon Valley giant's adventures abroad generated the mix of fear and anxiety that it has stirred in film-loving France before its launch this month.

Ekka plans: RNA unveils next stage of 10-year Brisbane Showgrounds redevelopment — Posted September 23, 2014 16:00:20 A new residential and entertainment hub is to be built alongside Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds and incorporated into the annual Royal Queensland Show. Plans have been released for the second phase of the RNA precinct's $2.9-billion redevelopment, including a cafe and food strip called King Street.

No terrorism link to probe into issuing of fake drivers' licences, Premier Campbell Newman says — Posted September 22, 2014 17:34:36 A yearlong investigation into a former public servant who allegedly issued fake licences for $1,000 each had nothing to do with terrorism, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said.

Brisbane train station bins sealed shut amid 'above moderate' threat level — Posted September 16, 2014 07:23:44 Rubbish bins have been welded shut at some Brisbane train stations after the country's terrorism threat level was raised to "above moderate". Queensland Rail said increased security measures around Brisbane transport hot-spots would remain in place indefinitely.
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Oct 25, 2014

RT @Royals: .@SalvadorPerez15 makes it a 4-run inning! His two-out RBI single gives Kansas City a 4-1 lead, still batting in the 3rd! #Royals

Oct 25, 2014

#Royals use a pair of infield hits to tie game! @TheRealHos35 collects the RBI, with a slow roller to first! #TakeTheCrown#WorldSeries

Oct 24, 2014

@shribr @VentureBeat Amazon bombed out of the gate with fire phone like MSFT bombed out of the gate with the Surface.

Oct 24, 2014

Twitter launches Fabric. This peace offering to developers was so necessary because Twitter is failing so badly…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ednaks: .@OA_Button gets expanded features to help users find free scholarly research (@obrien |… #edtech #edchat

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