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 Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls (right) and deputy leader Deb Frecklington.
For the Queensland LNP, the divisions between the progressive and conservative forces within the party may hamper its political prospects.
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.
A curfew was introduced in Northbridge WA as part of a wider push aimed at protecting child welfare and making the suburb safer.
Tim Nicholls said the introduction of a youth curfew in the WA suburb of Northbridge ‘saw a dramatic drop in crime and a reduction in the anti-social behaviour of young people’. Is that right?
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.
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.
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.
Tim Nicholls won a partyroom ballot to become the Queensland LNP’s new leader.
Tim Nicholls’ victory reverts to the pre-eminence of “urban Liberals” over the Queensland LNP’s rural and regional representatives and constituents.
If Campbell Newman doesn’t survive as Queensland premier after this month’s election, his health minister, Lawrence Springborg (left), has a strong case to step forward.
It’s the question dogging Premier Campbell Newman everywhere he goes this election – who will lead Queensland if his party wins, but he loses? So far, Newman’s line has been: I firmly believe that if we…
Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls delivers what he has called “the most important state budget in a generation”.
The Queensland government will cut 14,000 public sector jobs, hike mining and gaming royalties and increase parking fines and speed cameras in an effort to get back in the black and regain its AAA credit…