Good morning, early birds. One Nation has inked a preference deal with the Katter Australia Party, a controversial Melbourne Cup and a Coles shelfstacker's defiance may pay dividends. 

NO ONE NATION DEAL

The Liberal National Party and One Nation will not exchange preferences in the Queensland state election, both parties say, as Pauline Hanson's group seeks to bag enough seats to make it a major player after the November 25 poll.