Lobbyists with deep pockets are coming after Annastacia Palaszczuk. How she responds may define her premiership

The way Queensland Labor reacts to rising pressure from landlords and coalminers will determine if it is a government of principle or politics

The Queensland government’s changes to land tax rules – scrapping a loophole used by interstate investors – has been met with a bordering-on-hysterical response.

Having been railed against by the real estate industry, the measures are now being called a “renters’ tax” by politicians and some media. This is despite the fact some of the country’s leading housing market experts and economists have disputed the central claim of the campaign being waged: that it would exacerbate the housing crisis.

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