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.
Queensland Budget Update Report
General government debt increases by up to 134% between June 2020 and June 2023, and total gross debt up as much as $47 billion to $118 billion in the same time period.
Queensland Election Preview 2020
Our general findings are that, as in the 2017 election, electors are unenthusiastic about the two major parties. While they rate Labor ahead of the LNP on key issues, they harbour an on-balance desire to see LNP elected. This makes both parties’ positions fragile.
Open letter signatories call for a summit
The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute, and incorporated into the National Cabinet response, was preventable and foreseeable.
Queensland COVID governance needs urgent overhaul
It’s time that the cost benefit analyses and other modelling being used by Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young are made public, and the circle of advisors and decision-makers broadened.
Let the woke go broke
Want to fight back against weak woke coporates? There’s an app for that – or could be.
Sir Thomas McIlwraith was not a slaver – unpublished letter-to-editor
There are at least 2 ways of cancelling someone. One way is to remove their name from a place. Another, and more damaging, is to distort their reputation.
Submission on Queensland Government’s economic response to COVID-19
If the measures we take to combat a pandemic reduce economic well-being too much in an effort to protect some citizens from the disease, it will damage the health of other citizens by destroying their livelihoods or prospects.
Strategic Climate/Energy Policy Issues Paper
The task to make Australia 100% clean-energy is much larger than generally thought requiring approximately 250% more electricity generation than at present.
Housing Affordability Index March 2020
Housing became more affordable in the first quarter of this year everywhere, apart from Hobart and on average homes are more affordable across Australia now than at any time in the last 17 years.