Mythbuster Series


MYTHBUSTERS #6 – Speed Cameras

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

MYTH: Speed cameras are just cash-cows for Government revenue-raising. FACT: Reducing speed reduces road fatalities. Revenue derived through the Camera Detected Offence Program (including both speed and red light camera) is distributed as prescribed in relevant legislation. This includes road safety education and awareness programs, road accident injury rehabilitation programs, support to organisations such as the Red Cross Blood […]

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MYTHBUSTERS #5 – Bruce Highway upgrade and Cairns Transit Network projects

Monday, January 11th, 2010

MYTH: A second corridor – including a bridge over the inlet – is needed instead of upgrading the existing highway. FACT: A second corridor will not address traffic congestion – the main issue facing motorists in the southern suburbs of Cairns. A second corridor option would provide no benefit to those people living north of […]

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MYTHBUSTERS #4 – Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

MYTH: LNG is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-flammable and non-explosive… FACT: This is true. LNG is a natural gas that has been cooled to minus 161°C, the point at which gas condenses into a liquid. When natural gas is cooled into liquid form, its volume is reduced to 1/600 of its original size. An example would be […]

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MYTHBUSTERS #3 – Removal of the Fuel Subsidy

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

MYTH: The LNP will bring back the fuel subsidy – no questions asked. FACT: The Opposition has committed to reinstating the fuel subsidy but there’s a catch. When making this promise, the LNP has its fingers crossed behind its back. Their commitment is made only if they can restore the AAA credit rating – and […]

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MYTHBUSTERS #2 – Sale of Assets

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

If you’re viewing this page because of a reference by Treasurer Tim Nicholls in Parliament or another member of the LNP Party room, I want to thank the government for redirecting you to this website. It gives me an opportunity to outline the key difference between the asset sales under the last term of Government and […]

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MYTHBUSTERS #1 – Impact of the Global Financial Crisis

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

MYTH: Labor has gone broke in a boom. Queensland had surplus budgets for most of the last decade, but we’ve got nothing to show for it. FACT: We have invested in essential infrastructure for our growing population. On average, Queensland has spent double the amount on infrastructure (per capita) compared to the rest of Australia […]

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