The global COVID-19 pandemic brought the Queensland tourism industry to a near standstill. Mandatory lockdowns and border restrictions impacted where and how we could travel to. Queenslanders responded by taking breaks closer to home, embracing ecotourism and rediscovered the states national parks delivering a much-needed boost to a crucial industry. Here are Queenslanders 5 favourite post lockdown getaways.
When you think about good tourism experience, it’s the things that you have done and the emotions that you felt while doing them that generally come to mind. Tourism also connects us,as tourists and as hosts, to place. How can we rebuild biodiversity as tourists and tourism operators?
Considerable recent attention has been drawn towards Australia’s superannuation system, and the potential need for legislative and regulatory amendments. Australian Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers wants to limit concessions and benefits to taxpayers with over $3 million in superannuation funds. Professor Rob Bianchi takes a look at the impacts and implications of these likely changes.
The cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to grow and attract more interest across the globe. It is becoming progressively intertwined with traditional financial markets, evidenced by a steady increase in the number of managed funds holding cryptocurrency assets on their balance sheets. FinTech expert Will Banks looks at the risks and returns.
The idea of a “great” replacement has been the source of extremist politics for some time, it has entered the mainstream through a gradual process of normalisation since the turn of the century. These views are grounded in a mythology that civilisations are racially and culturally distinct and fixed in time. Dr Susan de Groot Heupner considers the role of “great” replacement and premillennialism as they relate to the Wieambilla siege.
Youth crime is on the rise in Queensland. Recent media stories demonstrate the high cost of youth crimes for victims – financially, through serious or permanent injury, or leaving loved ones to try and pick up the pieces after senseless and tragic deaths. Victims and the wider community are understandably outraged and demand the government hold offenders accountable and protect the community by making these behaviours less likely in the future. Dr Troy Allard looks at how offenders can be held to account and address the root cause of their behaviour.
Researchers from Griffith University’s Coastal and Marine Research Centre used fifty years of data from the Bureau of Meteorology to investigate the characteristics and trends of tropical cyclones.
How far has nuclear fusion power come? A fusion of public and private investment appears to herald a new push towards developing the ultimate clean, limitless energy source.
You may have had gravy, but do you know how to make it? Sure. Gravy. Tasty. But what’s it got to do with Christmas? And why is it so significant that we now have Gravy Day? It all starts with Paul Kelly’s 1996 song, “How to Make Gravy”. Dr Ben Green explains.
In the ongoing saga of Elon Musk’s on-again, off-again acquisition of Twitter, the master plan seems now to be emerging months later, a Swiss Army knife-like app.
Poor diet has been shown to be one of the largest risks to health. But when it comes to changing eating patterns – are we too focussed on an individual M.O. (method of operation) and not enough on the M.M.O. (means, motive and opportunity) to eat well? asks Dr Julia Cairns.
Is using the threat of the judgement of Santa Claus for good behaviour year-round really a healthy and effective way to teach children how to display appropriate and socially acceptable behaviour? Dr Kristyn Sommer explains.