Pt 6 of the Qld election blog for 2015 – Polling and results #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

David Marler

David Marler

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#qldvotes election coverage.

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  • Margo Kingston writes, “The big picture theme of the Queensland election campaign has been the extraordinary alliance of people and parties across the political spectrum to oust the LNP”: No Fibs’ and Tony Fitzgerald’s #qldvotes Editorials.
  • Meg Hill writes, “Right now I am caught in a gap, an unfamiliar, vacuum-life period of time that began when I finished high school in the Northern Rivers of NSW and will end, hopefully, when I move interstate to Queensland and start university”: Impressions of #qldvotes by soon-to-be Qlder Meg Hill.
  • David Fagan writes, “Whoever becomes the next Queensland premier has a chance to wind back the winner-takes-all approach that has worked its way back into the state’s political culture over the past decade, particularly under the take-no-prisoners premiership of Campbell Newman”: Queenslanders deserve a government they can trust.
  • John Birmingham writes, “The electorate isn’t volatile. Voters aren’t unpredictable. The rules have not changed. If you lie to people, if you promise one thing and deliver its opposite, if you treat public office as your due and the ordinary people who put you there with contempt, they will turn on you. And when they come for you, their vengeance will be swift and terrible to behold”: It’s not the voters’ fault, you idiots.
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From Margo

NoFibs editor Margo Kingston speaks to The Wire about how the press got it so wrong on the Qld election outcome.

NoFibs editor Margo Kingston speaks to The Wire about how the press got it so wrong on the Qld election outcome.

From Antony Green

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(February 2 2015) – LNP leadership speculation

The count

Minority governments – LNP

4BC: LNP minority govt: Asset sales need to be off the table for Peter Wellington & Rob Katter.

4BC: LNP minority govt: Asset sales need to be off the table for Peter Wellington & Rob Katter.

LNP leadership speculation

Fairfax: 'Devestating': DP Jeff Seeney calls LNP leadership meeting & wont contest.

Fairfax: ‘Devastating’: DP Jeff Seeney calls LNP leadership meeting & wont contest.

Cartoons

News, opinion and analysis

  • David Fagan writes, “Whoever becomes the next Queensland premier has a chance to wind back the winner-takes-all approach that has worked its way back into the state’s political culture over the past decade, particularly under the take-no-prisoners premiership of Campbell Newman”: Queenslanders deserve a government they can trust.

(February 1 2015) – Counting continues

Rise of the 55th Queensland Parliament

 

9 News Brisbane: Newman's reign is over but counting continues to find a government.

9 News Brisbane: Newman’s reign is over but counting continues to find a government.

Tipping comp

Newman packs up his office

7 News Brisbane: Newman packs up his office.

7 News Brisbane: Newman packs up his office.

The Abbott factor

ABC News: 'Lessons to be learned from Queensland' says Abbott.

ABC News: ‘Lessons to be learned from Queensland’ says Abbott.

Palaslide

ABC News Qld: Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk 'optimistic' of winning majority.

ABC News Qld: Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘optimistic’ of winning majority.

ABC Insiders: Qld state political reporter Chris O'Brien speaks to Barry Cassidy about the shock result.

ABC Insiders: Qld state political reporter Chris O’Brien speaks to Barry Cassidy about the shock result.

(January 31 2015) Day 26 – Polling day

Too close to call

ABC News Qld Palaszczuk very hopeful of forming government.

ABC News Qld Palaszczuk very hopeful of forming government.

LNP losses and fallout

7 News Brisbane: 'Hubris and arrogance': Newman experiment a disaster.

7 News Brisbane: ‘Hubris and arrogance’: Newman experiment a disaster.

7 News Brisbane: Treasurer Tim Nicholls on LNP loss.

7 News Brisbane: Treasurer Tim Nicholls on LNP loss.

7 News Brisbane: LNP MPs put into the shredder.

7 News Brisbane: LNP MPs put into the shredder.

Newman surrenders Ashgrove

Kate Jones claims victory in Ashgrove.

Kate Jones claims victory in Ashgrove.

ABC News Qld: Newman concedes Ashgrove.

ABC News Qld: Newman concedes Ashgrove.

Double digit swings against the Newman Government

Galaxy exit poll – 54pc to Labor

ETU defamation action agains The Courier Mail and LNP

LNP wins bid to ban independent how-to-votes

LNP bid to prevent GetUp handing out how to vote cards rejected

LNP injunction over Labor signage fails

Democracy Sausage

Townsville confrontation – LNP

Key seat – Mansfield

  • Tony Moore writes, “It’s the seat of Mansfield, held by Ian Walker, the LNP’s Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, that the government should be worried about”: It’s Mansfield, not Ashgrove, that counts.

Offensive Tony Abbott T-Shirt

Premiership speculation

9 News Brisbane: Newman could become first Qld Premier to lose his seat in 100 years

9 News Brisbane: Newman could become first Qld Premier to lose his seat in 100 years.

On the polling trail – Labor

On the polling trail – The Greens

On the polling trail – LNP

  • Sarah Elks reports, “Premier Campbell Newman has voted in today’s Queensland election in his must-win electorate of Ashgrove, and has remained defiant in the face of polls showing a violent swing against his LNP government”: Last pitches as polls open.

 

Polling trail – PUP

Cartoons

History

Galaxy poll – Ashgrove TPP 55pc to Labor

News, opinion and analysis


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