Campbell Newman

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Campbell Newman

Australian politician and the 38th and current Premier of Queensland since 26 March 2012 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1963.

Countries: Australia (88%), (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John-Paul Langbroek, Liberal National Party of Queensland, Jeff Seeney

Linked to: Launceston Church Grammar School, Liberal National Party of Queensland, Liberal Party of Australia, Royal Military College, Duntroon




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Campbell Newman was born in 1963 add something


"'Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman"' is an Australian politician and the 38th and current Premier of Queensland since 26 March 2012 add something


He joined the Australian Army as a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1981, graduating as a Lieutenant in 1985 add something


His mother, Jocelyn, was a Senator for Tasmania 1986-2002, and a minister in the Howard government add something


By comparison, it had gone into the election holding only six of the capital's 40 seats; Labor had held power mostly on the strength of winning at least 30 seats there in every election since 1989 add something


He spent thirteen years in the army, resigning with the rank of Major in 1993 add something


However, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation elections analyst Antony Green, Newman carried The Gap ward, which contains the bulk of Ashgrove , with 56 percent of the two-party vote in 2004 and almost 70 percent in 2008 add something


However, in the 2004 election a majority of wards returned ALP Councillors, meaning Newman had to work with a Civic Cabinet dominated by his Opposition, and a Labor Deputy Mayor add something


Kevin Newman (politician) - Campbell Newman was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane 2004-11, and was elected Premier of Queensland in March 2012


Bruce Flegg - He was the leader of the state Liberal Party from 2006 to 2007 and served as Minister for Housing and Public Works in the Newman government from April to November 2012


In the 2008 election, the ALP lost at least 6 wards to the Liberal Party, giving the Liberals a majority add something


Since the July 2008 merger of the Queensland Liberals and National Party of Australia , Newman has been a member of the LNP. add something


Newman was selected as one of 25 mayors from across the world shortlisted for the 2010 World Mayor Prize, an online competition aimed at raising the profile of civic leaders add something


She had promised to focus exclusively on recovery in 2011, but was concerned that the LNP's leadership situation could make the cooperation necessary for the recovery effort impossible add something


In March 2011, Newman announced that he would challenge Leader of the Opposition John-Paul Langbroek for the leadership of the LNP. Langbroek resigned, and Newman was elected his successor add something


On 18 March 2011, Nine News Queensland's Spencer Jolly reported that the LNP's organisational wing was engineering a plan to make Newman the leader of the LNP. According to Jolly, party president Bruce McIver was trying to arrange for Bruce Flegg, the former leader of the Queensland Liberals and the MP for Moggill, the only safe LNP seat in Brisbane, to resign his seat add something


"6PM with George Negus" , 22 March 2011 add something


He has been the leader of the liberal-conservative Liberal National Party of Queensland since April 2011, and was the 15th Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 2004 to 2011 add something


On 2 April 2011, Newman was elected as the leader of the LNP. His first act was to announce a new slogan for the LNP, "Can Do Queensland" add something


On 18 July 2011, the CMC announced that the investigation found no evidence to support Fraser's allegations and all parties were cleared add something


Jeff Seeney - In March 2011, successive leader John-Paul Langbroek stood down in favour of Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman


Jeff Seeney - On 22 March 2011, Seeney once again became opposition leader, following the resignation of John-Paul Langbroek from that position in favour of Campbell Newman


Vicky Darling - She was appointed as Minister for the Environment, Resource Management and Climate Change on 22 June 2011, after Kate Jones resigned from cabinet to defend her seat of Ashgrove against Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman


ABC News, 2012-01-28 add something


Although he did not rule out running in the next state election he stated that, for the time being, he was committed to serving out his term as Lord Mayor and running for reelection in 2012 add something


Newman led the LNP to a landslide victory in the 2012 state election, allowing it to form government for the first time in its history add something


The commission assessed three separate matters and finalised its judgement favouring Newman a week before the 2012 election add something


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 January 2012 add something


On 25 January 2012, Bligh announced that a state election would be held in Queensland on 24 March, but that she would not formally ask the Governor to dissolve parliament until 19 February add something


On 3 February 2012, the Brisbane City Council referred to the Crime and Misconduct Commission allegations concerning impropriety on the part of Mr Newman in property a transaction while Lord Mayor add something


On 15 March 2012, the Premier Anna Bligh referred to the CMC material concerning an office in a building owned by interests associated with Newman's family add something


In November 2012, Newman highlighted that his decision not to introduce daylight saving to Queensland, or the south-east of the state, is politically motivated add something


Mark McArdle - After the Liberal National Party's Queensland state election, 2012 at the 2012 State Election, McArdle was appointed as Minister for Energy and Water Supply by Premier Campbell Newman


Michael Caltabiano - Following the landslide Liberal National Party win in the 2012 state election, newly-elected Premier Campbell Newman announced that Caltabiano would be appointed as Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads


In January 2013, Newman announced plans to push for Queensland to allow Optional Preferential Voting in federal elections add something


In October 2013 the Newman government passed new legislation which handed discretionary powers to the state Attorney-General to indefinitely extend the detention of sex offenders The legislation was criticised by the Law Society of Queensland, the Bar Association of Queensland, the Australian Council for Civil Liberties and retired judges add something


Michael Caltabiano - In a statement made on 15 March 2013, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman confirmed he had given Mr Caltibiano notice that his employment would be terminated from March 2015


On July 21 2014, Newman was forced to withdraw the controversial biker laws following a landslide defeat in a by-election in the seat of Stafford and rapidly decaying public approval across the state add something


On July 21, 2014, Newman was forced to withdraw a very small part of the controversial biker laws following a landslide defeat in a by-election in the seat of Stafford and rapidly decaying public approval across the state add something


At the 2015 state election, the Newman-led LNP suffered a large swing that resulted in a hung parliament; Newman himself lost the seat of Ashgrove to his Labor predecessor, Kate Jones add something


On 5 January 2015, media organisations reported that Newman intended to announce the election date the next day add something


On 10 February 2015, Newman submitted his resignation and he was replaced by Annastacia Palaszczuk four days later add something


Mark Stockwell - He previously served as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, having led the committee through its successful application process, but was sacked by Campbell Newman