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Topic: 2012 Queensland election
Electoral imbalance in Queensland: putting votes into perspective

Electoral imbalance in Queensland: putting votes into perspective

The Queensland Greens claim last year's state election recorded the most unbalanced result in a sample of 132 recent elections in states and provinces across the world. It's a legitimate grievance, writes Charles Richardson.

Queensland to return to the ballot box

Queensland to return to the ballot box

Voters in the Sunshine State will return to the polling booth next week to vote in local government elections and, for South Brisbane residents, to choose a successor to Anna Bligh, reports William Bowe.

Mackerras: parliamentary representation and the case for reform

Mackerras: parliamentary representation and the case for reform

I think that the interests of good government are best served by giving the single biggest party a bonus when votes are translated into seats.

Queensland lopsided result makes the case for reform

Queensland lopsided result makes the case for reform

Final figures from Queensland's electoral commission reveal a massacre of astronomical proportions. But if you look at the vote totals a small element of doubt creeps in.

Will there be an interest rate cut?

Will there be an interest rate cut?

The expected speculation about an interest rate cut is underway just as my Crikey colleagues predicted it would be.

Hail the Bligh government … at least for the environment

Hail the Bligh government … at least for the environment

It is difficult to tell how the Beattie/Bligh Labor government will be judged but, when the history is written, special mention should be made of their achievements in protecting Queensland’s woodlands, writes Andrew Mcintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy.

Rundle: time to work out what a Labor Party is for

Rundle: time to work out what a Labor Party is for

In the aftermath of Queensland -- a place that, like Vietnam or Dresden or Hell, has become an event -- it's worth revisiting a debate that's been going on round Leftish traps, regarding the ALP in power.

Queensland election: has the LNP served its purpose?

Queensland election: has the LNP served its purpose?

It's on the non-Labor side that Queensland has always been different.