Victoria will enter local lockdown for a month, with 36 suburbs in ten Melbourne postcode areas being affected.
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In political terms, Palaszczuk is on risky ground whatever she does; depriving the economy through continued border closure, or risking a serious outbreak.
Can Annastacia Palaszczuk win another term as Queensland premier?
With a state election due in October, both Labor and the LNP in Queensland are on shaky ground.
The numbers are not with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson or US President Donald Trump on the homefront right now.
US President Donald Trump is in an unenviable position as the race towards the 2020 presidential election heats up. Meanwhile, the UK's attempts to Brexit continue to be untidy.
The commercial interests of Adani prevailing over the rights of the Wangan and Jagalingou people show the fragility of native title.
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The deep politics of racial division is at play when governments position mining as in the public interest, with Indigenous land owners obstructive of that interest.
The polls are not moving in the right direction for Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
And for the first time since the 1999 republic referendum, those opposed to a republic outnumber those in favour of it.
This is not the clear-cut election result Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor hoped for.
Voters in Queensland and the rest of Australia may need to accustom themselves to a new norm of tight, drawn-out contests, where party leaders’ election night speeches might be obsolete.
Queensland voters have punished the major parties, but Annastacia Palaszczuk is most likely to be returned as premier.
Labor is still shy of the 47 seats it needs to form government in Queensland, but it is best placed to do so in the coming days.
Final polls show Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with a slender lead.
With the results now hours away, much attention will also be on the performance of One Nation.
Voters still prefer Malcolm Turnbull over Bill Shorten, according to focus group research ahead of Saturday’s state election.
Malcolm Turnbull's cancellation of next week's House of Representatives sitting has been received sceptically by Queensland 'soft' voters, but they still prefer him over Bill Shorten.
Hi-vis time: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk greets voters on the hustings.
If the predicted strong preferences from One Nation to the LNP occur at the Queensland election, it would be bad news not just for state Labor, but also federal Labor.
Jobs have been a constant theme of the Labor government’s campaign for a second term in Queensland.
Queensland Labor claimed it has 'created 122,500 jobs – more than four times the number of jobs created under the Newman-Nicholls government'. Is that right? We asked the experts.
Given their negativity toward the major parties, some soft voters in Queensland are looking seriously at minor party alternatives.
Undecided voters are dismayed by the quality of Queensland's political leadership.
Politics podcast: swinging into the Sunshine State’s election
The pundits are reluctant to place bets on who will win Queensland's November 25 election.
Any appearance in the Queensland campaign by Malcolm Turnbull can be expected to be minimal.
People distinguish between levels of government when casting their votes. Nevertheless, a state result can reverberate federally, whether it is sending a protest or for other reasons. We only have to remember…
Annastacia Palaszczuk is seeking a second term as premier when the state goes to the polls on November 25.
Whichever major party 'wins' the Queensland election will likely be forced into tricky negotiations with minor parties to form government.
The Queensland government spends more than A$14 billion on essential goods and services, on top of a further A$4 billion of capital expenditure used to build and maintain infrastructure assets such as roads, schools and hospitals.
The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
Queensland independent Peter Wellington backed Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) to form government after she promised to act on political donations.
At long last, Australia has a government that is prepared to introduce real-time disclosure for political donations – a crucial change that lets voters make an informed choice at the ballot box.
The way Queenslanders vote and the number of MPs they’ll have to elect have both suddenly changed, after a dramatic night in parliament.
An "appalling" return to "the bad old days of Queensland politics" – why political analysts are so concerned about the shock overhaul of voting and the number of MPs in Queensland.
Ministers considering new coal mines need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
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The granting of a mining lease to the Carmichael coal project, despite the huge potential greenhouse emissions, shows that ministers need to consider the wider consequences of their approvals.