Ready, set, go

As I type, Peter Beattie is speaking at a press conference announcing a Queensland state election for September 9. Following a very late night last night, I have knocked into shape a partially completed election guide that might be wanting for a bit of proof-reading. At this stage it is limited to outlines of the electoral history of each seat, which will be fleshed out in due course with further detail on the areas covered by the electorates and commentary on the main candidates. Completion of this will probably limit the amount of blog commentary in the first week or so of the campaign, but we’ll see how we go.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

9 comments on “Ready, set, go”

  1. Hi. I am writing my Master dissertation on the effect blogging has on political campaigns. And I am using the Queensland state election as a case study.

    At the moment I am trying to make up a list of all the political opinion blogs that are likely to discuss the election. If anyone has an interest in helping me do this I would be very pleased.

  2. Front page of the Courier-Mail website.

    “THOUSANDS of Queenslanders risk not voting on September 9 because Premier Peter Beattie advised Governor Quentin Bryce to set the close of enrolments in the minimum permissable time — just five days.”

    I wonder if there will be similar outrage next year when the Federal election is called and the rolls close at once, no five days grace.

  3. You might want to update your page for the Gympie race – Elisa Roberts backpedalled yesterday and announced that she will indeed run again.

  4. It appears to me likely that the qld government will be relected
    this is based on the big majority they already have and
    the fact that the libs & nats cannot get their act together
    If there were to be a change of government there would be more
    seats held by the liberals or nationals.
    also it is possible that the alp could win back Chatsworth,Redcliffe or

  5. sorry I intended to say there would be more seats held by the liberals than
    the nationals if there were to be a change of government

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