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Will the opening of the Galilee Basin undermine Queensland’s economic and environmental future? Will the opening of the Galilee Basin undermine Queensland’s economic and environmental future? AAP

Why the Galilee Basin is worth worrying about

The Galilee Basin is a massive Queensland coal basin on the verge of being opened up for the first time. If it goes ahead as anticipated, there will be a host of significant impacts ranging from the local…
Given its parlous financial state, Queensland is within its rights to increase mining royalties. But why frame it as a surplus profits tax? Given its parlous financial state, Queensland is within its rights to increase mining royalties. But why frame it as a surplus profits tax? AAP

Queensland coal: an accounting black hole

The Queensland Government has decided to raise coal mining royalties. Seems reasonable, doesn’t it? A review of Queensland Pty Ltd by Peter Costello revealed a precarious balance sheet. Time to get things…
If she is unable to gain seats on the board, Gina Rinehart can still establish a control base by initiating a takeover of Fairfax and offering a premium to shareholders. If she is unable to gain seats on the board, Gina Rinehart can still establish a control base by initiating a takeover of Fairfax and offering a premium to shareholders. AAP

Paying a premium could shore up Rinehart’s control of Fairfax

Fairfax Media Ltd’s constitution enables the board to allocate board places in addition to the existing directors up to the maximum number of directors allowed in the constitution - not more than 12 unless…
Sitting between two hot potatoes: Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is the first company allowed to use an EMA. Sitting between two hot potatoes: Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is the first company allowed to use an EMA. AAP

Enterprise Migration Agreements strike the right balance in a tricky policy area

Sitting between the two hot potatoes of immigration control and labour market regulation, work visas are an inherently controversial public policy issue. It is therefore of little surprise that Immigration…