Queensland votes: landslide for LNP

A referendum on the popularity of the carbon tax, perhaps? Watch out Julia, you’re next!

ANNA Bligh has conceded defeat after a blood bath for Labor at the Queensland election.

“It’s clear tonight that the people of Queensland have spoken with the strongest possible voice and they have voted for a change of government,” she said.

Ms Blight congratulated the Liberal National Party and leader Campbell Newman on what she called an historic victory.

“I wish Campbell Newman all the best as he embarks on the task of forming a new government and of assuming the responsibility of office,” Ms Bligh said.

Ms Bligh gave special thanks to her deputy, Andrew Fraser, who has lost his western Brisbane seat of Mount Coot-tha.

“He is one of the brightest and best minds that I’ve ever worked with,” she said. “He is one of the most decent human beings that I’ve ever met, and he’s all that any leader could ever ask for in a deputy.

“I believe that he’s a young man with a magnificent future.”

The Liberal National Party is on track for a landslide win in Queensland, with Labor to be left with 10 or fewer seats, an exit poll shows

The poll, for the Nine Network, gives the LNP 63 per cent of the two-party preferred vote, to Labor’s 37 per cent.

That’s a 13 per cent swing against the Bligh Labor government, leaving it with 10 or fewer seats in the 89-seat parliament. (source)



  1. The Loaded Dog says:

    Hey Gillard….listen up….and listen up good.

    Consider this Qld election as the State entree hungrily consumed. We the Australian voters continue to salivate for the Federal main course. A course that you continue to deny us…..but one that we WILL have…

    • One would think that she may have taken a hint from the blood bath in NSW last year. Obviously not, as the turn away from labor in their traditionally safe seats is even worse.
      The best result I saw was the swing away from the greens!

      • Greens & ALP are getting less and less support, because the people on the street are realizing that: GLOBAL warming is 100% lie. The only people that still believe in the phony GLOBAL warmings, are are the fundamentalist ”fake Skeptics”. They are still searching what let them down: is it the sunspots, galactic dust, Santa’s toy factory extra CO2 production, Rudolf’s methane, or what?!

        They don’t have enough dignity, to admit that; they have being duped by Ian Plimer that; warmings / coolings are GLOBAL. Reason Warmist can get away with: missing heat, planet warmed for the last 30 years by 0,075C… That is precision to a one thousandth of a degree. Yes, the third digit after the zero represents the thousandths of a degrees precision. Plimer’s zombies cannot point all the proofs, that Warmist have being lying; because the ”fake Skeptics” don’t want to be proven that the GLOBAL warming is 100% fake, same as them. On 99,9999999% of troposphere nobody is monitoring – on few place 2m above the ground monitored ONLY for the hottest minute of the day – for the fakes that minute is much more important, than the other 1439 minutes in 24h

        Millions of people are robed, for billions of dollars; but Fake’s ego is more important. Reason Greg Hunt, Christopher Payne, Turnbull , Plimer are holding Abbott’ by his throat; not to declare before the next election that: GLOBAL warming is a 24 carat CRAP!!!

        Warmist predicted GLOBAL warming because of Anthropogenic CO2. CO2 increased beyond anybody’s expectations – not a hint of the Al Gore’s & Plimer’s GLOBAL warming – people on the street started to realize that: Warmist followers and the fake Skeptics are the biggest bullshit addicts. The old saying: tell a lie 7 times, after; every bullshit addict will fight to death; to prove that it was for real.

        The truth will win: EXTRA HEAT IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOT ACCUMULATIVE!!! Oxygen + nitrogen regulate the temperature overall to be same in the atmosphere all the time. 2] part / parts of the planet can get warmer than normal – ONLY IF OTHER PARTS SIMULTANEOUSLY GET COLDER. That’s what the laws of physics say. Hansen & Plimer don’t control / regulate the temperature – both of them are ” different sides of THE SAME CON”. Michael Mann’s prediction of GLOBAL warming by 1-5C and Plimer’s ”PREDICTION” of 0,5C, are the mother of all lies ever invented. The most costly and most destructive lies. My suggestion to the Australian Fakes: if you admit before the next federal election; that you have being duped by Plimer; the egg on your face will not be rotten. If Abbott is getting cornered before the election, to promise few billions for ”fixing the NON-EXISTENT GLOBAL warming; will not be the Warmist fault, because they believe in 90% ”possibility” of global warming – ONLY Plimer’s Fake Skeptics 101% in GLOBAL warming; they manipulate the honest people in Australia – they are the reason we have the highest carbon tax.

        Truth: extreme weather is not GLOBAL warming or cooling – it’s global warming and cooling simultaneously, always!!! The hotter one part gets = the colder other part / parts of the planet gets, simultaneously, ALWAYS. That makes Plimer’s crap more harmful than Al Gore’s crap. Stefan’s formula: {EH->AE->EHR}
        Extra Heat-> Atmosphere Expands-> Extra Heat Releases

  2. Next up is Julia!!!!

  3. Wait for the usual spin from Gillard and co. that the Queensland election was fought on local issues.

    Sorry Joolya but it’s a hint at the coming storm against Labor nationally. Bob Brown should be worried too, the Greens also took a hit, with Katers Australia Party taking 3rd place.

  4. Has no one noticed the LNP platform:

    A Liberal National Government will establish an Emissions Reduction Fund to support CO2 emissions reduction activity by business and industry.

    We will support 140 million tonnes of abatement per annum by 2020 to meet our 5 per cent target.

    • A future Policy statement from an Opposition is NOT A PROMISE!

    • The Liberal Party aren’t perfect in that area, but overall their policies and core values are a lot better than the other parties. There are still moderate conservatives such as Ted Baillieu and Barry O’Farrell who are entrenched in the lie that is man made climate change.

    • BLF, unfortunately you are correct. Queenslanders were impatient to wait for federal election, pretended that Anna is Julia. I was one of them. 2] Abbott lives in his cocoon; surrounded by Greg Hunt and Payne. He will be giving big millions to green mobs, to prevent the imaginary GLOBAL warming. I was just reading on Simon’s blog; complaining that: medieval warming was GLOBAL; but the leading Warmist consider it as local / in Europe.

      The truth: because they consider it as localized, that is the only correct thing that came from the Warmist. At that time, everybody was scared to sail more than 50miles west of Portugal – not to fall of the planet. Unfortunately, Simon is peddling Plimer’s crap to the last drop – them two somehow know that was at that time warmer in Patagonia, Brazil, Oceania, Antarctic…?!

      In Europe can get warmer by 3C, needs to be cooler on those places by 0,02C, to be equal. Unless Simon and Ian can prove to the secular people: which company made their thermometer at that time – it should be called ”Plimer’s carbon tax” mo matter collected as carbon tax, or whatever before the election the Liberals commit to call it…

      Warmist promised GLOBAL warming – didn’t eventuate, the game is over. Tragically, now is Plimer’s and Simon’s ego; preventing them to admit that is no such a thing as GLOBAL warming. History will judge them. Proving with past phony GLOBAL warming that is not going to be one in 100years is the best music to Warmist ears. Guys, EXTRA HEAT IN THE PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE IS NOT ACCUMULATIVE!!! Climatology is a shonky profession. Now Hansen, Mann are lying, but because of tremendous scrutiny – they think before tell a lie. In the past, nobody was scrutinizing that profession and their discoveries.

      One finds some imprint of warmer than normal somewhere – to get funds and attention – declares it as GLOBAL – then it goes in the school books and become official… the rest of them were looking for body parts, to fit the cloths… Most of those are in the Warmist camp; they know is crap – Plimer with that is trying to prove that is no GLOBAL warming in 100years… ooops, he ”knows that is going to be warming of 0,5C…?!?!?! Even though he deserves it, he should wear the Gore’s medal with shame.

      Few days ago, Michael Mann said on OZ ABC: ”they found in equatorial regions was colder during the medieval ages”
      No need for them to look for proofs; they know that is all crap = he is rubbing Plimer’s nose. Plimer cannot say that: nobody knows what was the temp at that time in mid Pacific, Antarctic, south Atlantic. Because Mann uses Plimer’s lies to his advantage. Someday, Simon + Plimer might get a medal from Mann, Hansen and Al Gore, for creating backdoor exits for the Warmist.

  5. Odd that Bligh mentions the word “responsibility”.. didn’t realise she knew the word existed !

    Gillard definitely doesn’t !

  6. Can Cookie Boy keep his job at QU now Labor are scuttled? Campbell Newman will be looking to save a few dollars here and there and booting out fart features would be a great start. It would make my day to see the smirk scrubbed off the smarmy face of that self-aggrandizing Horray Henry.

  7. Mises Scholar says:

    “On Dennis Miller’s radio show Thursday Lord Christopher Monckton, a former policy adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and an activist against global warming “alarmism,” went all-in on questioning President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

    “… the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley hinted about his position on the issue in April 2010 at a tea party rally on the National Mall near the White House.
    But on Miller’s show, he said the birth certificate issue was far more important that combatting so-called anthropogenic global warming.

    “I mean, hey you got a president who has a false birth certificate on the Internet, on the White House website,” Monckton said. “It’s not even clear where he was born…

    “… Miller protested by saying he disagreed with the suggestion that Obama has a fraudulent birth certificate. But Monckton dug in his heels.

    “I don’t know whether he is Kenyan or not,” Monckton said.

    “The point is that if I were you, I would want to make absolutely sure that he was born here before allowing him to be elected. And the birth certificate that he put up on that website, I don’t know where he was born. But I do know that birth certificate isn’t genuine.”

    Monckton firmly asserted that the birth certificate on the White House website wasn’t real, and claimed it could be dismantled with software.

    “It appears in layers on the screen in such a way you can remove quite separately each of the individual dates,”

    Monckton said.

    “You use Adobe Illustrator and each of the individual dates is in its own separate layer. This thing has been fabricated. Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio of Arizona has had a team on this for six months. And he has now gone public and said there’s something very desperately wrong with this and of course nobody is saying anything because the entire electorate has been fooled.”

    “… I haven’t a clue where Obama was born and I wouldn’t want to entreat into the private grief behind investigating. But the point is, is what he has done on the White House website is he has put up a document which he is plainly a forgery and I would regard that as a very serious matter.”

  8. There is one important message for Gillard from the Queensland election.

    Keep the concession speech short- no-one cares.

  9. What a glorious day. No one predicted the extent of the massacre. A prelude to the main event in 2013.
    I wondered if the leftie journalists would take this result on board and acknowledge the ramifications for Federal Labor but no – they are still on Planet Mars. Albanese also spent 5 seconds on the result before slamming Tony Abbott. That’s why Labor will be in the wilderness for a long time. They just don’t get it.

  10. justmeint says:

    I have to agree that I am thrilled about the result in QLD amd happy for the people up there. But I still have serious doubts federally….. IF we should be so lucky to get rid of the red/green government in Canberra, can we be guaranteed that A LNP government will do away with the Carbon tax and the Mining Tax? AND NOT bring in another useless expensive ‘save the planet’ tax in its place?

  11. Richard N says:

    It’s laughable the way political commentators are generally dissmisive of the carbon tax being a factor in the rout. Of course it was. It just does not sit well with their leftish warmist mentality.

  12. My Only concern, and it has been for a while, is that this swing would be as big as it is, and the pendulumn has swung too far the other way, too fast.

    We are one economic disaster away from an extreme view ceasing control of a party with an enormous amount of legaslative power.

    Imagine Labour or Greens with this sort of majority? Frightening!

    Well, it works both ways.

  13. Confiscate and return all stolen assets to the People of Queensland and if those assets are National Assets, Nationalise them.
    Who Dares !

  14. Actually, most Australians accept the peer-reviewed science on climate change, and not the muckraking of ‘climategate,’ nor the pseudoscience offered by those whose cherry-picked ‘facts’ are determined by their political or economic predilections.

    And the conservative parties know this, which is why the National Party and the Liberals are committed to renewable energies and some kind of mitigation strategy.

    If you think they don’t need the kind of re-education that people posting here seem to favour, check out their public policy brief on the environment at the bottom of this page on their website.


    By all mean discuss the best policy strategies, but denying the science is a lost cause in this country. You might have better luck in the US.


    • I would take issue with a number of your points. In particular, Climategate was not “muckraking” – it showed a concerted effort to suppress dissent, massage data and bolster the cause. And please don’t say “independent enquiries cleared them of any wrongdoing” – go here to see why that is nonsense.

      And I also object to your straw man of “denying the science” – no one here “denies” that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and that human activity has caused some warming of the planet. But it’s all about magnitude. The LNP position is politically correct expediency. The proper course of action would be adaptation. Nothing Australia does in mitigation will make any difference to the climate. It’s wasted money, full stop.

  15. [snip – this critique is irrelevant to the post – I will address it at some point when I have time – but don’t wait up – Ed]

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