Without improved state government policies to alleviate stressed industries and communities, Queenslanders’ income and wealth will suffer.
The Queensland government pays a higher interest rate than Queensland mortgage holders. Plans for both urban and rural rejuvenation need to start with fixing government finances.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (centre) is seen posing for a photo with workers as she inspect’s the Clare Solar Farm project near the North Queensland town of Ayr during the Queensland Election campaign.
In the upcoming Queensland election all major parties are talking up public investment in energy generation. But are these policies paying heed to climate science?
The board of Indian mining firm Adani has approved its A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine.
Here's what it means for Queensland, Australia and the world if the mine goes ahead.
A chain used for land clearing is dragged over a pile of burning wood on a drought effected property near St George, Queensland.
AP Image/Dan Peled
The failed attempt to reinstate land clearing regulations in Queensland has prompted 'panic clearing', pushing Australia into the global top-ten deforesters.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will contest ten of 12 northern electorates.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
The return to a full preferential voting system in Queensland might increase informal voting and backfire on Labor.
The real reason for Labor's return to full preferential voting was to assist them in garnering preferences from the Greens - but it may end up strengthening the LNP.
Would you pay more if you thought it would help?
Is Australia undervaluing its most valuable natural asset by only charging $6.50 a day to visit the Great Barrier Reef? And would it help if tourists were asked to pay more?
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gautam Adani are still resolved to press ahead with the Carmichael mine, with taxpayers’ help.
AAP Image/Cameron Laird
Following the ABC's Four Corners program 'Digging into Adani', the question that remains is: why is the project still being pursued at all?
The Queensland government spends more than A$14 billion on essential goods and services, on top of a further A$4 billion of capital expenditure used to build and maintain infrastructure assets such as roads, schools and hospitals.
The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
Parts of the Great Barrier Reef’s outer reefs can form a natural barrier to coastal recession, thus protecting urban centres.
Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef could lead to increased vulnerability of Queensland coastal cities and towns, and not only through its impacts on the tourism industry.
A ‘thinned’ landscape, which provides far from ideal habitat for many species.
Legal vegetation 'thinning' is contributing to high rates of land clearing, potentially causing problems for threatened species and ecosystems.
Is it nearly the end of the road for coal?
The board of Indian mining firm Adani has approved its A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine. But has the Queensland government failed in its duty to be responsible with publicly owned resources such as coal?
Politics podcast: Matt Canavan on Adani
Matt Canavan tells The Conversation this mine is only one part of a plan for 'opening up the Galilee Basin' to provide investment opportunities, exports, and employment.
Lismore received a drenching from the tail end of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The record floods of 1954 and 1974 still stand as Lismore's high-water marks. But Tropical Cyclone Debbie delivered her deluge far more abruptly than the rains that triggered those historic floods.
The Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing a second wave of bleaching.
AAP Image/WWF AUSTRALIA, BIOPIXEL
The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis, as a second wave of coral bleaching hits. But the system of bodies and laws that protect it are getting more complicated – and less productive.
Bowen’s market gardens supply some 13% of Australia’s perishable vegetables.
Sydney, Melbourne and many other areas can expect to pay more for veg from next month, after widespread crop losses in Bowen, a major source of winter vegetables such as tomatoes, beans and capsicum.
Cyclone Debbie looms over Queensland on Monday afternoon March 27.
The category 4 cyclone - the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far - has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach.
So many ways to win.
Would a chance to win a big cash prize make you more likely to recycle your old drinks bottles? Economic analysis suggests so.
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues.
Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Coal seam gas developments in Queensland near Chinchilla in 2013.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The latest survey of residents in coal seam gas regions reveals continuing lukewarm attitudes towards the industry.