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On whether we should follow bad laws + Public Choice podcast chat with Brendan Markey-Towler

Despite the positive messaging from the Queensland Government yesterday, Brisbane’s lockdown has been extended by at least 24 hours, because of two new cases on the south side, causing considerable angst among more than one million people and ruining weddings … Continue reading

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Our slow slide into totalitarianism

As Brisbane residents wait for news about what seems to be an inevitable lockdown, we ought to recall the words of British statesman William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806): Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is … Continue reading

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Qld frontline police per capita down nearly 4% since 2013-14, PC ROGS report reveals

The number of Police Service operational staff per capita has fallen nearly 4% since 2013-14, from 296 per 100,000 people in 2013-14 to 285 per 100,000 people in 2019-20 (see chart below). That’s according to the very useful and somewhat … Continue reading

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Gov’t claims police boost “fully funded”, but won’t release full budget forward estimates

Earlier today, in announcing a huge boost to police staffing, expected to cost $624 million over five years, Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan commented (in the media release Palaszczuk Government to deliver an extra 2,025 police personnel): “Unlike the commitments … Continue reading

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How were job losses shared across Qld Government agencies?

An article in the Financial Review this morning (Government jobs growth masks softer employment market) prompted me to examine the Queensland public service data more closely. Given the significant Queensland public service (QPS) job cuts over the last nine months, … Continue reading

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