The one upside was it gave Deb Frecklington a chance to go off-script, pushing back strongly with her support for women in Queensland, in a genuine performance that was easily her best of the campaign so far. -Deb Frecklington when asked today if she identifies as a feminist. At least a third of Queensland's 3.3 million voters were expected to cast their ballots before election day on October 31.

LNP fundraising furore leads to calls for Qld's donation laws to be beefed up. Major population centres include Childers, Booyal, Elliott Heads, Bargara, Rosedale, Lowmead, Miriam Vale and areas surrounding but not including Bundaberg. The LNP leader, Deb Frecklington, quickly changed the subject when asked about her party’s position on gestational limits for abortion this week. Georges Paragon Restaurant in Brisbane on 6 October from 7.30pm, Tha Fish in Cairns on 3 October from 5.45pm to 8.30pm, Vivo Palm Cove on 5 October from 5.15pm to 9:00pm. By contrast Labor refused to set a target, saying it will instead focus on jobs growth, although didn't set a firm target there either. “A lot of the women who I socialise with are very well educated.". Electoral Commissioner of Queensland Pat Vidgen then announced an amnesty for any such donations, which were disclosed in full and returned.

Ms Palaszczuk said she found it hard to believe anyone could still hold those views. “I will be attending and I will be looking at the agenda when I get back to Brisbane later today,” she said. Queensland has seen just one new case of coronavirus today, a returned international traveller, while testing has been ramped up around Townsville after a woman from there tested positive after travelling to Victoria. In a submission to the Economics and Governance Committee inquiry into the laws, the centre warned that the "narrow" definitions would not cover expenditure on campaign staff and consultants, income from large party membership fees, or fundraising events. Labor claims the LNP can't achieve its proposed budget surplus in the next four years at the same time as getting the unemployment rate down to 5 per cent, because it would have to cut jobs to do so, pointing to the legacy of the Newman government's cuts to the public sector during its one term in office. Given the political bricks that were flying everyone involved should have been wearing hard hats but none made an appearance today. Queensland Health has issued an updated public health alert expanding its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited. She has 30 years of experience as a nurse and holds a masters in mental health. “Elected officials and candidates should be alert to the strategies and tactics that may be used by some in the private sector to buy or exert influence.”. The 2020 AFL Premiership Cup at the Gabba.Credit:Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images. At the 2017 election, 26 per cent of people cast their vote at a pre-poll station, up from 10 per cent at the 2012 election. Lydia Lynch is Queensland political reporter for the Brisbane Times, Toby Crockford is a breaking news reporter at the Brisbane Times. -Labor's MP for Thuringowa Aaron Harper, moved to a spurt of bush poetry over the former police officer's gaffe. Mr Doyle released a statement on Thursday afternoon in response to the criticism.“It’s disappointing that Labor wants to make this election about old social media posts instead of about which party has the best policies to grow the economy and create jobs," he said.

After high-level audits of party bank statements as part of the ECQ's reviews, debt recovery notices were eventually issued to two unnamed political parties for a total of almost $33,000.

"The party routinely seeks advice from the ECQ because the donation laws that have been put in place by the Labor Party are complex. Contact tracers are working through contacts of a woman from Townsville who tested positive in Melbourne three days after arriving in the Victorian capital. MP. This year, Queensland was set to break tradition, with a full budget set to be delivered in April ahead of the scheduled federal budget in mid-May. The ambiguity was too much for Greens MP Michael Berkman, who called for all corporate donations and cash-for-access meetings to be banned. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. Several research, media and polling firms conduct opinion polls during the parliamentary term and prior to the state election in relation to voting.
"It doesn't say whether her office has been referred to the ECQ, whether her involvement in events has been referred to the ECQ, or whether those events were referred to the ECQ.". The Palaszczuk government introduced tough new donation laws in 2017 that prohibit property developers from donating to state and local political candidates. Despite reports there were discussions underway around increasing the capacity of the Gabba for the AFL Grand Final on October 24, the Queensland Premier says there are no plans to do so. Replay – Keppel debate: Candidates go head-to-head ahead of 2020 QLD election Watch the replay of the Mackay debate as ALP's Brittany Lauga and LNP…
The campaign is expected to shift focus tomorrow with both Labor and the LNP travelling back to Brisbane this afternoon to regroup ahead of media events in southeast Queensland on Friday.

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