Queensland campaign starts
The Legislative Assembly of the north eastern state of Queensland was dissolved today in readiness for the 24th March state election.
In the last election the Australian Labor Party (ALP) took 51 of the 89 Legislative Assembly seats, with the Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) taking 34 seats. A recent Galaxy poll suggests that there is likely to be an upset with the LNP on 60% and the ALP on 40% in a straight two way fight.
If Labor win this will be their sixth consecutive term in office. There is one new party contesting, Katter’s Australian Party. The party currently holds two seats in the Legislative Assembly, one as a result of a merger with the Queensland Party and one after an LNP member defected.