Tag Archives: Campbell Newman

Queensland Literary Awards

As many of you know, new Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has scrapped the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. In response, the private and charitable sector (as one would expect) has swung into action. Now, there are all sorts of arguments both for and against state-sponsored literary awards, some of which I canvassed in my post on […]

Your merit good is not meritorious, therefore it has been cancelled

Instead of doing, you know, actual work last night (how do I hate thee HMRC, let me count the ways), I spent quite a bit of the evening reading articles and responding to the news that new Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has cancelled (I’m not sure if that’s the right word, but never mind) the […]