Queensland Election 2020



REPLAY: Trad v MacMahon in battle for South Brisbane

Premium Content REPLAY: Trad v MacMahon in battle for South Brisbane

Election candidates in the state’s most watched seat of South Brisbane will go...

‘Error’ puts high-profile Coast charity down as LNP donor

Premium Content ‘Error’ puts high-profile Coast charity down as LNP donor

LNP says error in donation recording was behind party donor listing

Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Premium Content Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Queensland Election 2020 : Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Days of ‘government lip service’ need to be over: Mayor

Premium Content Days of ‘government lip service’ need to be over: Mayor

Lower electricity prices critical to boosting region’s sugar production effort

The person talking most sense amid election bluster

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LNP leader Deb Frecklington has been written off

Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

Premium Content Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

LNP volunteer left ‘trembling’ after run in with Bob Katter

Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Premium Content Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Plus your say on what has Qld government got against farmers?

Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

Premium Content Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

The party has named its contender for the ultra marginal seat.



Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

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Katter’s Australian Party leader will try to block transgender women playing...

LNP reveals ‘largest ever’ tourism marketing campaign

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LNP leader Deb Frecklington lamented that Queensland seemed to no longer be...

Political party goes missing in action in CQ

Premium Content Political party goes missing in action in CQ

It might be time to send out a search party.

$500k pledge to Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike trail

Premium Content $500k pledge to Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike trail

Hope for project to turn region into an ‘adventure travel capital’.

CQ region gets a new police beat and 150 additional police

Premium Content CQ region gets a new police beat and 150 additional police

With crime featuring as a key election issue, Labor has revealed plans to add an...

$6.1M investment to crack down on underpaid labour hire

Premium Content $6.1M investment to crack down on underpaid labour hire

Incumbent Labor Minister Shannon Fentiman made the announcement in Bundaberg this...

LNP campaigner’s vile slurs against Labor MP

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A serial Facebook pest working on the LNP campaign has accused Gaven MP Meaghan...

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

FREE STORY: There has never been a more important time to make your voice count and...

No political promise can prepare us for brave new world

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LETTER: Virus from hell has created unique agenda that posed a labyrinth of twists...


ASK NOW: Maroochydore candidates answer your questions

Premium Content ASK NOW: Maroochydore candidates answer your questions

The Maroochydore debate will go live at 6.30pm tonight. Submit your questions now.

REPLAY: Aspley election debate

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The seat of Aspley is one of the key battlegrounds at the election. Watch live as the LNP’s Amanda Cooper and incumbent Labor MP Bart Mellish go head-to-head.

Queensland election: Arena-sized vision for Mackay’s future

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The votes are in for the Daily Mercury’s state election survey.

Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

Premium Content Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

The Federal Gov has been accused of dithering over the release of cash from its $4bn Emergency Response Fund after having announced the initiative 18 months ago

Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Premium Content Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Voters have shown support for a public sex offender registry after a heated debate between candidates for a Sunshine Coast electorate.

Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Premium Content Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Whitsunday election frontrunners the recipients of thousands of dollars in donations.

Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

Premium Content Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

The opposition’s election bid has been thrown off course again after a suspended Young Liberal involved in a racism scandal was filmed working for a candidate.

No democracy sausage on ‘busiest’ ever Mackay pre-poll

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The first day of voting has officially kicked off. Here’s what you need to know >>>

Voters quick out of blocks with record early turnout

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More than 100,000 Queenslanders have already cast their vote, in an unprecedented turn out on day one of early voting.

Palmer’s millions: Can he swing ballot?

Palmer’s millions: Can he swing ballot?

Clive Palmer is hoping he will help “sway” the Queensland election result as he did the 2019 federal election, but he’ll be bitterly disappointed.

‘I don’t care’: Act of defiance blindsides Premier

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A Labor candidate in an ultra-marginal north Queensland seat has defied the Premier, urging voters to put the LNP last, in a direct contradiction of Annastacia...

Numbers game: What Trad needs to win

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She’s the highest profile Government backbencher to ever contest a Queensland election, but the numbers show it’ll be tough for Jackie Trad to keep her seat.

Hot topic: Where candidates stand on euthanasia

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The issue of euthanasia has become a hot topic ahead of the state election. Find out where the candidates on your electorate stand on the subject.

EXCLUSIVE: LNP joins TAFE Centre of Excellence funding fight

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CQUniversity estimated the 26,000 sq m centre at its North Rockhampton campus would train 1,100 apprentices by 2025.

‘Not now’: Dick refuses to tackle key question

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As he launched a “cuts express” bus tour in an attack against Deb Frecklington, Cameron Dick has confirmed he is still committed to its fiscal principles

ECQ responds to election signage ‘discrimination’ claim

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MP blocked from displaying election signage in Mackay and Rockhampton.

Major plans to revive tourism for historic CQ town

Premium Content Major plans to revive tourism for historic CQ town

Both new and restored site attractions could soon be opened as the region looks to drive its tourism rates.

Evans told: ‘Hang your head in shame’

Evans told: ‘Hang your head in shame’

Controversial personality Pete Evans has been urged to retract comments made about the late president of Australia’s GP body who died of cancer.

Early polling proves popular at Rocky booth

Premium Content Early polling proves popular at Rocky booth

Residents were pleased to get their four-yearly civic duty done and dusted as soon as possible.

Where two leaders stand on euthanasia

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Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed she would vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying if her Labor government wins a third term at the October 31 election.

Premier’s last-minute curve ball catches LNP off guard

Premium Content Premier’s last-minute curve ball catches LNP off guard

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s pledge to urgently introduce laws to legalise voluntary assisted dying was a curve ball that has caught Deb Frecklington off guard.

New laws ‘could have saved mum from suffering’

Premium Content New laws ‘could have saved mum from suffering’

A grieving daughter, whose elderly mother died after a four-month hospital stay, has said proposed laws could have spared her mum from suffering.

Outspoken 5G opponent joins election race for seat of Keppel

Premium Content Outspoken 5G opponent joins election race for seat of Keppel

She fought to halt the rollout of 5G technology in Yeppoon, and now Paula Ganfield is fighting for your vote.

Coast voters turn out in droves for pre-polling

Premium Content Coast voters turn out in droves for pre-polling

A line of people as long as you’d expect for free ice cream was how one Sunshine Coast polling booth volunteer described the start of early voting for the State...

Stakes high as leaders go head to head in People’s Forum

Premium Content Stakes high as leaders go head to head in People’s Forum

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deb Frecklington will go head to head as they take questions from undecided voters during next week’s People’s Forum.