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Stafford by-election live

Ongoing coverage of the count for Queensland’s Stafford by-election, and its aftermath.

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Stafford by-election: July 19

Months after its shellacking at the Redcliffe by-election, Campbell Newman’s government faces another unwelcome test of its flagging popularity.

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Galaxy: 52-48 to federal Coalition in Queensland

A Galaxy poll of federal voting intention in Queensland has a somewhat less bruising result for the Abbott government than it has lately been accustomed to, as Campbell Newman’s state government girds itself for a difficult by-election.

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Redcliffe by-election live

Live coverage of the count for Queensland’s Redcliffe by-election.

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Redcliffe by-election: February 22

A week out from polling day, a Galaxy poll finds Queensland Labor all but certain to secure an eighth seat at next week’s by-election to replace former LNP member Scott Driscoll.

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South Brisbane by-election live

# % Swing 2PP (proj.) Swing McKenzie (IND) 318 1.8% Panorea (DSP) 662 3.7% McCreery (FFP) 237 1.3% Bragg (GRN) 3,602 20.3% 2.3% Grehan (LNP) 6,549 36.9% -1.2% 48.1% 2.7% Flenady (IND) 171 1.0% -1.0% Trad (ALP) 5,860 33.0% -5.9% 51.9% -2.7% Wardrop (KAP) 368 2.1% -1.2% TOTAL 17,767 Booths counted 18 out of 18 [...]

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Queensland part two: April 28

UPDATE 2 (26/4): Another ReachTel poll, this time of a large sample of 1085, finds the lord mayoralty race set for a repeat of Campbell Newman’s landslide in 2008. Newman’s LNP successor, Graham Quirk, is on 58%, Labor’s Ray Smith on 25% and Andrew Bartlett of the Greens on 14%. Whereas sentiment in the South [...]

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Brisbane Central by-election live

Vote Swing 2PP Grace Grace (Labor) 50.7 0.2 61.1 Anna Boccabella (Greens) 33.2 14.9 38.9 Mark A. White (Family First) 7.9 Ian Nelson (One Nation) 2.1 Erik Olaf Eriksen 3.2 Ronald Davy 2.8 COUNT 76 % 7.54pm. Wilston added. Labor wins. That’s me done for the evening. 7.43pm. Kelvin Grove added, leaving only Wilston. 7.30pm. [...]

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Brisbane Central by-election preview

The by-election to fill Peter Beattie’s vacancy in the state seat of Brisbane Central will be held tomorrow. With the Liberals sensibly declining to field a candidate, it is unlikely to be terribly exciting, despite inevitable wild talk about the Greens’ chances. The Nationals were at one point making noises about filling the void with [...]

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Peter out

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has announced his intention to retire as of Thursday. He will hand the reins to long-established heir presumptive Anna Bligh, who will follow Carmen Lawrence and Joan Kirner to become Australia’s third female premier. This means a by-election looms in Beattie’s seat of Brisbane Central. While this is hard to get [...]

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