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The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) commenced Operation Belcarra in response to complaints about the conduct of candidates contesting the 2016 Queensland local government elections.
The Queensland political landscape has changed drastically with the introduction of four new MPs and the reintroduction of compulsory preferential voting. The ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, says the changes are astonishing.
'The Newman Years: Rise, Decline and Fall' is a collection of articles published between 2014 and 2015 on the TJ Ryan Foundation website. The TJ Ryan Foundation is a progressive think tank focussing on Queensland public policy and public administration. Edited by Dr Ann Scott,...
Executive summaryThis paper provides an overview of the issues and outcomes for the January 2015 election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Where appropriate, it draws on the Library’s earlier publication on the 2012 Queensland state election. The 2015 Queensland state election result...
Campbell Newman’s premiership was an object lesson in the dangers of untrammelled power. Queensland needs an upper house to keep governments out of trouble
From polling day on 31 January until the swearing in of Annastacia Palaszczuk as Labor premier seventeen days later,...
This background note provides a detailed account of the issues and dynamics of the 2012 election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly, along with a summary of its outcomes.
Elections for the Queensland Legislative Assembly are regulated by the Electoral Act 1992 and managed by...
This discussion paper looks at the forthcoming election in Queensland, including the state of the parties and the current electoral geography.
“If the Liberal National Party wins the forthcoming Queensland state election it will be a major watershed for state and national politics,” Prasser...
The Electoral Commissioner, Ed Killesteyn today released a report into the irregular handling of pre-poll votes by electoral officials in the Division of Boothby and the Division of Flynn leading to the exclusion of these votes in final election counting in the 2010 election....
AT FIRST, after my plane touched down in Far North Queensland, I couldn’t see much evidence of either financial or climatic turbulence. Towering banks of purple-grey cloud clung to the forested slopes that surround Cairns, but there wasn’t even a tail wind from cyclone Hamish,...
QUEENSLANDERS will have a chance to pass judgement on the Bligh-Beattie Labor government at the polls on 21 March - and to respond to the newly minted, hybrid conservative Liberal National Party led by Lawrence Springborg, out for his third trot around the paddock seeking...