The Olympic business model means that host cities invariably lose out. Brisbane will need a heroic effort to avoid that fate.
If the first sign of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, how are we to describe the state of mind that does the same failed policy twice as hard and expects an even better result?
Other state governments should not copy this misguided tax, which will stymie development and push up house prices.
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.
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 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.