Queensland Election 2020



War of words erupts over Coast road projects

Premium Content War of words erupts over Coast road projects

A dispute over road projects has erupted on the eve of the state election, with the...

Why today’s vote is critical for the Whitsundays

Premium Content Why today’s vote is critical for the Whitsundays

The region has been through the wringer over the past few years, so we need leaders...

Political expert predicts winners for Qld, Rocky, Keppel

Premium Content Political expert predicts winners for Qld, Rocky, Keppel

Find out what election outcomes we should expect in Queensland, Rocky and Keppel...

The full list of promises for Rocky’s election candidates

Premium Content The full list of promises for Rocky’s election candidates

Check out our comprehensive list of election promises from the candidates...

Your questions answered by independent Murray Peterson

Premium Content Your questions answered by independent Murray Peterson

Members of the public submitted questions for the Gladstone Observer/Courier Mail...

Labor ‘caught out’ in road cuts error: Mander

Premium Content Labor ‘caught out’ in road cuts error: Mander

Opposition hits back at claims it will slash funding allocated for Mackay...

Premier made border call after seeing poll data

Premium Content Premier made border call after seeing poll data

Premier didn’t make border decision until she had polling data

Rocky’s candidates discuss economy, employment

Premium Content Rocky’s candidates discuss economy, employment

Find out how Rocky’s election hopefuls plan to stimulate post-Covid recovery.



QAnon: How US conspiracy group appeared in QLD election

Premium Content QAnon: How US conspiracy group appeared in QLD election

QAnon QLD: Conspiracy theory turns up in State election

Glamping, koalas, pools: Whitsunday big election promises

Premium Content Glamping, koalas, pools: Whitsunday big election promises

Election promises have flooded in ahead of polling day, find out the major items...

Border call splits Queenslanders

Premium Content Border call splits Queenslanders

Queenslanders are divided over the Premier’s border decision.

Final pitches: Mackay candidates race to woo voters

Premium Content Final pitches: Mackay candidates race to woo voters

Pledge to small business and a $42m Christmas stimulus for Mackay Whitsunday.

REPLAY: Palaszczuk v Frecklington in final debate

REPLAY: Palaszczuk v Frecklington in final debate

Annastacia Palaszczuk v Deb Frecklington in final election debate

‘With luck, they’ll lose’: Travel boss outraged over border

Premium Content ‘With luck, they’ll lose’: Travel boss outraged over border

‘With luck, they’ll lose’: Flight Centre boss hits out at Labor

Rabbit’s hair and Clive’s mystery: Bizarre poll moments

Premium Content Rabbit’s hair and Clive’s mystery: Bizarre poll moments

The bizarre and crazy stories from the Queensland State election

Terminally ill candidate pleads ‘emergency’ to drug charges

Premium Content Terminally ill candidate pleads ‘emergency’ to drug charges

Legalise Cannabis Qld: Debra Lynch defends drug charges

Punter’s $10k bet on Qld election

Punter’s $10k bet on Qld election

Huge clue about who will win Qld election from betting markets


Why Pauline hasn’t been on TV

Why Pauline hasn’t been on TV

Pauline Hanson says she’s ‘not slowing down’ as the One Nation leader delivers a warning to her critics who say the senator has taken a step back.

Where to vote on election day: Full list of Coast booths

Premium Content Where to vote on election day: Full list of Coast booths

The end of the line is near for political hopefuls after a seat in the next state parliament. Here's where you can vote on the Sunshine Coast.

Health, or hip pockets? Voters set to make statement

Premium Content Health, or hip pockets? Voters set to make statement

ANALYSIS: In a little over 24 hours Coast residents will hit the polling booths to make a statement on whether they value their health over their hip pocket.

North Queensland MP serves up defamation suit

Premium Content North Queensland MP serves up defamation suit

A controversial North Queensland MP has served a long-term rival with a defamation suit on the eve of the state election.

‘Queenmaker’ Katter’s crucial role

‘Queenmaker’ Katter’s crucial role

Robbie Katter feels confident his party will gain traction in the Qld election and that the ‘arrogance’ of Palaszczuk and Frecklington will work against them.

ANALYSIS: Two frontrunners emerge in Whitsunday

Premium Content ANALYSIS: Two frontrunners emerge in Whitsunday

And it might not be the two you suspect.

REPLAY: Watch the Caloundra election debate

REPLAY: Watch the Caloundra election debate

This is your chance to hear from the Caloundra candidates vying for your votes in a head-to-head debate, as the state election nears. WATCH THE REPLAY HERE

Premier stands on her record... unemployment

Premium Content Premier stands on her record... unemployment

Queensland’s employment record has been in the doldrums for much of Labor’s time in power according to new analysis but that won’t stop Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk...

Truth behind the LNP’s rubbery figures

Premium Content Truth behind the LNP’s rubbery figures

The LNP’s election costings might have dodged Labor claims of “cut, sack and sell”, but there is an element of con, writes Steven Wardill.

Powerbroker to pariah: The rise and fall of Jackie Trad

Premium Content Powerbroker to pariah: The rise and fall of Jackie Trad

How former Queensland deputy premier Jackie Trad went from powerbroker to outcast and “99 per cent” likely to lose her seat.

The election pledge our Premier can’t keep

Premium Content The election pledge our Premier can’t keep

It’s an election commitment Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reiterated throughout the campaign – but she refuses to put it in writing.

The 13 seats where election will be won or lost

Premium Content The 13 seats where election will be won or lost

With Queensland’s most crucial electorates in flux right up until polling closes, these are the make-or-break seats that will determine the state’s next premier.

Leaders’ last-minute dash through swing seats

Premium Content Leaders’ last-minute dash through swing seats

As insiders from both parties grapple with a growing list of seats they could lose, Queensland’s two opposing leaders have mounted a last-gasp blitz of crucial...

Rocky candidates explain plans to tackle crime problem

Premium Content Rocky candidates explain plans to tackle crime problem

Find out how Rocky’s election candidates plan to reduce crime in this region before you cast your vote.

Mirani candidates share visions for improving Mount Morgan

Premium Content Mirani candidates share visions for improving Mount Morgan

Whoever is elected in Mirani will have an important role in reviving the fortunes of Mount Morgan. Find out what the leading candidates plan to do.

Bush voters furious as postal ballots fail to arrive

Premium Content Bush voters furious as postal ballots fail to arrive

Rural Queensland voters, some of whom live hours from the nearest polling booth, are yet to receive their postal ballots, in system failings slammed as “discriminatory”...

Wild weather for election day

Premium Content Wild weather for election day

Severe storms are forecast for the weekend and the worst conditions are expected to hit on polling day. FIND OUT WHERE

Costo in hot water over ‘racist’ Chinese post

Premium Content Costo in hot water over ‘racist’ Chinese post

Whitsunday MP slammed over controversial Facebook post just days out from the election.

PREDICTION: Possible Mackay election winner emerges

Premium Content PREDICTION: Possible Mackay election winner emerges

EXIT POLLING: Expert uses early votes to pick a winner in the seat.

UPDATE: Where the candidates say jobs will come

Premium Content UPDATE: Where the candidates say jobs will come

“What will you do to ensure our children and people can obtain good secure jobs for theirs and the city’s future?”

LNP aiming to stuff $300 into CQ’s stockings for Christmas

Premium Content LNP aiming to stuff $300 into CQ’s stockings for Christmas

The LNP’s $300 Rego Rebate could contribute $27.2 million worth of stimulus into the Rockhampton region before Christmas.

Premier bursts bubble on post-election Blues

Premium Content Premier bursts bubble on post-election Blues

‘I’m hoping after Saturday the Queensland Government will see sense and make sure that they’re fair to all Australians.’

LNP rules out forced redundancies and asset sales

Premium Content LNP rules out forced redundancies and asset sales

The LNP has released its costings ahead of Saturday’s state election, showing no forced redundancies for public servants and no asset sales.

QLD election: Where to vote this Saturday

QLD election: Where to vote this Saturday

After weeks of campaigning, it’s time for Queenslanders to hit the polls and decide who will lead the sunshine state. Find our list of where to vote.

FINAL PITCH: Lockyer candidates say why you should vote for them

Premium Content FINAL PITCH: Lockyer candidates say why you should vote for...

Lockyer candidates give their final pitch to voters on why they should vote for them