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Wake up, Sonia Kruger! There are real risks to a national facial recognition database

2017-10-04 smh.com.au
Someone had been drinking the Turnbull Kool-Aid in Willoughby this morning, with Today Show Extra co-host Sonia Kruger welcoming with open arms the prime minister's push for a national facial recognition database.

New South Wales left Queensland broke from day one

2017-08-05 smh.com.au
The government of New South Wales left the new colony of Queensland "broke" with the equivalent of just six cents in its treasury coffers when the Sunshine State began in December 1859.

Government announces hospital parking relief, but Lady Cilento concerns remain

2017-07-23 smh.com.au
Car parking is set to become cheaper at Queensland hospitals, with the state government committing $7.5 million to provide additional free and discounted spaces at the state's public hospitals.

Queensland Government fund in talks to bankroll Galilee coal projects

2017-06-27 abc.net.au
A Queensland Government investment vehicle has held talks about investing in the Galilee Basin coal mining region, raising speculation it may help bankroll the controversial Adani mine.

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale resigns from council-owned development companies

2017-06-20 smh.com.au
Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has stepped down from the boards of a string of controversial private development and property companies owned and run by Ipswich City Council.

Mine games. Why Adani is banking on the unbankable

2017-05-31 theage.com.au
The giant Indian conglomerate can't get a loan for its proposed $22 billion Queensland coal mine from an Australian bank, it can't seem to get one from an Indian bank, the mine would be so big it would depress the world coal price, and the Indian government plans to phase out coal imports altogether.

Mine games. Why Adani is banking on the unbankable

2017-05-31 smh.com.au
The giant Indian conglomerate can't get a loan for its proposed $22 billion Queensland coal mine from an Australian bank, it can't seem to get one from an Indian bank, the mine would be so big it would depress the world coal price, and the Indian government plans to phase out coal imports altogether.

Queensland public sector spends $193 million advertising in 3 years

2017-05-30 smh.com.au
About half of the spending was by the government's 21 departments, and the rest was spent by universities, TAFE and other public sector entities.

There's a better return on higher education than a coal mine

2017-05-01 smh.com.au
Sensible policy making is always worthy of praise - but it's worth asking why the government is making this sudden about-face about the deficit.

SPER bill prompts angry reaction from people with debts

2017-03-27 smh.com.au
Outrage over how tolls worth small change could balloon into $20,000 in debt has spurred angry Queenslanders to write to a parliamentary committee.

National Australia Bank sells rare A$500m gender equality bond

2017-03-17 themalaymailonline
A National Australia Bank logo is pictured on an automated teller machine in central Sydney September 12, 2014. — ReutersSYDNEY, March 17 — National Australia Bank (NAB), the country's fourth-largest lender by market value, said today it sold A$500 million (RM1.7 billion) of “gender equality” social bonds, amid burgeoning demand for ethical investments.

National Australia Bank sells rare A$500 mil gender equality bond

2017-03-17 theedgemarkets
SYDNEY (March 17): National Australia Bank (NAB), the country's fourth-largest lender by market value, said on Friday it sold A$500 million (US$384 million) of "gender equality" social bonds, amid burgeoning demand for ethical investments.

National Australia Bank sells rare $500 million gender equality bond

2017-03-17 smh.com.au
National Australia Bank, the country's fourth-largest lender by market value, said on Friday it sold $500 million of "gender equality" social bonds, amid burgeoning demand for ethical investments.

National Australia Bank sells rare $500 million gender equality bond

2017-03-17 theage.com.au
National Australia Bank, the country's fourth-largest lender by market value, said on Friday it sold $500 million of "gender equality" social bonds, amid burgeoning demand for ethical investments.

'We still believe', Ipswich mall traders say ahead of $150 million redevelopment

2017-03-12 smh.com.au
A $150 million redevelopment begins as some inner-city traders question their long-term future in Ipswich's old heart.

Brisbane's $100m Luggage Point cruise ship terminal to be ready by late 2019

2017-02-22 smh.com.au
Work will begin on Brisbane's new $100 million cruise ship port at Luggage Point early in 2018 allowing it to be finished by late 2019.

Brisbane's $100 million cruise ship terminal gets closer

2016-12-21 smh.com.au
Brisbane's new $100 million cruise ship terminal at the mouth of the Brisbane River at Luggage Point has 80 per cent of its approvals in place and the project will now seek approval from State Cabinet in early 2017.

Aside from the culture, environment and cost, is Adani a good investment?

2016-12-13 theage.com.au
Adani is an Indian conglomerate that wants to build the largest thermal coal mine in Australia, a rail line of almost 400 kilometres connecting it to the coast, and a coal export terminal in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Aside from the culture, environment and cost, is Adani a good investment?

2016-12-13 smh.com.au
Adani is an Indian conglomerate that wants to build the largest thermal coal mine in Australia, a rail line of almost 400 kilometres connecting it to the coast, and a coal export terminal in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Letters to the editor: Making Canberra a 'dormitory suburb' will destroy our liveability

2016-12-11 smh.com.au
Jo Metcalf, the expert quoted in "Expert sees Canberra as solution to full Sydney" (CT December 5, page 2) referred to "the liveability of a city like Canberra", and contrasted Canberra to Sydney.

Queensland government's multi-million dollar hospitality bill revealed

2016-12-07 smh.com.au
Queensland government departments have spent thousands of dollars on hospitality and functions this year, such as workshops, award ceremonies and community barbecues.

Caution needed on any loans to Adani

2016-12-05 smh.com.au
With up to $5 billion in concessional loan facilities, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is the Turnbull government's big lever to lift private sector infrastructure investment in northern Australia. Created a little over a year ago, the NAIF is reportedly pondering a $1 billion loan to Indian resources and energy conglomerate Adani, despite the company saying on Monday that it may not need the money.

Anonymous Wikipedia edits linked to Queensland government networks, WikiWatchdog reveals

2016-10-27 smh.com.au
The September 11 terrorist attack has been described as "delicious" in an edit made to a Wikipedia page linked to the Queensland Treasury's computer network.

1 William Street, Brisbane: Look inside the tower of power before 5000 public servants move in

2016-10-21 smh.com.au
They say moving can be more stressful than divorce, and for the government's 5000 public servants, politicians and ministerial staff, the shift is about to begin to their sleek new 41-storey skyscraper.

Queensland employees to salary sacrificing public transport 'shortly'

2016-10-17 smh.com.au
Salary sacrificing public transport trips on buses is edging ever closer for Queensland public servants after years of waiting.