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Campbell Newman is QLD's Premier

QUEENSLAND goes to the polls as the twenty-year-old Labor Government faces off against a challenge from the outsider, Campbell Newman.

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Election Timeline

8:45 PM Campbell Newman has taken the 2012 Queensland Election with the most severe victory seen in generations.
8:15 PM Anna Bligh has conceded defeat. Congratulations Campbell Newman.
7:45 PM Voter attacks Greens volunteer. LNP reaction: "He's not one of ours!". Read More ...
7:33 PM Liz Cunningham surges ahead as the ABC says the ALP may no longer be a party. Read More ...
7:29 PM A rare peak into the Gladstone counting room. Apparently the Gladstone electorate has become an electoral bloodbath. Read More ...
7:02 PM House speaker John Mickel is calling for Bligh to quit. Read More ...
7:00 PM Apparently news.com.au just crashed.
6:58 PM Looks like Toowoomba North is going to the LNP, Kerry Shine is set to lose his seat.
6:12 PM The Bully is keeping tabs on the results coming out of Northern QLD. Read More ...
6:12 PM Both Fraser Coast Incumbents are confident, but don't want to jinx themselves. Read More ...
6:12 PM Exit polls in Ipswich are confirming the worst for the ALP. Read More ...
3:56 PM Ipswich West incumbent Wayne Wendt's most hard-fought election is also his daughter's first. Read More ...
3:45 PM Do you think any of the major parties' promises are achievable?. Read More ...
12:49 PM Both the leaders of the ALP and LNP are promising to campaign till the last minute.
12:49 PM Great to see tweets with some humour:
ReachTEL: Exclusive Ashgrove exit poll: Sausage on bread: 65%; Cupcakes: 23%; Banana bread only took a small slice with 12%. #qldvotes #justjoking
12:28 PM Ashgrove voters relieved as Kate Jones makes peace with Campbell Newman. Read More ...
11:52 AM Toowoomba candidates admit that outcome will be too close to call until last ballot is counted. Read More ...
11:40 AM Social Media is beginning to make a difference for Gladstone's candidates. Read More ...
11:35 AM Anna Bligh's 11th hour plea for QLD not to let Newman and the LNP have 'unlimited power'. Read More ...
11:21 AM The kind of negativity that QLD voters have gotten sick of next to some more positive imagery from the Greens [Twitpic] View ...
11:10 AM Anna Bligh speaking to media, asking for undecided voters who've not yet made their vote to think hard before handing the LNP a blank cheque.
11:08 AM Politicians are really getting into the guts of Social Media. Read More ...
11:05 AM The punters certainly don't like the chances of an ALP victory. Sportsbet has them at almost unbackable odds. Read More ...
10:36 AM Outgoing MP Robert Schwarten clears out his office Read More ...
10:34 AM Tired KAP candidate Darren Hunt casts his vote [Twitpic] View ...
10:32 AM Bligh vs Hawke in beer sculling contest [Youtube] Watch ...
10:22 AM Coverage of the election in Gladstone is firing up as well Read More ...
10:06 AM Premier Anna Bligh is making her vote now. Keeping a brave face, waiting in line like everyone else. Yet to speak to the media.
10:02 AM Campbell and Lisa talking to the press as they cast their (absentee) votes, Lisa quite taken with butterflies. Understandable under the circumstances. Anna Bligh to vote soon.
9:58 AM The Greens hit back at Clive Palmer's accusations of CIA involvement Read More ...
9:48 AM For all you cyclists out there, here's an analysis of what each party will do for you Read More ...
9:36 AM Just as importantly, here's a map of all the Sausage Sizzles going on around the state Read More ...
9:15 AM THE ABC's Antony Green calculates that the LNP will win 72 seats of 89 Read More ...
9:08 AM The Greens are warning of dodgy how-to-vote cards being handed out Read More ...
8:24 AM Mackay has been held by Labor for 97 years, will that all end today? Read More ...
8:15 AM The Sunshine Coast Daily's Owen Jacques on the incredible fight ahead of MP Peter Wellington Read More ...
8:05 AM Dominic Beirne has tweeted that people are out in force to vote: 5 minutes to go and the line is long #QLDelection #QldPol #qldvotes
7:55 AM The mood is surprisingly chirpy for an election. Tweeter SJPetith tweets: todays the day we say Bye Bye Bligh! #qldpol #QldVotes
7:35 AM The BT's Petrina Berry tells the other side of the Ashgrove story: Kate Jones Read More ...
7:32 AM Phillip Coorey of the Brisbane Times reports that the ALP fear they may lose all their potential leaders in the landslide Read More ...
7:29 AM Daniel Hurst and Tony Moore from the Brisbane Times have done a background on Campbell Newman's run for Premier Read More ...
7:01 AM The ABC is reporting that the last Newspoll puts the ALP's primary support at just 28% Read More ...

23rd march

6:07 AM Rod puts hand up Read More ...
5:57 AM LNP win to lead to split review Read More ...
5:02 AM Mum, Olympian wants her voice heard Read More ...
4:54 AM Wives show full support Read More ...
4:49 AM Close race tipped Read More ...
4:00 AM One Nation wins draw Read More ...
4:00 AM Poll body brushes off complaints Read More ...
4:00 AM Candidates take a punt Read More ...

21st March 2012

8:05 PM Katter goes green Read More ...
1:16 PM LNP accused of trying to buy votes Read More ...

20th March

8:24 PM Union impressed with LNP pledge Read More ...
2:25 PM The Borg is Plan B Read More ...

Topics:  anna bligh, ashgrove, campbell newman, ecq, election, queensland election 2012, voting


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