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QLD Labor's latest lurch into authoritarianism

QLD Labor's latest lurch into authoritarianism

The Queensland government continues its quest to vanquish the LNP's enemies for them.

Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

As northern Australia becomes ever more disaster-prone in the face of climate change, what role should governments have in subsidising the insurance and infrastructure of the people who live there?

Great Barrier Reef inquiry doesn't seem like it has much to do with science

Great Barrier Reef inquiry doesn't seem like it has much to do with science

The Coalition has launched another investigation into conditions on the Great Barrier Reef. But is it really about the science, or just a chance to attack Queensland's Labor government?

Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Annastacia Palaszczuk's rhetoric on tougher anti-protest laws has reminded some of a dark chapter of Queensland's past.

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy has been derided by conservatives for alienating the very voters it was supposed to draw in. But Brown isn't so sure.

How Dutton kept Dickson

How Dutton kept Dickson

Dutton's electors are older, whiter and more affluent than the average Australian. This came down to highways and franking credits.

The political business model of angry white men

The political business model of angry white men

There is now a small but lucrative niche on our politics for angry white men to attack women. And One Nation is effectively exploiting it.

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

A Labor government concerned about workers’ rights cannot overlook these issues any longer.

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

Why is everyone pitching to Queensland this election?

It's an election year and both Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are heading to Queensland. But why?