Palaszczuk’s victory is about more than populism and incumbency

 Palaszczuk’s victory is about more than populism and incumbency

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s impressive win in the Queensland election confirms that voters don’t see border closures as a problem, no matter how hard business and the Coalition try.

Annastacia Palaszczuk
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Image: AAP/Darren England)

Annastacia Palaszczuk’s victory on Saturday, complete with a 4.8% swing to Labor, is about a lot more than the power of incumbency at a time of crisis.

Palaszczuk wasn’t just up against the Liberal National Party (LNP) in Queensland, plus the Greens attacking Labor from the left. She was also against the Morrison government (working in concert with her opponent), against the NSW government (admittedly, not a particularly potent force given how mired in sleaze and scandal it is), and against Clive Palmer’s anti-Labor advertising campai

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