August, 2011

Crikey says: asking the unanswerable

, Aug 05, 2011

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Tomorrow, Grantham resident Matthew Keep and his wife Stacy will be among 70 families who draw a new block of land on the high side of the town in Australia's first land swap.
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Crikey Clarifier: should states pay disaster insurance?

, Feb 22, 2011

The recent devastation in Queensland and Victoria has stirred debate over government insurance policies and the complexities surrounding the issue. Should states pay for disaster insurance, asks Sophie Cousins?

Why you won’t hear calls for a CBA of the post-flood reconstruction

, Jan 24, 2011

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Post-disaster reconstruction illuminates the irrational, but humane, approach we sometimes adopt to infrastructure provision.

Labor’s lazy levy

, Jan 21, 2011

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There's something faintly absurd about a government with a budget loaded with superfluous spending and the lowest debt levels in the developed world insisting that it needs a new tax to pay for the impact of natural disasters.

Brisbane floods: vulnerable cultural precinct’s priceless collections survive

, Jan 14, 2011

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Despite many iconic cultural institutions being sited right on the river bank, most seem to have survived any serious and lasting damage.

The Queenslander spirit at its best, no dunny paper notwithstanding

, Jan 14, 2011

The community spirit of those who turned out to help is a great example of Queenslanders at their best, writes Brisbane resident Richard Scott.
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‘Rebuild of postwar proportions’: QLD floods

, Jan 13, 2011

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Crikey live blog: The flood levels may be dropping in Ipswich and Brisbane, but Goondiwindi is bracing for record levels of 10.85 metres, warned Anna Bligh.
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‘Situation continues to deteriorate’: QLD floods

, Jan 11, 2011

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The death of four-year-old boy swept into the floods at Marburg during a rescue attempt of his family takes the latest flood death toll to ten, announced Premier Anna Bligh.