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Why this Queensland election is different — states are back at the forefront of political attention

  • Written by Graeme Orr, Professor of Law, The University of Queensland
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On October 31, Queensland will become Australia’s first state to go to the polls during the pandemic.

Normally, state elections pass amiably. They matter to the MPs, ministers and senior public servants concerned. But aside from what the tea leaves might imply for national electoral politics, they cast few ripples.

This year is...

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