Queensland State Election 2012

It’s game on in the pineapple state, with Anna Bligh facing a resurgent LNP under Campbell Newman. Bligh has entered the campaign encumbered by an ever-expanding list of unfulfilled commitments and policy failures and the formidable “it’s time” factor —  but the poll looms as one the most complex and fascinating contests to confront the Australian election watcher since the Pauline Hanson earthquake of 1998.

Crikey’s Queensland election coverage folds together news and analysis from our crack team of experts including William “Poll Bludger” Bowe and Mark Bahnisch.