QLD must embrace coal or face blackouts, simple

INEVITABLY, alternative energy sources such as solar power will replace coal. But until that time arrives we have to exploit the wonderful coal resources beneath our feet.

The coal gods have smiled on Queensland and we should rejoice in our good fortune.

A dozen regional and coastal towns in Queensland would collapse without coal. Coal royalties have funded our schools, roads and hospitals.

The Member for Burleigh Heads, Michael Hart, spoke sensibly about coal in Parliament recently.

There are currently 724 coal-fired power stations under construction around the globe because renewables simply don't cut it.

Globally, renewables account for less than 28 per cent of all power generated.

Coal, gas and oil account for 66 per cent with the rest provided by nuclear power. The figures are from a report prepared for Hart by the Queensland Parliamentary Library.

Mr Hart also points out that Annastacia Palaszczuk's extreme 50 per cent renewable energy target is set to cost Queenslanders $18 billion and jeopardise our energy security.

The Labor government broke its election promise to lower electricity prices and now Queensland industries are suffering.

And Labor still stupidly refuses to heed the warning from overpriced electricity and blackouts in South Australia.


THERE really is a lot of civil libertarian nonsense spoken about closed-circuit television.

It is a sensible technology that has been successfully employed to catch terrorists, murderers and arsonists.

Congratulations to the Moreton Bay Regional Council for adding sound.

Many argue broad sweep audio capturing by Moreton Bay Regional Council is taking away our right to find some privacy in public spaces even if our behaviour is not offensive or unlawful.

The television news would lost without CCTV. It's hard to imagine a single bulletin without a dramatic car crash or near-miss, a murderous king hit or the ubiquitous runaway baby stroller being snatched from the tracks as the train approaches.

Drone technology is set to magnify surveillance opportunities and therefore the protection of life and property.

Police are experimenting with drones to track stolen cars.

Only those with something to hide could possibly object. Sometimes, Big Brother is good for you.

News Corp Australia

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