With the polls having closed a few hours ago, and with counting well underway, it seems that the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has narrowly escaped a severe sunburn in the sunshine State. Since this election was held in the midst of a pandemic, however, an unprecedented number of postal ballots has yet to be counted. Nevertheless, the ABC has called the election for the ALP, though it is unclear whether Labor can continue governing in its own right or will have to rely on Green support.
In my new podcast episode I give listeners a quick rundown of current results and share my passion for Queensland’s political history. From the years of Labor domination to the ascendency of bible-bashing bastard Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, a staunch anti socialist and the father of right-wing populism in Australia. Love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him.