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New research shows that the development of Adani and other Galilee basin mines would reduce NSW coal royalties by over $10 billion to 2035.
In NSW, groundwater users must pay to take groundwater which is traded in a market. However, in Queensland there is generally no cost for the take of groundwater beyond , a nominal fee to obtain a licence.
The provision of access to a public...
Overview: Queensland spends less on social services than the rest of Australia in per capita terms, despite being a large state with a growing population.
In the major areas of health and education, Queensland spends less per person than any other state except...
This paper disputes claims that the development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs.
In recent media statements senior Queensland Government members have claimed that development of coal mines in Queensland’s Galilee Basin will create 27,000 jobs....
This briefing note argues that, despite the Queensland Treasurer calling for cost benefit analysis to be done for all major government projects, there has been no economic assessment for the Abbot Point expansion proposals.
Key pointsEnvironmental risks of Abbot Point port...
This report is intended to provide the Queensland public with a view of the coal industry in its wider economic context.
Queensland’s economy is based on service industries. Service industries employ nearly three quarters of the Queensland workforce and make up...
This paper attempts to put a dollar figure on the value of state assistance to the mining industry.
State governments are more usually associated with the provision of health, education and law enforcement than industry assistance. So it might surprise taxpayers...
This paper estimates that development of the Galilee Basin would reduce coal mining jobs by 9,000 in the Hunter Valley (NSW), 2,000 in the Bowen Basin (QLD) and 1,400 in the Surat Basin (QLD), compared to a scenario with no Galilee mines out to 2035.
This report argues that a coal project proposed near Kingaroy, Queensland, is unlikely to provide benefit in a local economy based on services and agriculture. It imposes uncertainty and costs on other industries and the community. Policy makers should rule the project out on economic...
The mining lobby’s concern for the taxpayer comes at a time when tax avoidance by mining companies has been attracting headlines and featuring in other parliamentary inquiries, argues this report.
Donations to environment organisations in Australia are tax deductible as long...