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.
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.
The calculation error in COVID-19 projections made by the Peter Doherty Institute, and incorporated into the National Cabinet response, was preventable and foreseeable.