Queensland Election 2020



Greens candidate promises free health care, better education

Premium Content Greens candidate promises free health care, better education

‘We will pay for our plans by making big mining corporations, banks and developers...

Landry challenges Labor Senator over Rocky rail yard sale

Premium Content Landry challenges Labor Senator over Rocky rail yard sale

Labor’s new plan to purchase the former Aurizon rail yard site to reboot rail...

Candidates face-off in battle for Maroochydore

Premium Content Candidates face-off in battle for Maroochydore

Candidates vying for Maroochydore showed views from all walks of life

TAFE expansion stand off: ‘Splinters up your cracker’

Premium Content TAFE expansion stand off: ‘Splinters up your cracker’

LNP challenged to back CQUniversity trade expansion. ‘Pull your finger out and get...

REPLAY: Maroochydore candidates go head to head

REPLAY: Maroochydore candidates go head to head

Submit your questions now for the live debate from 6.30pm

Port Alma to get $2M in infrastructure including boat ramps

Premium Content Port Alma to get $2M in infrastructure including boat ramps

KAP’s candidate for Rockhampton has promised money to upgrade Port Alma with...

REPLAY: Watch the Burnett election debate

REPLAY: Watch the Burnett election debate

REPLAY: Burnett voters get to see for themselves their local candidates in...

CQ grazier passionate about seeing change in region

Premium Content CQ grazier passionate about seeing change in region

Bruce Currie is running for the seat of Gregory in the 2020 state election.

Qld election: Mackay voters rush to polls early

Premium Content Qld election: Mackay voters rush to polls early

Think you’re skipping long queues by early voting? Think again.



Labor’s ‘Cuts Bus’ arrival in CQ sparks debate over promises

Premium Content Labor’s ‘Cuts Bus’ arrival in CQ sparks debate over promises

Just how the LNP will pay for its $26 billion in promises remains a mystery, but...

Full list: Meet your Qld election candidates for Mackay

Full list: Meet your Qld election candidates for Mackay

The 29 candidates chasing your vote across Mackay, Whitsunday, Mirani and...

One arrested as pre-poll marred by stolen, soiled signs

Premium Content One arrested as pre-poll marred by stolen, soiled signs

Police warn they will take action against election damage.

Full list of pre-polling booth locations in QLD

Full list of pre-polling booth locations in QLD

The ECQ has revealed they are expecting more electors to vote early

Candidate’s dad involved in incident at Boyne booth

Premium Content Candidate’s dad involved in incident at Boyne booth

A One Nation volunteer claims MP’s dad was involved in a physical altercation.

MP’s message to young girls after ‘vile personal attacks’

Premium Content MP’s message to young girls after ‘vile personal attacks’

Gaven MP Meaghan Scanlon has shared a heartfelt message “to all the little girls...

REPLAY: Trad v MacMahon in battle for South Brisbane

Premium Content REPLAY: Trad v MacMahon in battle for South Brisbane

Election candidates in the state’s most watched seat of South Brisbane will go...

‘Error’ puts high-profile Coast charity down as LNP donor

Premium Content ‘Error’ puts high-profile Coast charity down as LNP donor

LNP says error in donation recording was behind party donor listing


Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Premium Content Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Labor has announced it will build a “second Bruce Highway” if it gets re-elected, as voters continue to flock to early voting booths.

Days of ‘government lip service’ need to be over: Mayor

Premium Content Days of ‘government lip service’ need to be over: Mayor

Lower electricity prices critical to boosting region’s sugar production effort

The person talking most sense amid election bluster

Premium Content The person talking most sense amid election bluster

As Palaszczuk and Frecklington duke it out, a third woman has quietly being showing why she’s more popular than either of them, writes Keith Woods.

Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

Premium Content Katter accused of bullying while on state election hustings

Katter’s Australian Party patriarch Bob Katter has been accused of bullying while on the state election hustings.

Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

Premium Content Health in focus for Greens’ Burdekin candidate

The party has named its contender for the ultra marginal seat.

Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Premium Content Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Seeing Jacinda Ardern's landslide win to govern in her own right on the weekend could be an interesting predictor of things to come in Queensland.

Tell us the truth: Campaign flooded with misinformation

Premium Content Tell us the truth: Campaign flooded with misinformation

This has descended into one of the most ­debauched and dishonest election campaigns in Queensland history. Queensland voters deserve better.

‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Premium Content ‘It was horrible’: COVID shatters mum’s water birth plan

Outrage over Mackay Birth Centre plan prompts $800k election promise

Keppel candidate’s plan to free up legal system

Premium Content Keppel candidate’s plan to free up legal system

Society can prosper from the legalisation of cannabis in a number of ways, according to this candidate.

Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Premium Content Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Transgender athletes could be banned from playing women’s contact sport if the Katter Australian Party holds the balance of power after the state election.

LNP reveals ‘largest ever’ tourism marketing campaign

Premium Content LNP reveals ‘largest ever’ tourism marketing campaign

LNP leader Deb Frecklington lamented that Queensland seemed to no longer be Australians’ holiday destination of choice.

Political party goes missing in action in CQ

Premium Content Political party goes missing in action in CQ

It might be time to send out a search party.

$500k pledge to Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike trail

Premium Content $500k pledge to Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike trail

Hope for project to turn region into an ‘adventure travel capital’.

CQ region gets a new police beat and 150 additional police

Premium Content CQ region gets a new police beat and 150 additional police

With crime featuring as a key election issue, Labor has revealed plans to add an additional 150 police and deploy a mobile police beat.

$6.1M investment to crack down on underpaid labour hire

Premium Content $6.1M investment to crack down on underpaid labour hire

Incumbent Labor Minister Shannon Fentiman made the announcement in Bundaberg this morning.

LNP campaigner’s vile slurs against Labor MP

Premium Content LNP campaigner’s vile slurs against Labor MP

A serial Facebook pest working on the LNP campaign has accused Gaven MP Meaghan Scanlon of using her intellectually disabled brother to build her profile.

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

Send in your questions for the Gladstone candidates

FREE STORY: There has never been a more important time to make your voice count and help shape Gladstone’s future.

No political promise can prepare us for brave new world

Premium Content No political promise can prepare us for brave new world

LETTER: Virus from hell has created unique agenda that posed a labyrinth of twists and turns. Those who adjusted, survived the challenge, while many politicians have...

REPLAY: Aspley election debate

Premium Content REPLAY: Aspley election debate

The seat of Aspley is one of the key battlegrounds at the election. Watch live as the LNP’s Amanda Cooper and incumbent Labor MP Bart Mellish go head-to-head.

Queensland election: Arena-sized vision for Mackay’s future

Premium Content Queensland election: Arena-sized vision for Mackay’s future

The votes are in for the Daily Mercury’s state election survey.

Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

Premium Content Relief cash locked up: $4b disaster fund still unspent

The Federal Gov has been accused of dithering over the release of cash from its $4bn Emergency Response Fund after having announced the initiative 18 months ago

Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Premium Content Voters have their say on public sex offender register

Voters have shown support for a public sex offender registry after a heated debate between candidates for a Sunshine Coast electorate.

Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Premium Content Billionaire’s cash splash on Whitsunday candidate

Whitsunday election frontrunners the recipients of thousands of dollars in donations.

Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

Premium Content Youth from racist post seen on LNP campaign trail

The opposition’s election bid has been thrown off course again after a suspended Young Liberal involved in a racism scandal was filmed working for a candidate.

No democracy sausage on ‘busiest’ ever Mackay pre-poll

Premium Content No democracy sausage on ‘busiest’ ever Mackay pre-poll

The first day of voting has officially kicked off. Here’s what you need to know >>>