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Queensland: how it happened and what it means

As the count continues on the day after the election, Inside Story’s election analyst Brian Costar talks to Peter Clarke about a remarkable result and its national repercussions

Peter Clarke 1 February 2015 70 words

Queensland Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk with her family, including father Henry (left) and grandmother Beryle Erskine (seated), at Lions Richlands Club last night. John Pryke/AAP Image


To the surprise of most commentators, Labor looks set to form government in Queensland. Not so surprised was Brian Costar, professor of politics at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. He talks to Peter Clarke about what went wrong for the Liberal National Party.

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