Topic archives: Queensland ALP

Poll Bludger: as Tim Nicholls finally concedes, what has the LNP learned?

December 8, 2017 10

As the LNP licks its wounds, it would do well to consider what damage the 'toffs in Ascot' did to their chances in regional QLD

Seats to watch: Petrie, the bellwether Labor has to clinch

July 1, 2016

If Labor is to pull off the Queensland swing it needs, it has to clinch Petrie.

Poll Bludger: can Labor take the crucial Sunshine State marginals?

June 2, 2016 1

Shorten's recent movements may reflect a calculation that Labor can still chart a narrow course for victory through Queensland's abundance of marginal seats.

Poll Bludger: Newman’s relentlessly cheerful charm offensive

Poll Bludger: Newman’s relentlessly cheerful charm offensive

January 20, 2015 4

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

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 23, 2013 2

Mapping democracy at Macca's ... Labor rumbles in Qld ... help Crikey name the royal baby ...

Galaxy: apocalyptic results for Labor in QLD

Galaxy: apocalyptic results for Labor in QLD

August 29, 2011

The latest Galaxy federal poll of Queenslanders sees a two-party preferred of 63-37 to the Coalition. The swing of 8% from the 2010 election would leave Kevin Rudd as Labor’s only QLD representative, writes William Bowe.

An early Queensland election is Bligh’s to lose

An early Queensland election is Bligh’s to lose

March 24, 2011 3

If there is an election in Queensland this year I'll be backing Anna Bligh to win.

Has Bligh ‘pawned her political soul’?

September 8, 2009

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is a member of the Labor party, right? asks Paul Syvret. Because her actions regarding abortion and selling public assets seem to ignore her party's principles.

Goods news for QLD economy

August 26, 2009

Some good news for Queensland, with sugar sweetening the Queensland economy's woes. Plus, a sub-editor with a sense of humour about election speculation and campaigning.

Crikey Backgrounder: Bligh’s Queensland gets a touch of the Fitzgeralds

July 27, 2009 4

There's been a certain feeling of deja vu over the past fortnight in Queensland. The jailing of a former Minister, allegations that government was far too close to business and then ... the piece de resistance.

The fallout inside the ALP after Qld election campaign

July 9, 2009 1

Outgoing Queensland ALP assistant state secretary Terry Wood has defended himself against claims of incompetence during the March election campaign.

Nothing casual about Queensland government terminations

May 15, 2009 3

What's happening with staff in the Queensland government?

Crikey readers call time on The Monthly saga

May 7, 2009

Crikey reader Sean Hoskings writes: "In line with the 'Monthly' saga, I request that Crikey give due coverage to the internecine fighting that has occurred in the P&C canteen of my daughter's public school." Ok, we get it, enough already.

ABC on Merri Rose: not the full story

October 21, 2008 10

Australian Story continued its finest whitewashing tradition by providing half an hour for former Minister Merri Rose to explain how she was a victim, writes Bernard Keane

Manildra shells out $348,300 in ALP donations

February 1, 2008 1

There was a time when the ALP sent back a $50,000 cheque from the head of the Manildra Group of companies Dick Honan but times have apparently changed, writes Richard Farmer.

Will Wayne Swan protect the world’s most expensive banking system?

November 27, 2007

New Treasurer Wayne Swan was very keen not to frighten the banking horses during the election campaign, when his distanced himself from Peter Costello’s jawboning on interest rate rises, writes Stephen Mayne.

Comrie-Thomson: What happened in Queensland?

November 25, 2007 1

Public humiliation is a sobering experience. In my poll predictions I picked the bleeding obvious in New South Wales and completely misread Queensland, writes Paul Comrie-Thomson.

Government Senate support up: Morgan Poll

November 13, 2007

Coalition support in the Senate rose two points during November to 35.5%, according to polling by Roy Morgan Research. The Labor vote dropped two points to 44.5% in the same period, writes Christian Kerr.

Election fever hits as Brisbane goes to the polls

October 10, 2007

Here in progressive inner city Brisbane, we’re proudly in advance of the rest of the nation in actually having an election – we vote on Saturday in the Brisbane Central by-election caused by the resignation from Queensland Parliament of Peter Beattie. Mark Bahnisch reports.

Abortion debate evokes memories of the ALP split

July 23, 2007

Even in Queensland the anniversary wasn't getting much publicity, but 50 years ago the state was gripped by one of Australia's great political dramas, writes Charles Richardson.