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STEPHEN MAYNE | QLD | 1

Mayne: can Newman win his defamation case against Alan Jones?

Crikey’s founder draws some interesting parallels between Jeff Kennett and Campbell Newman’s defamation lawsuit.

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Cracks appear in Newman’s persona as crunch time approaches

Campbell Newman’s nerves appear to be frayed, with some questionable campaigning by the Queensland Premier.

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Poll Bludger: will Newman pull a Kennett on Saturday?

Remember when the Queensland LNP campaign was unrelentingly positive? That phase appears to be over …

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Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

Campbell Newman’s gutting of political donation disclosure laws means many hundreds of LNP donors can remain secret.

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Poll Bludger: LNP will hold on, but will Newman?

Labor is likely to do very well in the upcoming Queensland election, but probably not well enough to win government. But the real question is: will Queensland Premier Campbell Newman lose his own seat?

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The sincere plodder v the blustery major: Qld parties start their engines

The Queensland LNP and Labor launched their campaigns this week, with both focusing on one important issue: whether Campbell Newman should be premier.

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Mayne: Jones and Millner, Sydney’s crankiest autocrats go toe-to-toe in Qld election

Two Liberal party stalwarts, shock jock Alan Jones and New Hope Coal chairman Robert Millner, are at political loggerheads over the looming Queensland election.

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Poll Bludger: Newman’s relentlessly cheerful charm offensive

Labor and the LNP agree on one thing in their election campaigning: it’s all about Campbell Newman.

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Mayne: Queensland privatisation will not be mired in corporate cronyism

Calm down — privatising some state assets does not mean Bjelke-Petersen-style brown paper bags of cash.

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Newman to unveil ‘bells and whistles’ as privatisation dominates Qld election

Premier Campbell Newman prepares for his manifesto launch on Sunday while Labor waits, ready to pounce.

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Poll Bludger: the mad mish-mash of Qld’s minor parties

Disaffected voters in regional Queensland will be spoiled for choice this election with a rabid PUP, resurgent One Nation and an increasingly worried Katter.

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Mayne: Newman must kick assets to reduce Qld’s debt

Privatisation has always been the most effective method of moving state budgets back into the black.

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ALEX MITCHELL | QLD | 8

Labor strips back to basics as Newman pledges big bucks

As Queensland Labor goes door-to-door in an attempt to fight off irrelevancy, News Corp struggles to drive a wedge between Newman and the toxic Abbott government.

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WILLIAM BOWE | QLD | 14

Poll Bludger: Campbell’s gamble paid off — but it might not last until election day

Campbell Newman’s decision to call an early election looks like it’s paid off — but pollsters are right to be treating his rise in popularity with suspicion.

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ALEX MITCHELL | QLD | 16

Newman calls Qld election, News Corp provides the pro-LNP puffery

The Queensland election will come down to a question of what voters want more: coal seam gas and casinos, or to see Newman and Abbott kicked out of office.

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ALEX MITCHELL | QLD |

Newman in the fight of his political life, with Abbott a major liability

Labor won’t have the votes to unseat the LNP at next year’s Queensland election, but it might be able to turf Campbell Newman out of his own seat.

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QLD |

Catching Obamania in a hot and bothered Brisbane

The President of the United States sure knows how to put on a show. Freelance journalist James Rose is suitably impressed by the Magic of Obama.

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BERNARD KEANE | QLD |

The decline — and fall? — of the Palmer United Party

Clive Palmer’s once potent PUP is now polling badly — and following the same trajectory as other minor parties.

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BERNARD KEANE | QLD |

Essential: Labor on track in Victoria — and Palmer collapsing in Qld

Labor remains in the lead in Victoria, polling from Essential Research shows, and Clive Palmer’s party has faded badly in Queensland.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | QLD |

State 7.30 shows under threat, but still more popular than Leigh Sales

The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.

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ALEX MITCHELL | QLD |

Even if LNP holds on, Newman looks like a goner

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is something of a persona non grata these days — particularly in his own electorate.

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WILLIAM BOWE | QLD |

Poll Bludger: voters tire of PUP’s political circus

After a brief honeymoon period, the Palmer United Party has suffered a steady decline in its polling results since July. To recover lost ground, Clive will need one hell of an ad blitz in the lead up to Queensland’s 2015 election.

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BERNARD KEANE | QLD |

Should Labor have backed Clive’s War on Campbell?

Labor’s support for Clive Palmer’s inquiry into the Newman government is a politically rational response to the Coalition’s behaviour.

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WILLIAM BOWE | QLD |

Poll Bludger: doctors, nurses and teachers look set to turf Newman out

In his own seat of Ashgrove, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s primary vote is in the doldrums. Will the LNP lose its leader at the next election?

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BERNARD KEANE | QLD |

AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

The government won’t allow the Australian Federal Police to comment on whether its decision to go to war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism in Australia.

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