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The Greens’ Adam Bandt has released a report which purports to identify “$48 billion in benefits” from a high-speed rail network connecting Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. The Greens’ support for high speed rail clearly works for them politically – … Continue reading
Australian federal political debate has been a policy-free zone for the last few years. Oh, there’s been plenty of policy being developed and implemented, and some of it has been good. But political discourse has been all but divorced from … Continue reading
So Marn is unhappy some scientists have talked to the press about their preliminary, yet to be peer reviewed data on methane levels in Queensland’s CSG extraction areas. If Marn and the federal government hadn’t been doing its best ostrich … Continue reading
Since the announcement of the Royal Commission into sexual abuse, the confession booth has been a topic of considerable discussion. Without reshashing the entire debate, I’ll note that as a result of Ireland’s lengthy commission of inquiry into the issue, … Continue reading
One of the few areas where the Baillieu government has been publicizing its activities is in the area of law and order. Sadly, most of these initiatives have been typically moronic right-wing punishment-focused nonsense which achieve little besides wasting large … Continue reading
On the eve of the last Queensland State Election, a number of LP bloggers and other likeminded writers completed Behind The Seams – a series of articles examining the rapid expansion of the coal seam gas industry in that state. … Continue reading