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Labor’s Brisbane horror election night could be a trap for the LNP

18 March 2024

4:25 AM

18 March 2024

4:25 AM

Queensland held its local council elections Saturday, which would normally be a big yawn outside the Sunshine State, except for two reasons: Brisbane City Council is now the largest government held by the Liberal Party in Australia, and there were two state by-elections held concurrently that yielded unexpectedly bad results for the ALP.

The elections sent mixed messages to the Liberal-National Party which, if they are interpreted badly by the party’s strategists, could lead them in completely the wrong direction in the Queensland state and federal elections.

The state by-elections were caused by the resignations of two MPs: former Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk...

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