Queensland Election 2015 Guide – The Gurgler’s Final Guide to…..

A week to go, and as the leaders debate underwhelmed, so should the Gurgler’s 2015 Queensland Election Guide. Your one stop hail and ride for the Queensland State Election.

We try and provide as much interest in as short a time as possible for you to consider briefly and then move to a more reputable, or indeed better site.

But have a look at the goodness we’ve offered thus far, in our Election News group on the right. If you’re too lazy to even do that, here’s a list of our goodness thus far.

Gurgler’s Election Night Drinking Game
Lyne Ball – Gurgler’s Election Night Tipping Game
Gurgler’s Election 2015 Analysis
Gurgler’s Alternative LNP Premiers
Gurgler’s Alternative Candidates
The Gurgler’s Shop Election Themed Specials
Gurgler’s Alternative Asset Sales/Leases

However, if none of our gold tickles your fancy, we suggest the excellent ABC Election Guide, which is far superior than our, but so it should, it features Antony Green. It features interactive ways of predicting the election and far more information than you have time for. Find it here.

CANDIDATES

We’ve given you our list of alternative candidates, but please accept our favourite candidates that are actually in this election.

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TV COVERAGE
For us there is only one option for Queensland Election TV coverage and should be the only one for all. But we’ll go through what is on offer elsewhere on Saturday Night.

ABC
Features Antony Green, the voice and authority of Australian Politics, and the only reason you need to stay with the ABC. No ads and professional pundits who do this for a living instead of chatting about Kardashians ticks more boxes.

SKY NEWS
Just a serious and professional, but you have to pay for the privilege and it won’t stop the ads. Would more than likely feature Former Labour Powerbroker Richo, which is a good thing if the Qld election is determined to be interesting enough. Always willing to hand out pays to both sides.

CHANNEL 9 / 7
Will wheel out a range of past and present MPs who will attempt to inform and amuse the LCD, bring all the reporters up from Sydney as Queensland is obviously too stupid to report about itself to it’s own people, and hopefully interview Clive Palmer and get the storm off or argument that will feature in the wash up. Bob Katter though, should be a point of interest on Channel 7.

OTHERS
With SBS to busy showing obscure movies and TV Shows, and Channel 10 not interested in anything, will be the safety grounds for those not interested at all.

 

SEATS
Here’s your quick guide to some of the important seats, later on the full list of seats and margins from the previous election. Will polls giving the ALP anything between 5 and 13% swing, you can use this as your background to our Lyne Ball Tipping game or just interest in general.

ASHGROVE
If you don’t already know, it’s the seat Campbell Newman needs to win to stay on as premier. Up against the same foe as last election and previous MP Kate Jones, with the polls suggesting a very close finish, possibly in favour of ALP. This would leave a situation of a winning party but no premier. This could be a disaster, so why not read our thoughts on who the next LNP Premier should be.

INDOOROOPILLY
With big name previous MPs as Denver Beanland and Ronan Lee, and current Transport minister Scott Emerson, it is a seat to watch. Read our thoughts on the Indooroopilly seat in our previous article For Whom the Bell Polls.

LOCKYER
If your looking for where Pauline Hanson is turning up to this time, this is the one.

ALGESTER
Previous ALP heartland lost in 2012 by 9.1%, will be a litmus paper for statewide if it return to the ALP with a reasonable margin. Other similar seats are Ipswich West at 7.2%, Ferny Grove at 9.5%, and even Sunnybank (10.2%) and Kallangur (12.4%).

MOUNT ISA
Covering nearly a third of the state and an area bigger than Victoria and Tasmania combined, this seat features a three way battle with LNP and ALP battling out with a third generation Katter.

THE LIST
Here’s the definitive list of seats and margins for you to follow at home.

LNP SEATS & % MARGIN
Bulimba 0.1
Maryborough 0.3
Waterford 1
Lytton 1.6
Greenslopes 2.5
Sandgate 2.9
Nudgee 3.1
Cook 3.4
Capalaba 3.7
Ipswich 4.2
Logan 4.8
Townsville 4.8
Brisbane Central 4.9
Mount Coot-tha 5.4
Morayfield 5.6
Ashgrove 5.7
Keppel 6.4
Thuringowa 6.7
Ipswich West 7.2
Cairns 8.9
Nanango 9
Algester 9.1
Barron River 9.5
Ferny Grove 9.5
Murrumba 9.5
Stretton 9.6
Toowoomba North 9.6
Mundingburra 10.2
Sunnybank 10.2
Whitsunday 10.7
Burleigh 11
Mansfield 11.1
Mirani 11.2
Broadwater 11.3
Albert 11.9
Pumicestone 12.1
Kallangur 12.4
Everton 13.2
Callide 13.5
Pine Rivers 13.7
Chatsworth 14.1
Southport 14.7
Springwood 15.4
Mount Ommaney 16.5
Gympie 17.3
Burdekin 17.4
Burnett 17.4
Cleveland 18.1
Bundaberg 18.2
Lockyer 18.8
Hinchinbrook 18.9
Indooroopilly 19.5
Condamine 20.1
Currumbin 20.2
Glass House 20.4
Clayfield 20.6
Maroochydore 20.9
Redlands 21.1
Caloundra 21.2
Toowoomba South 21.6
Aspley 21.7
Hervey Bay 21.7
Beaudesert 22.3
Coomera 23.3
Moggill 23.9
Gregory 25.5
Noosa 25.5
Mudgeeraba 25.9
Buderim 26
Mermaid Beach 26
Kawana 26.3
Warrego 28.1
Surfers Paradise 29.5
Southern Downs 30.4
ALP SEATS & % MARGIN
Mackay 0.5
Mulgrave 1.1
Bundamba 1.8
Rockhampton 3.9
South Brisbane 4.7
Woodridge 5.8
Inala 6.9
Redcliffe (*) 7.1
Stafford (*) 12
IND or KATTER SEATS & % MARGIN
Yeerongpilly (*) 1.4
Nicklin 4.9
Mount Isa 10
Gladstone 14
Dalrymple 15.2
Gaven (*) 19.1

 

 

 

 

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About Gerry Mander 20 Articles
With a keen eye on all things news and especially politics after years of serving under Antony Green, Gerry has joined the Gurgler team to give his insights into the upcoming Queensland election.