Labor populism under Bill Shorten and Sally McManus, if they deliver on their promises, will make the economy inflexible and weak.
The 60s were our turning point, but we still endured what was in fact a third world existence. Our cities were not sewered, our suburban streets were gravel and dust, our roads were two lanes and gravel.
Former Queensland Under Treasurer Sir Leo Hielscher might be 91, but he is definitely "not out" yet. His McIlwraith Lecture sparkled with commonsense, leavened by long experience.
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price for consumers.
The Australia Institute claims are emphatically wrong, as shown in Table C.1, taken from the Queensland Budget Papers 2018/2019.
Speaking for my generation, I "like" this budget. No chance we’ll have to pay for the benefits. The bill is being passed on to the next generation.
Commodity prices are a cyclical game, and the state treasurer should bank them in good financial management, rather than squandering them as though they are recurring revenues.
We the undersigned call on all political parties and candidates contesting this state election to commit to run campaigns which address the key issues for Queensland’s future.
The federal government’s National Energy Guarantee is likely to increase reliability in electricity supply, but is unlikely to provide a meaningful decrease in electricity prices because of the continued increase in the penetration of renewables.
The quaint idea that the intellectual property of Australia was somehow created by Aborigines, Anglos and (mostly) European postwar settlers misrepresents the truth.