- Joh Bjelke-Petersen -

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  • Rat-Pack leader takes evidence to the grave
    By: TONY KOCH Ex-cop Tony Murphy was linked to several unsolved crimes TONY KOCH IN 1976 I was visited at my home by a young and keen police officer who told me he was concerned about an instruction he had been given to lay a false... read more
  • Peter and Joh show too heady a brew
    By: Jamie Walker, Additional reporting: Tony Koch, Sean Parnell OF all Peter Beattie's shameless publicity stunts, this one was out of the box, even by his standards. Jaws dropped when Queensland's 44th premier literally wheeled out his... read more
  • Tony Fitzgerald QC says Joh-era lessons forgotten
    By: Tony Koch, Sean Parnell QUEENSLAND'S pre-eminent corruption reformer Tony Fitzgerald QC broke two decades of silence to warn last night that the state was sliding back to its ``dark past'', in a speech that savaged deals between... read more
  • Lib who told Joh where to go supports merger
    THE former Queensland Liberal leader who tore up his party's coalition agreement with Joh Bjelke-Petersen before the 1983 state election, yesterday backed the merger of the coalition parties in Queensland. Pharmacist and company director Terry White... read more
  • No grant for Joh memorial centre
    LOCALS in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's home town of Kingaroy have failed to convince the Queensland Government to grant them $9 million to build a $20 million cultural centre to honour the former premier. The South Burnett Regional Council applied in August... read more
  • Cost of cleaning out the Moonlight State
    Tony Fitzgerald exposed corruption in Queensland, but it came at a great personal cost. Tony Koch reports IN the mid-1990s, a Queensland minister was discussing a possible appointment to the High Court with a very senior member of the Keating... read more
  • Joh's puppet-master Sparkes dies at age 77
    Robert Sparkes Born May 31, 1929 Died August 6, 2006 ROBERT Sparkes, recognised as the patriach of the Queensland National Party and the brains behind the electoral success of Joh Bjelke-Petersen, died at his Gold Coast home on Sunday night. Sir... read more
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