Queensland

IPA Welcomes Overdue Walk Back On Net Zero
26 April 2022

IPA Welcomes Overdue Walk Back On Net Zero

“There is now a significant groundswell of support in the community for the Prime Minister to dump net zero ahead of the election to save regional jobs and bolster national defence,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported in The Australian yesterday that the Nationals’ candidate for the Queensland electorate of Flynn,
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Rescue Remedy
9 April 2022

Rescue Remedy

The idiocy of gender justice in disasters In the last couple of months, multiple fingers have been pointed in a great many directions in an effort to blame somebody or something for the flood response in New South Wales and Queensland. In an online poll conducted by the Daily Telegraph which asked, ‘Who do you think is responsible for the Lismore flooding
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The Disaster at Lismore: Some Rainfall Statistics
16 March 2022

The Disaster at Lismore: Some Rainfall Statistics

Torrential rains along the east coast of Australia have caused terrible flooding.  I’ve previously provided some statistics and context for southeast Queensland, but the focus has since shifted to the town of Lismore in northern New South Wales. The wettest year on record at Lismore is 1893 with a total rainfall of 2,213 mms. The wettest day on record at Lismore
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Rain Bom
10 March 2022

Rain Bom

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia. This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published.
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Australia’s Broken Temperature Record (Part 4)
8 March 2022

Australia’s Broken Temperature Record (Part 4)

Rainfall Not Unprecedented, Skill at Forecasting Dismal Summary: The recent torrential rains in southeast Queensland are not unprecedented.  The Australian 24-hour rainfall record of 907 mm is still Crohamhurst in the Brisbane catchment recorded on 3rd February 1893.  We don’t know how much rain fell at Crohamhurst in February 2022 because that weather station (#040062) was closed by the Australian Bureau
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Brisbane Flooding, Again
27 February 2022

Brisbane Flooding, Again

Flooding rains have soaked south-east Queensland, again.  My heart goes out to everyone affected by flood waters. I’ve been watching the rain gauge at Lowood (Station# 040120), located just 10 kms to the south of Wivenhoe Dam upstream of the city of Brisbane. A total of 240 mms fell yesterday (Saturday 26th February) which is a record for any one day
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Terry The Truth Teller
26 February 2022

Terry The Truth Teller

Last week the LNP member for Longman in Queensland, Terry Young, did something few politicians do. He told the truth. It was reported in the media that Young told a Liberal Party Room meeting that he voted in favour of Net Zero emissions by 2050, even though the people of Longman didn’t back it. Young was reported as suggesting that
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Why We’ll Get More Red Tape And Interference Under Re-elected ALP
2 November 2017

Why We’ll Get More Red Tape And Interference Under Re-elected ALP

More red tape, bureaucratic interference, and confiscation of private land is on the cards under a re-elected Palaszczuk government. The Palaszczuk government has committed to re-introducing native vegetation regulations, which were rejected by the Queensland Parliament last year. Those changes would reverse the Newman government’s policy that allows farmers to clear high value agricultural land so that land can be
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LNP Leading Australia With Red Tape Reduction Plan
15 May 2017

LNP Leading Australia With Red Tape Reduction Plan

The Queensland Opposition’s plan to cut red tape by committing to a 20% red tape reduction target is a strong policy. However, more should be done such as through implementing a one-in-two-out approach to regulatory reduction, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “This is exactly the type of economic leadership that is needed right across
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