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Just what’s going on in Queensland politics?

14 May 2020

5:00 AM

14 May 2020

5:00 AM

Queensland’s recent local government elections, combined with two state by-elections, provide a window into what might happen at the next state election, due on October 31 this year. 

State-wide polling is rarely done in Queensland, and when it is, generally misses the regional nuances. But on March 28 this year, at the height of the COVID-19 panic, Queenslanders went to the polls all over the state at least once, and in the case of voters in the state seats of Bundamba and Currumbin, twice. 

While most councils are not contested by the major parties, often candidates have known loyalties allowing some party-based...

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