Tim Nicholls

Nicholls' TV slip-up could prove costly

Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls has made his biggest blunder of the election campaign just hours before Queenslanders go to the polls.<p>His …

Liberal National Party

Queensland polls: One Nation policies leave economists stumped

Experts say it is not possible to subject the party’s platform to rigorous analysis because of a woeful lack of information<p>On the eve of Queensland’s election day, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson appeared on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.<p>She was given two minutes to make her final pitch to …

Economics

Whatever the Queensland election outcome, Turnbull loses

It’s one of three electoral hurdles facing the prime minister on his rocky race to the sanctuary of Christmas – and he could stumble over two of them.<p>…

Malcolm Turnbull

Anti-Muslim immigration party could swing Australian state vote

Pauline Hanson, the firebrand anti-Muslim immigration lawmaker who has rattled Australian politics from the fringes for more than 20 years, could be …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

FactCheck: did the Northbridge WA curfew see a 'dramatic drop' in crime?

WA Labor Premier Geoff Gallop actually put in place a curfew in the Northbridge precinct in 2003 and it has been enforced ever since. The Northbridge …

Liberal National Party

Queensland election: Tim Nicholls stops just short of telling voters to support LNP-One Nation

The LNP leader’s slip comes as Galaxy poll puts Labor ahead 52-48, with One Nation’s support falling to 12% across state<p>The Liberal National Party leader, Tim Nicholls, has suffered an unfortunate slip of the tongue on the eve of the Queensland election, stopping just short of telling voters to …

Liberal National Party

How Queensland's Election Could See One Nation Swept Into Power

But the banana benders could also elect Australia's most progressive coalition.<p>On Saturday, Queenslanders will head to the polls to elect a state government. It’s hard to overstate how much anything could happen here. Queensland politics operates in a parallel universe to the rest of Australia: …

Liberal National Party

Palaszczuk poised for historic Qld victory

Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is poised to make Australian political history with a second Queensland election victory in a tight race that …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Life’s a beach as polls open

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk continues to play the underdog card but is favoured to retain power when Queenslanders go to the polls today.<p>Polling …

Liberal National Party

Sky News announces Queensland Election coverage

Share Email Comments<p>As Queenslanders head to the polls this Saturday November 25, Sky News will be live with comprehensive coverage of the Queensland …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Labor on course to retain power in Queensland

Essential poll shows Annastacia Palaszczuk ahead by 53 to 47 on the two-party preferred measure before Saturday’s poll<p>Queensland Labor has headed into election day on course to retain power as one of the most staid campaigns in recent memory came to an end.<p>An Essential poll published on Friday …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Nicholls makes little impact on hustings

Tim Nicholls has done what all good politicians do on the campaign trail. He's smiled a lot, shaken many hands, had a few beers at the bar with …

Liberal National Party

Queensland election: Deal-breaker issues the minor parties will demand

Both major parties have been pleading for voters to return a majority government, but there's a real chance Queensland will have a hung parliament.<p>In …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland. Perfect one day, crucial the next

Attention turns to Queensland and not just because the Gabba has produced another enticing Ashes opener.<p>From beyond its borders, a state election …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Late swing to Labor forecast in Qld: poll

A new poll suggest Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will get a late swing in the Queensland election, with One Nation voters likely to decide the …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland's key economic figures

QUEENSLAND'S ECONOMY IN A NUTSHELL:

Economy

Queensland heads to the polls today – but cricket and Christmas shopping may be higher on the agenda

The chance of a shower or two across the southeast coast today will put a dampener on both cricket and Queenslanders headed off to the polls – come …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier doesn't mind being compared with Robin Hood

"I think it is being open and upfront because I want to be open and upfront with Queenslanders about any new methods of raising revenue," she said.<p>"I …

Brisbane

Issues of the Queensland election

SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES OF THE 2017 QUEENSLAND ELECTION CAMPAIGN<p>ONE NATION<p>There wasn't a day during the election campaign when both Labor and the LNP …

Pauline Hanson

Labor could be headed for majority government if the latest poll is right

Queensland's Labor government could be returned with a majority, a new poll shows, as the premier and opposition leader make a final push to woo …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queenslanders voting One Nation, Hanson

Pauline Hanson has rubbished a new poll showing support for One Nation in Queensland has slumped on the eve of the state election.

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland decides: State goes to polls for 2017 election

Queensland’s 3.16 million voters go to the polls today to decide if incumbent Labor premier <b>Annastacia Palaszczuk</b> will be returned after one term of …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Greens outline their balance of power demands

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has insisted she would not make any deals, and would rather be in opposition than form a coalition with One Nation.<p>LNP …

Brisbane

Coal becomes a flashpoint in a close election in Australia

THE bars along Wood Street have gone quiet. Thirsty mine workers on six-figure salaries have become a rarity since a coal-exporting boom ended. …

Economics

Palaszczuk on track for victory: poll

Pauline Hanson visits her old fish and chip shop<p>One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has returned to her Ipswich fish and chip shop as she rejoins the …

Pauline Hanson

late poll tips a Palaszczuk re-election

POLL POSITION<p>Queensland’s Labor government will go into tomorrow’s election with a spring in its step. A final-day poll from Galaxy, published in the</i> …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Qld LNP announces planned cost allocations

An LNP government would reallocate $2.6 billion set aside by Labor for Brisbane's cross river rail.<p>Putting the controversial rail project on hold …

Liberal National Party

Costings and meerkats: Queensland parties in sync in final stretch

LNP and Labor both promise to keep debt below $81bn, and both release costings less than 48 hours before the election<p>As the major Queensland political parties released their plans to prevent the state’s debt hitting $81bn – and pay for election promises – both leaders took a walk on the wild …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland election: Stronger south-east support will return ALP to government, poll finds

Labor voters in south-east Queensland appear set to return Annastacia Palaszczuk as premier tomorrow, even though regional voters are turning away …

Elections

Premier faces questions about potential government upgrades to roads to Adani

"We talk to councils at length, numerous times about infrastructure that they need," she said.<p>"I'm happy to talk to [Isaac Regional Council Mayor] …

Brisbane