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Newspoll: LNP set to retain Queensland

The Newman Government will be returned today, albeit with Newman himself perhaps defeated: THE Liberal National Party is set to return to…

ReachTEL: 52-48 to LNP in Queensland

The first of probably three polls to come through overnight has the LNP with its nose in front.

On 2GB tonight - the Queensland election and more

Listen to all past shows here I will also be on The Project on Network 10 at 7pm.…

LNP needs a Plan C

There’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that the Queensland LNP needs a Plan B, in case they are returned to government, but Campbell Newman loses his seat of Ashgrove. No one seems to have noticed that they really need a Plan C, for the case when neither party wins an absolute majority, […]

Gambling on Queensland’s future

Queenslanders trudge off to the polls tomorrow. In 2012, the LNP won the election with a record breaking swing. Labor couldn’t get a cricket team together in the parliament. Truth be told, it was flat out getting a four for a game of...Show More Summary

Queensland Places – Dinmore

Dinmore, to the north-east of the city, was settled as early as the 1870s with development progressing more rapidly from the 1880s, as shown by the opening of a railway station in 1884 and the establishment of a post office a year later. As well, the Dinmore area has been home to several large collieries [...]

Queensland election minus one day

A calm-before-the-storm post, ahead of a flood of late polling to hit us this evening, followed tomorrow by the only poll that matters.

Davenport by-election thread

A thread for discussion of a South Australian state by-election that has sadly fallen off my radar, thanks to the distraction of Queensland.

Reminder: You Need To Show ID To Vote In This Weekend's Queensland Election

This Saturday, Queensland will decide whether or not to give the Newman government another stab in office. Interestingly, it will also be the first time that Australians are required to show proof-of-identity to cast an ordinary vote. If you live in Queensland, you will need to produce one of the following types of ID to quickly cast your ballot. More »      

The Queensland Election: Where Too Much Politics May Prove More Than Enough

With just two days left to the polls, Ben Eltham analyses the good, the bad and the vindictive that has been life under Campbell Newman.

Digitised @SLQ – iconic Black Friday poster

‘Australia’ draws back the Queensland curtain to reveal the Black Friday strike in 1912. This iconic poster by James Thomas Case has been digitised recently at SLQ. The poster is a reproduction of Jim Case’s cartoon from the front page of the Worker. Case’s depiction of a shocked maiden, ‘Australia’, drawing back the Queensland curtain [...]

Practical and Inspiring Tree-House Granny Flat in Queensland, Australia

With the cost of construction and renovation processes skyrocketing, investing in an affordable low cost second dwelling on your existing house lot is often a clever idea. This 592 square foot home (55sqm) one bedroom granny flat isShow More Summary

Force of nature: Behold the mighty microburst

One farmer has captured an unusually good video of a severe microburst — a massive shaft of cold air that plunges to the Earth — in a thunderstorm in outback Queensland. The footage filmed on Sunday by Peter Thompson, shows the weather...Show More Summary

Queensland election minus three days

Tide yourself over in the calm before the late-campaign polling storm with an assemblage of campaign bits and pieces compiled from news media reportage.

Queensland election

In the opening days of the Queensland election campaign, I thought the most likely outcomes were either a narrow LNP victory or a minority government of some kind. But the campaign has been a disaster for the LNP and for Campbell Newman in particular. He is now in the ludicrous position of refusing to answer […]

17th December 1887 – a significant day for Queensland

Guest blogger: Thom Blake – John Oxley Library Fellow and historian So what is special about that day? You will not find it mentioned in any histories of Queensland, list of significant dates or in the newspaper headlines for that day or week. But in the central western town of Barcaldine, an extraordinary event occurred [...]

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