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Accountability in Queensland – known unknowns and unknown unknowns

Accountability covers a broad range of government actions intended to keep the voters informed of how the government is performing. Everyone wants accountability, but commonly only notice its absence when a scandal erupts. Invariably, scandals are accompanied by a claim that the public ought to...
Journal article

The long term viability of regional development organisations in rural areas

Discusses the emergence of Rural Development Organisations (RDOs) in small rural communities around Australia.
Discussion paper

Adani impact by Queensland electorate: how Galilee Basin development affects the economics and politics of the existing Queensland coal industry

This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.

Queensland building plan 2017

Queensland is set to implement a new building plan that will bring massive changes to many elements of the construction industry.

Redirecting Adani’s NAIF loan into other industries

Stopping the NAIF loan to Adani and redirecting it to other industries makes good sense economically, environmentally and politically, argues Tom Swann.
Journal article

Rigorous follow-up systems for abnormal results are essential to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.

Queensland regional tourism satellite account 2016-17

This report goes beyond these state-wide findings to examine the role and contribution of the Queensland tourism industry at a regional level.

Renewables: powering Queensland's future

This report highlights the significant potential for Queensland’s clean energy future, as fourteen clean energy projects, the highest number in Australia, get under construction this year alone.

Supporting families changing futures: 2017 update

This report from the Queensland government provides a progress update of the child and family support reform program.

Cost benefit analysis of the Murri School healing program

This report presents evaluation findings of an healing program run in the Murri School, Queensland.