The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

February 14, 2018 3

Malcolm Turnbull's position on climate change has undergone a remarkable range of gyrations. The same is true of Queensland Labor. Such flip-flopping always comes at a price.

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

and February 2, 2018 9

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

January 15, 2018 32

A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.

Lady Flo, dead at 97, should be remembered for more than pumpkin scones

Lady Flo, dead at 97, should be remembered for more than pumpkin scones

December 21, 2017 18

Lady Flo has died, apparently along with mainstream memory of the Bjelke-Petersens' legacy of hatred and corruption.

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

December 18, 2017 4

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.

Will Adani ever get the money it needs to build that bloody massive mine?

Will Adani ever get the money it needs to build that bloody massive mine?

December 12, 2017 11

With major banks all around the world turning their banks on the controversial mine, Adani better dust off the ol' guitar and get busking.

Poll Bludger: as Tim Nicholls finally concedes, what has the LNP learned?

Poll Bludger: as Tim Nicholls finally concedes, what has the LNP learned?

December 8, 2017 10

As the LNP licks its wounds, it would do well to consider what damage the 'toffs in Ascot' did to their chances in regional QLD

A respite in New England for Turnbull, but is it the circuit breaker he needs?

A respite in New England for Turnbull, but is it the circuit breaker he needs?

December 4, 2017 12

The trend of Australian leadership spills and swings proves that even the most innocent of byelections can bring down a government, writes political commentator Tony Walker.

Stolen wages: reparation schemes continue to under-compensate and ignore victims

Stolen wages: reparation schemes continue to under-compensate and ignore victims

November 28, 2017

With Queensland's scheme for returning stolen wages to Indigenous workers set to wrap up shortly, victims are still being forgotten or under-compensated.

Turnbull rattled over One Nation’s pull on conservatives

Turnbull rattled over One Nation’s pull on conservatives

November 27, 2017 15

Conservative divisions between mainstream moderates and the far right fringe were on display in Queensland and are set to make Malcolm Turnbull's life even worse.