Explainer: Implementing greenspace In urban development

Indio Myles The Queensland state government has control of the balance between infrastructure growth and the development of green space in urban areas. Where do the main parties stand on prioritising this balance?  The benefits of … [Read more...]

Explainer: Domestic Violence in Queensland

Monique Mita Queensland’s next Premier is all but guaranteed to be a woman, but where do the major parties stand on an issue that disproportionately affects women? The brutal murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children in the Brisbane … [Read more...]

Explainer – Electric Vehicles in Queensland

Benjamin Ruge Just two of Queensland’s major political parties – Labor and Greens - go to the election with an electric vehicle strategy. They share the ambition to increase the number of battery charging stations throughout the state. The LNP offers … [Read more...]

Explainer: Water Security for the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Abby Williams The Gold Coast hinterland conjures images of waterfalls, lush rainforests and subtropical climate, but when drought descends over South East Queensland, hinterland communities experience it in full force. The mountainous region behind … [Read more...]

Explainer: Private vs public prisons

Jasmine Camp In July 2020, the Queensland Government completed the transition of the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre from private to public control. The State’s last privatised prison, the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, is scheduled for … [Read more...]

Explainer: The Gold Coast’s “Second M1”

Tiffany Horgan Despite the COVID-19 crisis hanging heavily over Australian politics, quarrels about the M1 have saturated this year’s campaigning. A Second M1 is the Gold Coast’s highly anticipated major road project aiming to … [Read more...]

Explainer: Developing Toondah Harbour

Kate Fea Occupying hectares of wetlands and housing hundreds of native species, Cleveland’s Toondah Harbour is an ecological haven, and developers want to cash in on it. PHOTO: Toondah Harbour’s pristine wetlands at low tide (Source: Christie … [Read more...]