March 25, 2009 | Graham

Congratulations to our new great and powerful friends

Anna Bligh has just announced her cabinet, and contrary to my expectations it is fairly adventurous. No appointment is probably more adventurous than the appointment of my new local MLA, Cameron Dick. It’s very rare for a parliamentarian to be elevated straight to the ministry.
Not only is Cameron my local MP, but I discovered when I met him (along with his brother Milton Dick, Councillor for Richlands and former State Secretary of the Queensland ALP) that he’s a keen reader of On Line Opinion. Cameron is the new Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations.
Another member and reader on the fast-track is Stirling Hinchliffe who becomes the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning.
We also have three clients for our websites in the cabinet. Paul Lucas, who apart from being Deputry Premier has been given the hospital pass of health; Geoff Wilson, former mines minister is now responsible for Education and Training; and Jan Jarratt, who miraculously received a swing of over 3% to her in the last election, is a new parliamentary secretary.
While we’re drawing attention to friends and clients who’ve done well out of the last election we should also mention Phil Weightman, who looks like he will be the former member for Cleveland at the moment. He started-off with one of the most marginal Labor seats on a margin of 1.3% and looks like he might lose by around 120 votes.

Posted by Graham at 6:41 am | Comments (5) |
Filed under: Australian Politics


  1. Ah nothing like having friends in high places,well done to Bligh, now all I want her to do is dump the silly AFL stadium promise, let the AFL pay for it them selves

    Comment by John Ryan — March 25, 2009 @ 10:29 am

  2. Yet another client on the way up Graham?

    Comment by Steve — April 2, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

  3. Ex-client

    Comment by Graham Young — April 2, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

  4. “ex-client”
    ooohhh. Sounds like tension to me!
    Do tell…

    Comment by Steve — April 3, 2009 @ 10:15 am

  5. Nothing much to tell. People change their web design companies from time to time. JP’s an ex-client. Saw him at a concert the other night not long before the election and had quite an amicable chat. Hope he succeeds as Opposition Leader.
    The only benefit that I can see from the new party is that it allowed the talent, which was mostly locked in the smaller party, to rise to the top. But that is a significant benefit.

    Comment by Graham Young — April 3, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

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