Big swing to the ALP in Queensland in the final two weeks secures re-election as One Nation support drops

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Market Research Update – Page: Online : 2-Nov-20

The Queensland ALP Government was re-elected as a continuing swing to the ALP in the final two weeks increased ALP primary support 4.9% since the 2017 Election to 40.3%. LNP support was up 2% to 35.7%. The increases came at the expense of One Nation which dropped 6.7% to 7%. The ALP swing was cemented as Premier Palaszczuk announced on October 30 the Queensland border would re-open to regional NSW from November 3 but remain closed to Greater Sydney and Victoria. The Roy Morgan Poll conducted on October 12-15, 2020 predicted swings to the ALP and LNP and a swing away from One Nation and showed a majority of Queenslanders in favour of Premier Palaszczuk’s hard border policy with NSW. [Click to view full article here]

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, ONE NATION PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Detailed Queensland elector concerns about a re-elected ALP Government or a potential LNP Government

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 28-Oct-20

Roy Morgan conducted extensive qualitative and quantitative research with Queenslanders about their concerns over either a re-elected ALP Government led by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk or a potential LNP Government led by Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington in the run-up to this week’s Queensland election. Interviewing for this survey was conducted with a representative cross-section of 1,187 Queensland electors from October 12-15 via SMS polling. LNP supporters are concerned about the poor economic management, spending, lack of integrity and corruption of a re-elected ALP Government. Meanwhile, ALP supporters are most concerned that a re-elected ALP Government will face hurdles to governing from a potential hung parliament as well as Federal Government interference. Meanwhile, ALP supporters are concerned about the quality of leadership of a potential LNP Government as well as their plans to cut services and cut public service jobs, while LNP supporters’ biggest concern about an LNP Government is Frecklington’s leadership.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND

First Greens MP to hold ALP to account

Original article by Sarah Elks
The Australian – Page: 4 : 7-Dec-17

The Australian Labor Party is set to be returned to office in Queensland after securing the 47 seats it needs to form government. The Liberal-National Party has won 39 seats to date, but Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has yet to concede defeat. Katter’s Australian Party has won three seats in state parliament, while Michael Berkman will become the state’s first Greens MP. Berkman has indicated that he will seek to revoke Adani’s licence to develop the Carmichael coal mine.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, ONE NATION PARTY, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF QUEENSLAND

Labor hits voters with new taxes

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 24-Nov-17

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt released details of four new or increased taxes on 23 November, just two days before that state’s election. The taxes, which include a new tax on luxury cars and an increase in the transfer duty surcharge imposed on overseas buyers of property, are due to come into effect in June 2018. They are aimed at helping to fund the $A2.8 billion worth of commitments that Labor has announced during the election campaign, but Liberal National Party treasury spokesman Scott Emerson says boosting taxes is not the way to grow the Queensland economy.

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QUEENSLAND. TREASURY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, TATTS GROUP LIMITED – ASX TTS, PROPERTY COUNCIL OF QUEENSLAND

LNP risks $20b for clean energy

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 23-Nov-17

The Liberal National Party has stated it will scrap the Queensland government’s 50 per cent renewable energy target if it wins the election on 25 November. It has also promised to construct a coal-fired power station. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk notes Queensland already has eight coal-fired power stations, while she contends that scrapping the renewable energy target will put $A20 billion worth of investment at risk. LNP leader Tim Nicholls has stated the target is not realistic, while he contends the current government has used taxpayers’ funds to subsidise large solar energy projects.

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LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, INFIGEN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX IFN, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF ENERGY AND WATER SUPPLY, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, NORTH AUSTRALIA INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITY

Just build it, Palaszczuk tells Adani

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 22-Nov-17

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Adani to just commence work on its $A16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine, rather than wait for any possible federal assistance. Speaking during campaigning for the Queensland election, Palaszczuk noted Adani had received all relevant approvals for the mine. Palaszczuk has recently vetoed a federal government loan that would assist Adani with the Carmichael project, but she does not think that will hurt Labor’s chances of winning the election, which will be held on 25 November

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QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, ONE NATION PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND

Turnbull brands Palaszczuk regime lazy

Original article by Mark Ludlow, Matthew Cranston
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 4 : 20-Nov-17

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on Queenslanders to cast their votes against the Palaszczuk Labor government when they go to the polls on 25 November. Speaking on 19 November, Turnbull said the Palaszczuk government had been a lazy one, and that its obsession with renewable energy in a state that has vast coal resources had led to high power prices. Queensland opposition leader Tim Nicholls conceded that the previous Liberal National Party had made mistakes, but that they would not be repeated under any government he led.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, ONE NATION PARTY, ADANI MINING PTY LTD

LNP clear: ‘There will be no deals done with One Nation’

Original article by Jamie Walker, Michael McKenna
The Australian – Page: 8 : 8-Nov-17

Liberal-National Party of Queensland president Gary Spence has stressed that it will not seek a preferences deal with One Nation. He also notes that One Nation’s federal leader Pauline has also ruled out a preferences deal with the LNP in the state election, although Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk continues to claim that the LNP and One Nation will agree to swap preferences. Meanwhile, Hanson has downplayed suggestions that One Nation will seek a role in the state’s future government if it gains the power of power.

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LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, ONE NATION PARTY, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, ADANI MINING PTY LTD, LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA

One Nation wild card in Qld poll

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 10 : 30-Oct-17

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman forecasts that One Nation could win up to 10 seats in the 2017 state election. He believes that an alliance with One Nation is the only way that Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will be able to form government. One Nation’s state leader Steve Dickson is optimistic that the party will hold the balance of power in parliament after the election. Meanwhile, Nicholls says issues such as job creation and the cost of living will be the focus of the Liberal-National Party’s election campaign.

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ONE NATION PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, ADANI MINING PTY LTD

One Nation may target 60 seats

Original article by Sarah Vogler
The Australian – Page: 6 : 23-Nov-16

One Nation won 11 seats in the 1998 election in Queensland, and the party aims to field candidates in at least 60 seats at the next state poll. The party’s state and national secretary, Jim Savage, stresses that One Nation will only contest seats if it can field goods candidate, and he says it has held talks with some former Liberal-National Party MPs who lost their seats at the last election. However, he adds that no sitting L-NP MPs have been approached about defecting.

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ONE NATION PARTY, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET