If the government has evidence of corrupt donors, it should prosecute them, not persecute a whole industry - real estate - on suspicion that some of its members might be corrupt
Our submission was that religious belief has too much, and too little, protection and laws relating to religious freedom require a total makeover, including removal of responsibility from the states.
Labor's problem is this. If abolishing negative gearing is to improve housing affordability it has to decrease prices. But if it decreases prices it decreases the savings of all home owners.
For 50 years I’ve been worrying about the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. As time has progressed I’ve become less sensitive to each new claim because the reef is manifestly, and gloriously, still there.
Both sides supported Adani, but Palaszczuk’s decision to veto the loan somehow let her off the hook with city voters, while keeping her sweet enough with regional ones.
We polled twice during the Queensland state election. Our first poll was reported prominently in The Australian, and this morning the Courier Mail published our analysis from the second poll (an exit poll) as an op-ed.
Just before calling this state election the Labor government introduced a bill to ban donations to political parties by property developers. As a result we have done a comprehensive analysis of donations since January 1 2016. (Click here to download the full report.)
You either have a policy of increasing renewable energy to 50% or you don't. If you do, you must displace some of your coal-fired generation capacity. To suggest otherwise is to treat logic and electors with contempt.
The closure of two of Stanwell's generation plants, plus half of Gladstone, will damage the standard of living of all state residents, as well as the large and small businesses that provide jobs, incomes and investment.
We commissioned Jonathan Pavetto, an energy sector economist, to investigate the implications of a 50% renewable energy policy on Queensland’s energy sector. His analysis is based on the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) annual National Transmission Network Development Plan published in December 2016.