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

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?

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.

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

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.

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.