Queensland politics

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‘Dark ages’: Brisbane lord mayor pushes for Queensland to adopt daylight savings
Adrian Schrinner promotes economic benefits in latest bid to change clocks, saying state is ‘letting good daylight hours go to waste’

Joe Hinchliffe

03, Oct, 2022 @6:02 AM

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Fracking in Lake Eyre the ‘height of folly’, report suggests
Economic analysis suggests any proposal to allow fracking in Queensland basin would not be commercially viable

Joe Hinchliffe

02, Oct, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Science, justice and revelations from Queensland’s inquiry into forensic DNA testing
Advocates fear victims of crime are being left in the dark over alleged failures at a government lab

Eden Gillespie

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Queensland’s renewable energy plan confirms the politics of coal have changed for good
Most now see opportunity instead of job losses – but Labor will have to match ambition with action if it’s to deliver on 80% renewables by 2035

Ben Smee

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Winds of ‘radical change’: Queensland breaks up with coal in stunning week in energy
Annastacia Palaszczuk promised to ditch coal by 2035, leaving experts ‘gobsmacked’ given the state’s deep association with the fossil fuel

Graham Readfearn

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Cowering before wealthy investors’: Queensland scraps tax changes targeting interstate landlords
Backflip comes after resistance from real estate industry and NSW’s refusal to hand over information

Eden Gillespie

30, Sep, 2022 @4:37 AM

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Queensland opens talks for federal funding for world’s largest pumped hydro project
Annastacia Palaszczuk unveils details about 5GW renewables project that is estimated to cost $12bn

Ben Smee

29, Sep, 2022 @6:05 AM

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Queensland government pledges to end reliance on coal-fired power by 2035
Annastacia Palaszczuk says state is facing a ‘climate emergency’ while unveiling $62bn energy plan

Graham Readfearn and Ben Smee

28, Sep, 2022 @5:54 AM

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First Nations children account for 84% of Queensland youth detainees put in solitary confinement
Figures show nearly 26,000 ‘separations’ of Indigenous children in a year as advocates call for ban of ‘shameful’ practice

Eden Gillespie

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Field of dreams’: Queensland plans to build Australia’s largest publicly owned windfarm
Government says the 150-turbine windfarm could generate enough electricity to power 230,000 homes

Graham Readfearn

26, Sep, 2022 @3:05 AM

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Queensland shrugs off threats from NSW premier to withhold land tax data
Despite Dominic Perrottet’s strong criticism of Queensland’s land tax changes, the state says it has all the information it needs

Ben Smee

26, Sep, 2022 @2:44 AM

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Queensland lab at the centre of DNA testing failures allegedly beset by workplace conflicts
Exclusive: state government was aware of problems at forensic lab, which included bullying complaints and ‘vendettas’ against managers

Ben Smee

25, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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