Instead of “taking money out of politics”, new electoral funding laws announced by the Premier just change the mix and move more of the chips to Labor’s side of the table.
The lower tropospheric temperature over Australia, which we are showing here, was hotter than average, but only the 15th hottest in the satellite record.
The latest changes purport to level the playing field between political parties and candidates, but instead will encourage the formation of front groups, while allowing the major parties to dip even further into public funding.
Trevor St Baker examined the role of government and entrepreneurs working together, drawing on his own experience of over 60 years in the electricity sector.
The recent changes will mean some less extreme outcomes in terms of revenue allocation and its effects but will still entail economic efficiency distortions in relation to incentives of State and Territory governments.
House repayments across Australia were at their lowest level for 16 years in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest ABS figures, but the average first home buyer is waiting an additional 15.12 weeks to save a deposit.
For all those who struck for the climate, there is no sign of acceleration, although there has been a contraction of the range.
3.52% would put the LNP into the minority in council, and 6% would give Labor control in their own right, despite the LNP currently holding 60.56% of the two-party preferred vote.
The satellite record continues to confirm that temperatures are increasing, although at a lower rate than that claimed for the land-based records.
The UAH record for May shows temperature for Australia to have been just slightly hotter than the May trend, which is the first graph that I have displayed, but there have been plenty of hotter Mays in the past of the record, as far back as the late 80s.