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Queensland Premier back flip after election

The Queensland Premier has performed an extraordinary about-face to intervene in the Adani mine approvals processes. In the fight of her political life Anastacia Palaszczuk has sped up the final decision on whether construction for the mega-mine can begin, admitting her party got it wrong. 

The Australian –

Anthony Albanese, who is poised to take over the Labor leadership as soon as today, has vowed to return a traumatised party to a Hawke-era pro-growth economic policy model, reopen the door to business and abandon the class-war politics that threatened to divide the nation.

The Financial Review –

Labor's wipeout in Queensland in the federal election has forced the state's Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, to clear the way for the approval of Adani's controversial $2 billion Carmichael coal mine.

The Adelaide Advertiser –

Hoon drivers will be hit in the hip pocket with increases of up to $600 per speeding offence, as the State Government targets them to help fill a Budget black hole.

The NT News –

Territorians are three times more likely to be hospitalised than people living anywhere else in Australia, reveals new research.

The Courier Mail –

Embattled Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has made the astonishing claim she is "fed up" with her own Government's delays on Adani, as the Labor leader and her deputy Jackie Trad fight for their political future. The Premier yesterday declared "enough is enough" and called for a meeting to set a deadline for the contentious Galilee Basin coal mine.

The West Australian -

Animal rights activists convicted of trespassing on WA farms will be hit with restraining orders preventing them from setting foot on agricultural properties for up to five years.

The Herald Sun –

The AFL says it will continue to take a hard line stance against umpire abuse, despite a player-led backlash over Dale Thomas's $7500 fine.

The Age –

A rising star threatening to derail Anthony Albanese's ascent to the Labor leadership following Saturday's disastrous election result has been warned to back down or face a massive backlash by factional forces.

The Hobart Mercury –

A mentally refreshed Tim Paine is itching to arrive in England as the Test captain plots Australia's first Ashes series win on UK soil in 18 years.

The Canberra Times –

Canberra mothers leave hospital after a birth earlier than those in any other jurisdiction, new figures show. The data to be released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare comes amid ongoing concerns about overcrowding at Canberra Hospital's maternity wards.

The Sydney Morning Herald –

More than 70 people on disability plans have been defrauded by an organised crime syndicate accused of stealing millions of dollars in funds from the National Disability Insurance Scheme, all to fund a "lavish lifestyle."

The Daily Telegraph –

Australians of faith believe the Labor Party has abandoned them, Chris Bowen warned yesterday as he withdrew from the ALP leadership contest just 29 hours after announcing that he was a candidate.

Adani Mine

Photo: Courier Mail