Labor's problem is this. If abolishing negative gearing is to improve housing affordability it has to decrease prices. But if it decreases prices it decreases the savings of all home owners.
Our Reef is still Great, but the research isn’t
For 50 years I’ve been worrying about the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. As time has progressed I’ve become less sensitive to each new claim because the reef is manifestly, and gloriously, still there.
Labor and LNP avoided big issues in campaign
Both sides supported Adani, but Palaszczuk’s decision to veto the loan somehow let her off the hook with city voters, while keeping her sweet enough with regional ones.
Which is it Premier? Coal or renewables?
You either have a policy of increasing renewable energy to 50% or you don't. If you do, you must displace some of your coal-fired generation capacity. To suggest otherwise is to treat logic and electors with contempt.
Kaboom – Tarong power station to close by 2018/19, with Stanwell and half Gladstone to follow
The closure of two of Stanwell's generation plants, plus half of Gladstone, will damage the standard of living of all state residents, as well as the large and small businesses that provide jobs, incomes and investment.
No party winners in this Queensland election
There will be no party winners in the current Queensland election. Given the talent on offer, that’s also what most voters are expecting, based on our virtual focus group of 311 Queenslanders who completed a 15 minute qualitative online survey between November 3 and 6.
Queensland election issues: open letter from 7 public policy professionals
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.
Retailers not the problem Premier – you are
Today's media announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is inaccurate - particularly the following quote - so we are providing these graphs from the "ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry: Preliminary Report 22 September 2017" to demonstrate the truth.
National Energy Guarantee no guarantee at all
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.
Chair of CS Energy confirms self-generating vicious electricity price cycle for consumers
It will forgo that to reap increased profits from electricity prices which are moving higher because of shortages of generating capacity. This is a self-generating vicious cycle for electricity consumers which enriches power generators to the detriment of consumers and business.