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State of play after Queensland election

STATE OF PLAY IN QUEENSLAND’S PARLIAMENT – Premier: Annastacia Palaszczuk (Labor) Opposition Leader: Tim Nicholls (LNP) – Parliament 93 seats: Labor – 43; Liberal National Party – 35; Katter’s Australian Party – 2; One Nation – 0; Independent – 1; Undecided – 12 Predictions: Labor 47, LNP 41, KAP 3, One Nation 1, Independents 2….

Queensland election winners and losers

WHO WON – AND LOST – IN THE 2017 QUEENSLAND ELECTION: WINNERS * Annastacia Palaszczuk – set to become the first woman in Australia to win two elections and looks set to acquire the majority government she so desperately wants after three years in a hung parliament. * Rob Katter – the Katter’s Australian Party…

Could the LNP be headed for divorce?

Could divorce – on the grounds of irreconcilable differences – be on the horizon for Queensland’s bruised Liberal National Party? At least one political analyst thinks so, and veteran Nationals MP Vaughan Johnson says the marital bed is decidedly frosty after the merged party’s poor showing in Saturday’s state election. It’s been almost a decade…

News from around the world

Militants kill 230 plus in Egypt mosque Militants have killed more than 230 people at a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the country’s modern history. – Reports of shooting sparks panic in London Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street…

Trump takes a pass on Time honour

US President Donald Trump has claimed he “took a pass” after being told he would likely be Time magazine’s Person of the Year again. “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and…

Queenslanders heading to the polls

Three million Queenslanders are heading to the polls to decide who will lead the next state government. After 28 days on the hustings, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls will join the battlers, city slickers and undecided in the fight for their political lives. But it could be days before a…