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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Image: AAP/Darren England)

With Trad out of the way, the choice facing Queenslanders becomes more clear

October’s Queensland state election is increasingly shifting away from being a referendum on Labor’s record in government to a choice between Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deb Frecklington.

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Dark shadow of Queensland Inc hangs over 'investment' that isn't

Queensland Inc appears to be lurking behind this government-inspired bid for Virgin. If it is we should all be worried.

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'We are being talked over and talked about, but rarely talked to'

A high school teacher details what life has been like under COVID-19, and why it's time for the system to do 'some learning of its own for once'.

NT Legislative Assembly Member Jeff Collins (Image: Facebook)

What's better than one opposition party? (And other news you may have missed)

A fight for second place in the NT, while across the border the worms are coming for Queensland. In a news-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.

Who will benefit from a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland?

It's the latest political football in the government's bitter climate wars. But one mining company is hoping to benefit from the 'unviable' project.

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad (Image AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Why Queensland was forced to walk back a half-a-billion dollar idea

A tweak on property taxes was meant to be a nice little earner for the Queensland government. Then it all went wrong.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (AAP/Glenn Hunt)

QLD Labor's latest lurch into authoritarianism

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

An Extinction Rebellion protester with police in Melbourne (Image: AAP/James Ross)

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?

North Queensland MP George Christensen (right) with Scott Morrison in Townsville (Image: AAP/Cameron Laird)

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

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?