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Topic: Annastacia Palaszczuk
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.

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

Jobs v health: how do we measure success now the first wave is over?

Are premiers right to keep states locked down? And we take a look at who's really benefiting from the COVID-19 slump.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP /Mick Tsikas)

Are states headed for a border war over lockdowns?

Tensions mount on state borders, the gas industry continues to win, and there's cautious optimism on the vaccine front. Plus other news from the virus front.

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Law and border

Good morning, early birds. Paul Kelly has declared that he sees no medical reason to maintain border shutdowns, and Angus Taylor has released the government's 30 year Technology Investment Roadmap. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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

Lockdowns eased around the globe as Queensland heads back to school

Catch up with all the latest coronavirus news from around Australia and the world.

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A big year for the Australian police state

Journalists being raided by police. Politicians trying to crack down on protesters. Children being strip-searched. 2019 saw Australia’s steady slide towards authoritarianism become a lot more visible.

The stupid ways we’ve tried to ‘save’ the Great Barrier Reef

Rather than actually tackling climate change, our governments have chosen to invest in some truly hare-brained schemes to rescue the reef.

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?

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (AAP/Glenn Hunt)

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.