But Adani would not have helped the Coalition to such considerable gains in Brisbane and its surrounds. Labor was also too weak on either side of the Adani-climate change equation. “The negative tax messages, particularly the noise about the retirement tax, did seem to cut through,” a senior Queensland Labor figure said. She thanked the Federal Liberal Government for its assistance in funding the planned M1 upgrade. Contrary to even internal polling, no LNP politicians lost their seats. Ms Frecklington promised a full budget would be delivered within 100 days of office, should her party win the election. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. The Labor-held seat of Macquarie was on a knife-edge. Sunday's events came as Queensland recorded zero new coronavirus cases, leaving four active cases. Some in Labor had argued the party should have abandoned the ultra-marginal central Queensland seats and run a more focused campaign in the city, where the party has been popular at state level.Compounding the problems for Labor strategists, the only place where the party outperformed predictions was the inner-city seat of Brisbane, from which it had pulled most campaigning resources to focus on other races. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. "That's why today I can commit that the government I lead will introduce legislation in February next year to provide for the legalisation of voluntary assisted dying.". In Higgins, the Liberals’ Katie Allen was successful, despite the Coalition suffering a 6.9% swing against it. The Premier also expanded the free TAFE and apprenticeships program, pledging to provide Certificate 3 TAFE courses in 26 priority skills areas. Safe Labor seats across Sydney’s west also swung heavily against the party, with swings of more than 5% in some seats. On a two-party-preferred basis, this translated to a 4% swing towards the LNP. Tasmania delivered another election-night shock, with the Coalition hopeful it could snare two seats from Labor – Braddon and Bass – on the back of a slump in its primary vote of more than 5%. We publish results of state and local government elections, by-elections and referendum results. “We thought we were in contests where we’ve been well beaten.”. Both PHON and UAP had pre-arranged preference deals to bolster the LNP and hand power to the Coalition. Statewide, Labor suffered a 2.5% swing against it on primary votes, translating to a 51-49 two-party-preferred result in the Coalition’s favour.
"I never expected numbers like this," admitted central Queensland MP Michelle Landry. Until the close of polling, most believed Queensland would remain relatively stable, with any movement in marginal seats in central Queensland providing a counterbalance to those in the urban south-east. Available for everyone, funded by readers. "The success of Queensland's COVID-19 health response is widely recognised," she said. Free apprenticeships will be provided in the aviation, electrical and automotive sectors. The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, comfortably survived a challenge from Labor’s Ali France in the northern Brisbane seat of Dickson, which was heavily targeted by GetUp campaigners as well as the ALP. In the Northern Territory, where the incumbent state Gunner government is deeply unpopular, the Country Liberal party was on track to secure a swing of about 3.75% across the territory. Queenslanders have a history of championing charismatic politicians like Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Peter Beattie and Barnaby Joyce — despite their considerable flaws. It was also Bill Shorten, who, frankly, wasn't liked as a leader. In Victoria, where Labor was confident of picking up enough seats to win government, the party was in the hunt to win Chisholm – vacated by the Liberal MP Julia Banks – along with Corangamite and Dunkley, which were made notionally Labor by a redistribution. And despite Clive Palmer spending an estimated $60m on campaign advertising, his United Australia party was able to secure only 3.4% of first-preference votes, with the result in Queensland on par with the national result. Jobs are key in Queensland and Adani's Carmichael Coal mine will guarantee work. With about half of the vote counted, the Labor party was only able to secure an increase in its primary vote in the state by 1%. Despite bigger swings in key seats of Lingiari and Solomon, Labor was still expected to hang on to the two key marginal seats in the north. Josh Frydenberg suffered an 8.8% swing against him in the seat of Kooyong, but the move will not be enough for him to lose his seat in parliament. After draft legislation was deferred in May, the Premier on Sunday announced her commitment to legalise voluntary assisted dying if her Government was re-elected.
When Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy rolled through the Sunshine State demanding voters shun coal, he hammered a nail in Bill Shorten's electoral coffin. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. ALP suffers federal election swing of more than 4% against it in the state, devastating its hopes of forming government• Coalition survives election challenge from independents in the bush• Australian election 2019 – live results• Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall, Sat 18 May 2019 14.37 BST The Liberal National party’s landslide victory in Queensland delivered it two extra seats, clawing back Longman and Herbert from the ALP while holding on to all of its marginal electorates in the state. Labor boasted its integrity would have been compromised had it made a pact with either of the minor parties to pocket their second votes. With just under two weeks until election day, Queensland's Labor and LNP leaders have formally launched their election campaigns, seeking to sway voters the day before early voting opens. The Liberals were also hoping to win back Malcolm Turnbull’s old seat of Wentworth, with its candidate Dave Sharma in a tight struggle with the independent MP, Kerryn Phelps.
In Western Australia, where Labor was targeting up to four marginal seats, the Coalition was on track to hold all of them, with about 50% of the vote counted. View Queensland election statistics. Ms Palaszczuk promised major new investments in the health and education sectors, including the introduction of voluntary assisted dying legislation. "People up here in central Queensland aren't stupid, they can work out that [Bill Shorten's] unsure what's going to happen in the coal mining industry," said returned LNP member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd. plans to make the Bruce Highway four lanes. Acknowledging the pressure and criticism she has faced over her tough border measures, the Premier said the Opposition had pressured her to open the borders 64 times.
Express your interest to work at this event. And just like that, Labor's fate was sealed. Coalition survives election challenge from independents in the bush, Tony Abbott loses his Warringah seat to Zali Steggall. Editor's note: This article has been amended to clarify that these swings are after preferences were distributed.
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