Our submission was that religious belief has too much, and too little, protection and laws relating to religious freedom require a total makeover, including removal of responsibility from the states.
We polled twice during the Queensland state election. Our first poll was reported prominently in The Australian, and this morning the Courier Mail published our analysis from the second poll (an exit poll) as an op-ed.
Just before calling this state election the Labor government introduced a bill to ban donations to political parties by property developers. As a result we have done a comprehensive analysis of donations since January 1 2016. (Click here to download the full report.)
We commissioned Jonathan Pavetto, an energy sector economist, to investigate the implications of a 50% renewable energy policy on Queensland’s energy sector. His analysis is based on the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) annual National Transmission Network Development Plan published in December 2016.
We have just published the report on our June 2017 poll. Download by clicking here.
Queensland has always punched above her weight, but complacency, plus new national and international challenges, mean she is in danger of being knocked out of the ring, losing the services and benefits her residents take for granted. Our 10 points (PDF 5.5mb) slim the recovery plan down to a small number of actions that will make a large difference.
Not opening the E-cigarette market would be an act of spite on the part of those who believe that they should control any harm that consumers may choose.
Reform opportunities in the charity sector, in particular, the award of DGR status and consolidation of the management of the lists of charities, should be focused on better informing donors
Negative gearing helps investors but the home owner receives substantially more benefits. Nevertheless, for both of them, housing over the last 5 years was a great investment - far better than the superannuation they are forced to contribute to.
We've just submitted our submission to the Federal Government Free Speech Inquiry.