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18 November 2017 2:12 AM Labor to win in Queensland: Newspoll

Labor may return to government in Queensland, taking marginal seats from the Opposition via One Nation preferences, the latest Newspoll suggests. The survey of six swing seats suggests that both parties will lose votes to Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but the preferences will help Labor win other seats from the Liberal National Party, according to the poll published 10

10 November 2017 8:48 AM Queensland leaders debate cancelled over schedule

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls will not face off in one of the traditional debates of the election campaign after failing to agree to a date. The Queensland Media Club debate is usually held in the last week of the campaign, however Labor and the LNP wanted it held on different days. "Obviously they're very busy, especially 15

1 November 2017 3:42 AM West Basin park development could be named after Henry Rolland

A new lakeside park on Commonwealth Avenue is set to carry the name of an architect who supervised the construction of parts of early Canberra. Henry Rolland collected 684 of 1495 votes in an online poll for the naming of the new public park at West Basin, expected to open early next year. Henry Maitland Rolland was a resident architect from 1912 to 1916 and worked 18 1

31 October 2017 6:02 AM Same-sex marriage survey update: 12.3 million Aussies have voted

WITH a one week to go before same-sex marriage postal survey closes, the ABS has revealed how many Aussies have voted. The poll is in its final week, and 77 per cent of all eligible voters have now had their say, the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed today. Last Friday was the recommended final deadline for postal votes to put in the mail, but with the poll to close 29

30 October 2017 10:44 PM Nick Xenophon readies NXT for his Canberra departure, announcing Senate replacement and new name

Influential South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has outlined his succession plan once he leaves federal politics for good, naming senior adviser Rex Patrick as the man to take his place in the Senate. The party that bears its founder's name, the Nick Xenophon Team, will also be renamed as SA-BEST (Federal) — but he will keep hold of the reins of his Canberra 12

30 October 2017 7:25 PM Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

Axed regional president Carles Puigdemont, who called a banned independence referendum on October 1 that triggered the country's worst crisis in decades, was said to be in Brussels, although the motive for the trip was not known. Upping the ante in the standoff, Spain's chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion and sedition against 22

30 October 2017 3:43 AM Poll pressure not surprising: Bishop

Barnaby Joyce has reasserted the Nationals' critical role in the coalition government, as acting prime minister Julie Bishop admitted events of recent weeks had been damaging. Mr Joyce would ordinarily be acting PM with Malcolm Turnbull travelling to Israel for leader-level talks and the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. Instead he's unemployed and fighting 21

30 October 2017 12:23 AM Queensland election: Adani protesters disrupt Palaszczuk's campaign trail for second day

Protesters against the Adani mining project in north Queensland have again made their presence felt on the state election campaign trail. Adani protesters heckled both Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls yesterday and already this morning in Airlie Beach where Ms Palaszczuk is campaigning. One Nation questions are still dogging 12

29 October 2017 5:34 AM Palaszczuk calls election dogged by anti-coal protester, Nicholls rules out One Nation deal

Clear lines are being drawn in the first hours of the Queensland election campaign, with an anti-Adani protester disrupting the Queensland Premier's media conference and LNP leader Tim Nicholls ruling out any deal with One Nation to form government. Annastacia Palaszczuk called on acting Governor, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, shortly before 11:00am on Sunday 13

29 October 2017 12:39 AM Barnaby Joyce: One Nation unlikely to contest New England, will focus on Queensland election

One Nation is looking increasingly unlikely to field a candidate in the battle for New England. One Nation has been leaving the door open to a tilt for the northern NSW seat for weeks. But with so much riding on the Queensland election campaign, the party is playing down the chances of splitting resources and leader Pauline Hanson's time between two states 11