Rachel Nolan was a member of the Queensland parliament from 2001 to 2012 and minister for transport, then finance, natural resources and the arts.
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Labor’s love lost
Which hill is Labor’s light on again?
Running from Responsibility: Abbott and the States
In politics one of the cheapest and most cynical things you can do is to stand far away from the scene of the crime – to leave the country while your deputy delivers bad news, to let underlings do the sackings, to pretend core responsibilities have …
A certain kind of conformity
The conversation about mental health that Australia has to have
Men of a certain age
What is the cost of propping up Tony Abbott's favourite minority?
Peter Greste needs help
The Australian journalist Peter Greste last night called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to do more to assist him in his desperate request to be released from prison in Egypt. It is a call the prime minister would do well to heed.
The situation Mr …
What it’s like to be a woman in politics
When I reflect both on my own long experience and on what I have seen and read, I conclude that the fundamental problem women leaders face is one of legitimacy.
Julia Gillard has asked the nation to reflect quietly on the impact …
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