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Toowoomba South by-election: preview and live coverage

William BoweJul 16, 201615 Comments

Voters in the state seat of Toowoomba South again trudge to the polls today after their former member, John McVeigh, sought a higher calling by replacing Ian Macfarlane as federal member for Groom.

Newspoll: 51-49 to state Labor in Queensland

William BoweJun 22, 20163 Comments

The Palaszczuk government gets yet another finely balanced opinion poll result, this time from Newspoll.

Morgan state polling: May 2016

William BoweJun 1, 201621 Comments

Morgan's SMS state polling finds the Liberals remaining competitive or better in Western Australia, and Labor running third in South Australia.

Galaxy: 52-48 to state LNP in Queensland

William BoweMay 15, 20165 Comments

The first Queensland poll since Tim Nicholls seized the Opposition leadership finds the Liberal National Party edging further ahead, despite a tentative reaction to its new leader.

ReachTEL: 52-48 to LNP in Queensland

William BoweApr 28, 20164 Comments

ReachTEL provides further evidence that the two parties remain closely locked together in Queensland, together with a big thumbs down for last week's sneaky reintroduction of compulsory preferential voting.

We have ways of making you preference

William BoweApr 21, 201660 Comments

A major tactical victory for the minority Labor government in Queensland, which has succeeded in tacking a return to compulsory preferential voting on to an Opposition-backed bill to increase the size of parliament.

Galaxy: 51-49 to LNP in Queensland

William BoweApr 17, 20163 Comments

The latest Galaxy state poll from Queensland records little change on either the election or the previous poll, with everything depending on unpredictable preference flows.

Morgan state polling: March 2016

Morgan state polling: March 2016

William BoweApr 2, 201612 Comments

Monthly state polling from Roy Morgan has Labor up across the board, while the Nick Xenophon Team reaches ever more incredible heights in South Australia. Also featured: a trend measure of all Western Australian state polling in the current term.

Queensland four-year terms referendum and council elections

William BoweMar 18, 2016129 Comments

A primer on tomorrow's electoral events in Queensland: a referendum to introduce fixed four-year terms for the state parliament, and council elections that include the big prize of the Brisbane lord mayoralty.

Galaxy: 51-49 to LNP in Queensland

William BoweMar 12, 201613 Comments

A new poll finds Queensland's Labor government to be as precariously placed on voting intention as it is on the floor on the parliament.