The Queensland parliament sits less time than any other parliament. What are they trying to hide?
What is clear is that by the end of the election, COVID-19 and the government's handling of it was the major issue for people changing their votes, as it was for Labor voters overall.
Presented with two parties offering no clear vision of the future, voters opted for certainty by voting for incumbents and voting for border closures.
Labor has won the campaign with Annastacia Palaszczuk’s favourability increasing during the election period, and Deb Frecklington’s decreasing.
The private part of the partnership buys the rights to the system for 24 years for $1.5 Bn, and then allows Queensland Rail to use it for a payment over the same period of $2.4 Bn, plus another $2.4 Bn for maintenance.
The latest edition of the AIP’s Housing index shows why the HomeBuilder scheme has been so successful, and also explains evidence that house sales have been buoyant during the pandemic.
The Australian Institute for Progress has unleashed a billboard campaign calling on the ALP to unveil its plan for economic recovery.
The Australian Institute for Progress welcomes the NSW Bushfire Commission Draft Propositions Report, noting that it has adopted all three of recommendations that the Institute made, but expresses concern at some aspects of the report.
Annastacia Palaszczuk’s tough border policies are winning support from up to three quarters of Queenslanders but that might not be enough in itself to clinch the October 31 election with the economy and climate change rated more than twice as important as vote changers.
Bushfires are a recurring, and mostly beneficial, feature of Australia's ecology, with many plants and species evolved to depend on regular fires. However severe bushfires represent a threat to human life and property.