Coal seam gas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland election: An analysis of party policy

Hunt, Colin (2012) Coal seam gas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland election: An analysis of party policy. The Conversation, 1-4.

Author Hunt, Colin
Title Coal seam gas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland election: An analysis of party policy
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2012-03-20
Sub-type Article (original research)
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Melbourne VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
360000 Policy and Political Science
210000 Science - General
Abstract Queensland is different from other states in that it only has a lower house. In other states minor parties achieve representation in upper houses — and therefore have a role in government — through proportional representation voting systems. Nevertheless, a vote for a minor party in Queensland can still be important because of the state’s optional preferential voting system. Where a candidate does not achieve 50% of the primary vote in an electorate, preferences are distributed to decide the winner. In this weekend’s election, preferences for the Green Party and Katter’s Australian Party will likely be crucial in deciding the outcome in some seats. In Queensland there has been a public spotlight on issues of coal seam gas (CSG), coastal development and health of the Great Barrier Reef. Many voters are likely to attach importance to one or all of these issues. This article reviews the issues, compares party policies and suggests voting options.
Keyword Queensland politics
Coal seam gas
The Great Barrier Reef
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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Created: Fri, 20 Apr 2012, 06:49:54 EST by Dr Colin Hunt on behalf of School of Economics