Queensland Election 2020



Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

Premium Content Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

LNP volunteer left ‘trembling’ after run in with Bob Katter

Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Premium Content Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Plus your say on what has Qld government got against farmers?

Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

Premium Content Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

The party has named its contender for the ultra marginal seat.

DON’T MISS IT: Watch the Burnett election debate today

DON’T MISS IT: Watch the Burnett election debate today

Burnett voters will get to see for themselves their local candidates in action.

Tell us the truth: Campaign flooded with misinformation

Premium Content Tell us the truth: Campaign flooded with misinformation

Tell us the truth: Election campaign flooded with misinformation

‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Premium Content ‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Outrage over Mackay Birth Centre plan prompts $800k election promise

Keppel candidate’s plan to free up legal system

Premium Content Keppel candidate’s plan to free up legal system

Society can prosper from the legalisation of cannabis in a number of ways...

Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Premium Content Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Katter’s Australian Party leader will try to block transgender women playing...

LNP reveals ‘largest ever’ tourism marketing campaign

Premium Content LNP reveals ‘largest ever’ tourism marketing campaign

LNP leader Deb Frecklington lamented that Queensland seemed to no longer be...



LNP campaigner’s vile slurs against Labor MP

Premium Content LNP campaigner’s vile slurs against Labor MP

A serial Facebook pest working on the LNP campaign has accused Gaven MP Meaghan...

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

FREE STORY: There has never been a more important time to make your voice count and...

No political promise can prepare us for brave new world

Premium Content No political promise can prepare us for brave new world

LETTER: Virus from hell has created unique agenda that posed a labyrinth of twists...

ASK NOW: Maroochydore candidates answer your questions

Premium Content ASK NOW: Maroochydore candidates answer your questions

The Maroochydore debate will go live at 6.30pm tonight. Submit your questions...

REPLAY: Aspley election debate

Premium Content REPLAY: Aspley election debate

The seat of Aspley is one of the key battlegrounds at the upcoming October 31...

Queensland election: Arena-sized vision for Mackay’s future

Premium Content Queensland election: Arena-sized vision for Mackay’s future

The votes are in for the Daily Mercury’s state election survey.

Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

Premium Content Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

Labor calls on Government to release emergency response funds

Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Premium Content Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Voters have shown support for a public sex offender registry after a heated debate...

Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Premium Content Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Whitsunday election frontrunners the recipients of thousands of dollars in...


Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

Premium Content Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

The opposition’s election bid has been thrown off course again after a suspended Young Liberal involved in a racism scandal was filmed working for a candidate.

No democracy sausage on ‘busiest’ ever Mackay pre-poll

Premium Content No democracy sausage on ‘busiest’ ever Mackay pre-poll

The first day of voting has officially kicked off. Here’s what you need to know >>>

Voters quick out of blocks with record early turnout

Premium Content Voters quick out of blocks with record early turnout

More than 100,000 Queenslanders have already cast their vote, in an unprecedented turn out on day one of early voting.

Palmer’s millions: Can he swing ballot?

Palmer’s millions: Can he swing ballot?

Clive Palmer is hoping he will help “sway” the Queensland election result as he did the 2019 federal election, but he’ll be bitterly disappointed.

‘I don’t care’: Act of defiance blindsides Premier

Premium Content ‘I don’t care’: Act of defiance blindsides Premier

A Labor candidate in an ultra-marginal north Queensland seat has defied the Premier, urging voters to put the LNP last, in a direct contradiction of Annastacia...

Numbers game: What Trad needs to win

Premium Content Numbers game: What Trad needs to win

She’s the highest profile Government backbencher to ever contest a Queensland election, but the numbers show it’ll be tough for Jackie Trad to keep her seat.

Hot topic: Where candidates stand on euthanasia

Premium Content Hot topic: Where candidates stand on euthanasia

The issue of euthanasia has become a hot topic ahead of the state election. Find out where the candidates on your electorate stand on the subject.

EXCLUSIVE: LNP joins TAFE Centre of Excellence funding fight

Premium Content EXCLUSIVE: LNP joins TAFE Centre of Excellence funding fight

CQUniversity estimated the 26,000 sq m centre at its North Rockhampton campus would train 1,100 apprentices by 2025.

‘Not now’: Dick refuses to tackle key question

Premium Content ‘Not now’: Dick refuses to tackle key question

As he launched a “cuts express” bus tour in an attack against Deb Frecklington, Cameron Dick has confirmed he is still committed to its fiscal principles

ECQ responds to election signage ‘discrimination’ claim

Premium Content ECQ responds to election signage ‘discrimination’ claim

MP blocked from displaying election signage in Mackay and Rockhampton.

Major plans to revive tourism for historic CQ town

Premium Content Major plans to revive tourism for historic CQ town

Both new and restored site attractions could soon be opened as the region looks to drive its tourism rates.

Evans told: ‘Hang your head in shame’

Evans told: ‘Hang your head in shame’

Controversial personality Pete Evans has been urged to retract comments made about the late president of Australia’s GP body who died of cancer.

Early polling proves popular at Rocky booth

Premium Content Early polling proves popular at Rocky booth

Residents were pleased to get their four-yearly civic duty done and dusted as soon as possible.

Where two leaders stand on euthanasia

Premium Content Where two leaders stand on euthanasia

Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed she would vote to legalise voluntary assisted dying if her Labor government wins a third term at the October 31 election.

Premier’s last-minute curve ball catches LNP off guard

Premium Content Premier’s last-minute curve ball catches LNP off guard

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s pledge to urgently introduce laws to legalise voluntary assisted dying was a curve ball that has caught Deb Frecklington off guard.

New laws ‘could have saved mum from suffering’

Premium Content New laws ‘could have saved mum from suffering’

A grieving daughter, whose elderly mother died after a four-month hospital stay, has said proposed laws could have spared her mum from suffering.

Outspoken 5G opponent joins election race for seat of Keppel

Premium Content Outspoken 5G opponent joins election race for seat of Keppel

She fought to halt the rollout of 5G technology in Yeppoon, and now Paula Ganfield is fighting for your vote.

Coast voters turn out in droves for pre-polling

Premium Content Coast voters turn out in droves for pre-polling

A line of people as long as you’d expect for free ice cream was how one Sunshine Coast polling booth volunteer described the start of early voting for the State...

Stakes high as leaders go head to head in People’s Forum

Premium Content Stakes high as leaders go head to head in People’s Forum

Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deb Frecklington will go head to head as they take questions from undecided voters during next week’s People’s Forum.

$180m and counting: Coast's big election promises

Premium Content $180m and counting: Coast's big election promises

The contest for the October 31 state election is heating up, with promises coming in thick and fast on the Sunshine Coast. See what has been promised for the region so...

State Election 2020: Who your candidate is putting first

Premium Content State Election 2020: Who your candidate is putting first

The Sunshine Coast candidates vying for your vote have released their preferences for the upcoming State Election, and there are some surprising results.

‘Accidental Premier’s’ incredible rise

‘Accidental Premier’s’ incredible rise

Annastacia Palaszczuk was never supposed to be Premier – but she can thank one major thing for her historic run of success.

REPLAY: Watch Pumicestone candidates debate

Premium Content REPLAY: Watch Pumicestone candidates debate

Candidates in the hyper-marginal seat of Pumicestone will from noon today take part in a special live debate, addressing the region’s key issues.

Grandparents voting for child safety after horror murder

Premium Content Grandparents voting for child safety after horror murder

‘No one is talking about the kids’: Family of murdered Mason Parker say parties need to tell voters about child safety policies.

Sex offender register sparks fiery debate on Coast

Premium Content Sex offender register sparks fiery debate on Coast

Fears the creation of a public sex offender registry could spark lynchings have been raised during a heated election debate between Ninderry candidates.