Danielle Cronin

Editor | Journalist

Location icon Australia

I'm editor of Fairfax Media's metropolitan news site Brisbane Times. I have previously worked for a a daily metropolitan newspaper, which included seven years in the federal press gallery.

Portfolio
Brisbanetimes
07/05/2014
Failing Faith: An abused child could have been saved

On the day Faith died, the eight-year-old girl asked her mother for something to ease the pain. The mother had repeatedly beaten Faith with a vacuum cleaner's metal pole in the days leading up to the girl's death.

The Canberra Times
07/04/2011
Authority has $6m hole in budget

EXCLUSIVE: The National Capital Authority would not be ''financially sustainable'' unless the body received up to $6.2million in extra funding, cut costs or scaled back its role.

The Canberra Times
07/04/2011
Secret funds to bail out Norfolk Island

EXCLUSIVE: The Federal Government has secretly earmarked millions of dollars to maintain vital services to Norfolk Island in case the administration suffers financial collapse.

The Canberra Times
06/27/2011
Report reveals spy agencies' secret pain over cuts

Some spy agencies are feeling the pinch as a result of the efficiency dividend, with one warning any additional reduction in their budget will ''significantly impact operational activities''.

The Canberra Times
05/30/2011
Post-traumatic stress among soldiers doubles: Defence

More than 100 Australian soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were referred to an internal medical board last year a figure that has nearly doubled in the past few years.

The Canberra Times
03/10/2011
No Room in the 'House' To Welcome Disabled

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has been stranded in Parliament House because barriers designed to thwart terrorist attacks are also presenting obstacles for the disabled.

The Canberra Times
02/11/2011
PM faces discord on gambling reforms

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing internal discontent over gambling reforms promised as part of a deal that helped Labor retain power.

The Canberra Times
01/12/2011
Grand design for capital

EXCLUSIVE: Canberra will boast a ''little Champs Elysees'' if Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown succeeds in securing federal funding for a walkway between Civic and Parliament House.

The Canberra Times
10/28/2010
War Memorial set to axe jobs

EXCLUSIVE: Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove has condemned continuing funding cuts to the Australian War Memorial, warning about 30 jobs will be axed and more programs will be shutdown.

The Canberra Times
09/14/2010
Factions blamed as Kelly dumped from Defence role

Labor Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has been ''absolutely and utterly rogered'' in the front-bench reshuffle and defence policy would suffer as a result, his political opponent warned yesterday.

The Canberra Times
11/09/2009
Bartlett joins Greens, eyes Lower House

EXCLUSIVE: Former Australian Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett has officially severed ties with the party, joining the Greens as he prepares to vie for a lower house seat at the next federal election.

The Canberra Times
08/12/2008
Hit-and-run survivor calls in for payback

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Gaetjens has been described as a ''brilliant brain'' who has an ''incredible mastery of details''. But the former top aide to ex-treasurer Peter Costello draws a blank when he tries to remember the hit-and-run accidentthat almost ended his life and put him into a 10-day coma in Canberra Hospital's intensive-care unit.

Coup in Canberra

The Canberra Times
06/24/2010
Rudd's judgment day

Julia Gillard is poised to become Australia's first female prime minister today after Kevin Rudd called a leadership ballot to deal with a coup by factional powerbrokers

The Canberra Times
06/24/2010
Rudd's judgment day II

Julia Gillard is poised to become Australia's first female prime minister today after Kevin Rudd called a leadership ballot to deal with a coup by factional powerbrokers.Mr Rudd triggered the 9am leadership spill after the Government was plunged into turmoil last night.

The Canberra Times
06/30/2010
Dislodged Rudds leave election fever behind

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd packed off the dog, cat and chooks, handed over keys to the Lodge and left Canberra yesterday amid escalating speculation the election will be held in August.

The Canberra Times
06/26/2010
No more unguarded moments

Amid the drizzle before sunrise in the national capital, Julia Gillard received a greeting that she is probably still adjusting to ''good morning Prime Minister''.

The Canberra Times
06/26/2010
No more unguarded moments II

After she spectacularly toppled Kevin Rudd less than 24 hours before, Ms Gillard emerged from her Canberra flat before 7am yesterday to start her first full day in the new job.

Special Investigations

The Canberra Times
05/07/2011
Capital Power Surge

The number of lobbying firms registered in Canberra has nearly tripled in three years, resulting in a ratio of four lobbyists for every federal MP. Their successes may feature in the federal budget handed down next week but, in most instances, voters will be none the wiser. The industry estimated to be worth $1billion a year prizes secrecy above all else.

The Canberra Times
05/07/2011
Capital Power Surge (Part II)

One of Peter Sekuless's favourite stories from the ''glory days'' involves sneaking through the back door of a Canberra hotel and distributing beer to Labor conference delegates. He had been hired by brewers. His brief was to push for a wine tax.

The Canberra Times
07/16/2011
Democracy For Sale

Buying politicians: Concerns have been raised about paid access to those in power.

The Canberra Times
06/04/2011
Crook capital: diseases on the rise

Condoms, vaccination or taking care in the kitchen can prevent illnesses common in Canberra, DANIELLE CRONIN reportsCanberra is the food-poisoning capital of Australia, a review of official records collected over two decades suggests. In that time, the ACT has also experienced sharp increases in whooping cough, chlamydia and gonorrhea cases.

The Canberra Times
05/21/2011
Fertile Ground

Canberra has become a mecca for ''reproductive tourists'', with Australians desperate to start a family coming to the capital for fertility treatments too difficult or impossible to secure in their state.

The Canberra Times
05/21/2011
Fertile Ground: The Surrogate

A sense of empathy motivated Sue Phillips to become a ''gestational surrogate'' for an infertile couple. Faith helped her follow through with this life-changing decision.

The Canberra Times
07/02/2011
Label battle may shift consumer culture

Affection is on offer in a Canberra grocery store. It can be found on a shelf among the cereals pitched to the aspiring iron men or to consumers seeking a guardian for a healthy heart. It's an organic cereal variety that ''loves you back''.On other shelves,

Special Reports: Hospital Blunder

The Canberra Times
02/08/2007
Hospital blunder puts 97 at risk; Testing for hepatitis, HIV

About 100 former patients will be tested for hepatitis and HIV after the Canberra Hospital discovered the substandard sterilisation of two instruments used on babies for almost two decades had put them at risk.

The Canberra Times
02/08/2007
Hospital blunder puts 97 at risk (Part II)

About 100 former patients will be tested for hepatitis and HIV after the Canberra Hospital discovered the substandard sterilisation of two instruments used on babies for almost two decades had put them at risk.

The Canberra Times
02/09/2007
Tally of at-risk patients may have grown

There may be more former patients affected by the sterilisation blunder at Canberra Hospital than the 97 already identified, a top health official conceded yesterday.

The Canberra Times
02/15/2007
Hospital locates 84 at-risk patients

More than 100 former patients have now been affected by the ''serious breach'' of sterilisation procedures at Canberra Hospital and will be tested for hepatitis and HIV. But the Health Department is still trying to make contact with 18 of these patients put at risk.

The Canberra Times
03/02/2007
Angry parents blast officials' handling of sterilisation breaches

Sarah and Brenden Sparks are angry and extremely concerned about officials' handling of the serious breach of sterilisation procedures at Canberra Hospital that put their daughter at risk. Felicity was born by emergency caesarean section at Calvary Hospital on July 4, 2004, and was transferred to Canberra Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, Mrs Sparks said

The Canberra Times
08/24/2007
Call for better infection control

Experts have called for changes at Canberra Hospital after a ''serious breach'' of sterilisation put more than 100 patients at risk. In the ACT Legislative Assembly yesterday, Health Minister Katy Gallagher tabled the interim report by a specialist who investigated the incident.

Features

The Brisbane Times
05/16/2012
Police evict protesters from Brisbane tent embassy

More than 200 police descended on Musgrave Park in Brisbane's West End this morning to move indigenous tent embassy protesters, resulting in more than 30 arrests Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/police-evict-protesters-from-brisbane-tent-embassy-20120516-1ypnq.html#ixzz29AkIJ3zG

brisbanetimes.com.au
10/08/2011
'Enemy aliens': The pain of Queensland's wartime past

Mia Spizzica has only seen her 84-year-old father sob once. The trigger was a letter sent from an internment camp in Australia during World War II, but only hand delivered 70 years later.

The Canberra Times
07/30/2011
Our pollies sent all a-Twitter

Was the ACT Government's virtual community cabinet meeting a stunt, or will it lead to better community consultation in the future?

The Canberra Times
07/18/2011
Tax complaints a bit rich

The ACT's longest-serving chief minister has condemned the ''self-centred'' attitude of Canberrans who complain about paying a carbon tax when they can clearly afford it.

The Canberra Times
07/18/2011
Tax complaints a bit rich (Part II)

Jon Stanhope has long been concerned about the selfish edge to debates over policies, which has been highlighted in responses to the Federal Government's plans to tackle climate change. He made the comments in his first major interview since his retirement.

The Canberra Times
05/28/2011
Fresh intake of senators able to make changes by the dozen

A blacksmith who will soon take a seat in the Senate calls for the construction of new dams and condemns free trade for ''slaughtering'' Australian farmers and manufacturers.Democratic Labor Party's John Madigan is one of 12 senators who start their term.

The Canberra Times
04/23/2011
Beyond a Senate Life

Liberal powerbroker Nick Minchin says family is by far the most important thing in life, much more important than a job or a career or politics.

The Canberra Times
04/23/2011
Minchin regrets: I should have got Howard to go

A senior Liberal powerbroker regrets he failed to convince John Howard to retire in 2006 and urges colleagues to embrace voluntary voting.Liberal Nick Minchin is among the 12 senators who will retire on June 30, making way from new members elected last year.

The Canberra Times
10/09/2010
Stepping up in chamber of intrigue

Excited and nervous in equal measure, new Labor MPs Gai Brodtmann and Andrew Leigh walked into the House of Representatives for their first sitting week. In the lead-up, the duo received advice from veterans and were schooled on the inner workings of Parliament during a two-day crash course for the 32 new MPs.

The Canberra Times
08/14/2010
Mind the Generation Gap

In seven days, voters will run the gauntlet of volunteers distributing how-to-vote cards, head into the polling booth and fill out their ballot papers. Opinion polls show Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott are neck-and-neck in the contest and the Greens are on the brink of securing the balance-of-power in the Senate in their own right.

The Canberra Times
08/14/2010
Mind the Generation Gap II

In seven days, voters will run the gauntlet of volunteers distributing how-to-vote cards, head into the polling booth and fill out their ballot papers. Opinion polls show Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott are neck-and-neck in the contest and the Greens are on the brink of securing the balance-of-power in the Senate in their own right.

The Sunday Canberra Times
07/18/2010
'First bloke' breaks new ground

Over a cup of tea at The Lodge a couple of years ago, Therese Rein offered some advice to Tim Mathieson before he became Australia's ''first bloke''.

The Canberra Times
03/20/2010
Hospital panacea or placebo?

Imagine trying to organise an event when 35 people have been invited but 60 people could front up. A similar dilemma confronts politicians and bureaucrats as they try to plan health services for the ACT, which is in an unusual position.

The Canberra Times
03/20/2010
Hospital panacea or placebo? II

Imagine trying to organise an event when 35 people have been invited but 60 people could front up. A similar dilemma confronts politicians and bureaucrats as they try to plan health services for the ACT, which is in an unusual position.

The Canberra Times
03/06/2010
Facing high hurdles on health

A stint in hospital can transform politicians into champions of health reform. Five years ago, then health minister Tony Abbott recalled waking up in a ''cold sweat'' after undergoing surgery to remove a kidney stone.

The Canberra Times
03/06/2010
Facing high hurdles on health II

A stint in hospital can transform politicians into champions of health reform. Five years ago, then health minister Tony Abbott recalled waking up in a ''cold sweat'' after undergoing surgery to remove a kidney stone.

The Canberra Times
03/04/2010
Rushing in where patients just want a bed

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd explained his reform agenda by asking Australians to tap into their imagination.He cited the circumstances of a 67-year-old man who is retired, lives in the outskirts of a major city and needs a hip replacement.

The Canberra Times
12/12/2009
Senator goes Ga Ga

Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has no hope of victory in one arena. ''Every vote I lose five to one and if I cross the floor, it's six nil,'' Joyce tells The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Times
12/12/2009
Senator goes Ga Ga II

Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has no hope of victory in one arena. ''Every vote I lose five to one and if I cross the floor, it's six nil,'' Joyce tells The Canberra Times.

The Canberra Times
11/07/2009
Poll slip: a blip or a warning?

Singer Tex Perkins seems to relish the end of newlywed bliss. ''This just ain't fun no more. Don't know what to say. The honeymoon is over baby. It's never gonna be that way again.''Are voters sending the same message to the Rudd Government?

The Canberra Times
11/07/2009
Poll slip: a blip or a warning? II

Singer Tex Perkins seems to relish the end of newlywed bliss. ''This just ain't fun no more. Don't know what to say. The honeymoon is over baby. It's never gonna be that way again.''Are voters sending the same message to the Rudd Government?

The Canberra Times
10/31/2009
Call to save indigenous languages

Peter Garrett thinks this is the critical time to stave off the extinction of things treasured by many Australians. About 145 indigenous languages are still spoken in Australia, but 110 are at risk of disappearing.

Columns

The Canberra Times
10/15/2010
Reality bites as Gillard's brief honeymoon ends

Prime Minister Julia Gillard's honeymoon is definitely over. It lasted about as long as the post-nuptial glow experienced by a star who heads to Las Vegas for a wild weekend and winds up saying ''I do'' before a preacher wearing a white jumpsuit given the ''BeDazzler'' treatment.

The Canberra Times
10/08/2010
Gender inequality debate in the spotlight again

Luminaries of the women's movement could be forgiven for needing a Bex and a good lie down. Last week, girls were encouraged to bask in the significance of Australia's first female governor general and first female prime minister taking a central role in the opening of our 43rd Parliament.

The Canberra Times
04/16/2010
COAG meeting no love-in

Not so very long ago, COAG was a love-in. Premiers and chief ministers would gather in Parliament House and deliver an entertaining performance before the Prime Minister, John Howard, hurled quite a few bucks into their hats

The Canberra Times
04/09/2010
First 'Qwitter' in Federal Politics

Liberals who opposed and supported Tony Abbott in the leadership spill late last year have been surprised by one development since that tumultuous period.

The Canberra Times
12/04/2009
A steely charmer for the fray

When describing Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, it is tempting to resort to caricatures. He is the ''Mad Monk'' a right-wing church-goer. He is the ''Macho Man'' an ultra-fit former boxer who does annual arduous bicycle rides for charity.

The Canberra Times
11/27/2009
Debate lost in a heat haze

Christmas parties can be perilous for opposition leaders, but not for the reasons that immediately come to mind

The Canberra Times
11/06/2009
Shocking time for favourite

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has experienced a bit of a tough week. The Government suffered its first major hit in the opinion polls and attracted fervent criticism from its own side for appointing former treasurer Peter Costello to the Future Fund.

The Canberra Times
10/02/2009
Fat cats and bureaucrats

Petrol prices, grocery bills and salaries for corporate fat cats are often called barbecue-stopper issues.

The Canberra Times
09/25/2009
Some songs down political tracks

Fifty-five celebrities are recycling something treasured by many Australians in a bid to pressure world leaders to take steps to tackle climate change.

The Canberra Times
02/27/2009
Mamma mia, there they go again

Some people live with a hidden shame that resurfaces when watching RocKwiz on SBS. Host Julia Zemiro asks contestants about the first album they bought and the first concert they went to see. Mine was the Village People when the cowboy, Indian, construction worker, police officer and soldier performed at the Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads.

Election Coverage

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/01/2012
Poll Call: February 1

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Rudd launches ‘Keep Kate’; AEC political finances report; Clive Palmer’s press conference.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/02/2012
Poll Call: February 2

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Bligh ‘admired politician’; poll; Cyclone Yasi anniversary; Clive Palmer vs Andrew Fraser; Beattie on Twitter.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/03/2012
Poll Call: February 3

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: The forgotten Borbidge years; Labor MP resigns; Qld Party out of the race; Federal leadership challenge speculation.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/06/2012
Poll Call: February 6

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Katter’s Ashgrove candidate; Bob Katter vs the RBA; Stoush over Premier’s flood appeal; Election flyers under scrutiny.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/07/2012
Poll Call: February 7

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Minister to front commission; Security guards protect dam engineers; Premier's flood statement issued; BBC demotes Premier; One MP's protest.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/08/2012
Poll Call: February 8

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Flood inquiry: more time; Bank warned; Rip'n'Roll controversy returns; Christians and the LNP; Newman making history.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/09/2012
Poll Call: February 9

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Flood inquiry or inquisition; Deputy Premier on BCC land deal; LNP leader's Q&A with Christians; Battleground: Gold Coast; Spot the difference: Mr Bean and the Speaker.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/10/2012
Poll Call: February 10

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Newman: No leadership plan B; Bligh on LNP leadership; Katter: We'd like to win 34%; Ashgrove poll.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/16/2012
Poll Call: February 16

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Final Question Time; Bligh: Jail comments 'in the heat of the moment'; Poll results; Up close and personal with leaders; 11th-hour bipartisanship.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/17/2012
Poll Call: February 17

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Stoush over Ashgrove education Q&A; A day in the lives of Bligh & Newman; The Bad Boys of Katter's Australian Party; Kevin Rudd in Brisbane; Jeff Seeney's concession.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/20/2012
Poll Call: February 20

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: 'Mind your own business': Schwarten; LNP releases economic blueprint; Labor's education trust fund; Beattie urges Gillard to call ballot; Bligh to federal Labor: 'Get on with it'; Latest Newspoll results; Labor candidate resigns.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/21/2012
Poll Call: February 21

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Flyers attack Kate Jones; Newman rejects call to sack candidate; Bligh announces iPads for Year 7 students; No deal: Greens on preferences; LNP pledges to dredge.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/22/2012
Poll Call: February 22

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Rudd quits frontbench: full statement; Prime Minister fires back; Premier responds to resignation; Therese Rein proud; Bligh and Newman cross paths.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/23/2012
Poll Call: February 23

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Newman returns to Brisbane early; Rudd strategist leaves Bligh campaign; Rein urges people power; Bligh refuses to choose.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/24/2012
Poll Call: February 24

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: LNP candidate dumps; Carbox tax proposal; Fraser's challenge on same-sex civil unions; Hard hat: the opening salvo.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/27/2012
Poll Call: February 27

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland State Election: Bligh's appeal for party to heal; Newman's $92 million health promise; Ballot draw in Ashgrove; Newman grilled on civil unions stance; Candidate condemns hot pink swastikas; Katmobile Rock'n'Roll may be noise pollution.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/28/2012
Poll Call: February 28

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election. LNP pledges police 'surge'; Union hails policing promise but Labor questions costings; Spill still dominating conversation: Bligh; Labor's education promise; No fare day to compensate frustrated commuters.

brisbanetimes.com.au
02/29/2012
Poll Call: February 29

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Newman rejects Labor's new attack ad; RACQ's election wishlist; Bligh on Newman's 'dodgy deal'; LNP's $129 million hospitals policy; Leaders discuss public service.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/01/2012
Poll Call: March 1

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: AMA calls for health shake-up; Katter's Australian Party's legal action; LNP's agriculture policy; Labor's 'green belt' policy; The debate about debates.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/02/2012
Poll Call: March 2

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: $54 million for prep school: LNP; $50 million for tourism: ALP; Just call me Anna; Newman bristles; "Art and elegance'' for the Gold Coast; Bruce Hawker is back.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/05/2012
Poll Call: March 5

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Civil unions begin today; 'I don't like to sound like an egotist'; Labor promises $300 million for regions; 'Parents should teach kids to swim': Newman; Fraser describes his first election defeat.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/06/2012
Poll Call: March 6

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Newman loses support in Ashgrove; Bligh declares Ashgrove is in "play''; LNP promises $155 million for schools; LNP's public service bigger or smaller?

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/07/2012
Poll Call: March 7

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: 'Nothing is certain in politics': Nicholls on LNP 'plan B'; Take over Clem7, state govt urged; Bligh firmly rejects Clem7 takeover; Newman also dismisses Clem7 plea.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/08/2012
Poll Call: March 8

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Court rejects Katter's case; Porn site: LNP stands by candidate; Shot rings out on a Gold Coast night?; Stoush over grog bans; Ex-PM to take part in launch; I'm not cheap: Newman.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/09/2012
Poll Call: March 9

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Speaker's staff throws phone: report; 'Greenland' pitch; Developer claims must be investigated: Newman; Labor: $5 million for cancer research; LNP: Pledge to dredge.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/12/2012
Poll Call: March 12

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Backlash over gay marriage ad; Ad is homophobic: Newman; Ad is 'offensive and bizarre': Bligh; $16m for outpatient services: LNP; New checks on developments: Labor.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/13/2012
Poll Call: March 13

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Go directly to boot camp: LNP; Racist and anti-gay graffiti attack on Labor MP's office; One Nation candidate's "crucifixion'' walk; New early learning centres: Labor

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/14/2012
Poll Call: March 14

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: LNP promises to halve the annual 15% fare increase; Services will suffer: Labor; Deputy Premier in trouble: poll; Newman responds to CMC review.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/19/2012
Poll Call: March 19

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Leaders' debate: blow-by-blow; 'Worm's' verdict on the debate; Katter issues challenge to 'Cameron Newman'; Newman releases plans for LNP's first 100 days.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/20/2012
Poll Call: March 20

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Bligh appeals for 'bipartisanship' over storm cleanup; Premier has our full support: Newman; Public transport fare promise: Labor; Fare pledge is 'rubbish': LNP.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/21/2012
Poll Call: March 21

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: LNP odds of winning 'shorter than Black Caviar'; LNP tried to buy preferences: Katter party; Campaigner to sue Clive Palmer; Labor issues its costings; LNP costings out tomorrow.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/22/2012
Poll Call: March 22

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: LNP costings; Labor proposes to end 3am Valley lockout; Internal polling leaked; Newman looks certain to win Ashgrove: poll; Greens fear Newman win will divide Ashgrove; Bob Hawke hits town.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/23/2012
Poll Call: March 23

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: Bligh vs Hawke: beer skol; Newman promises 'humility, grace and dignity'; Staffers' tears as Bligh makes final pitch; Labor ads beg for mercy; On the bus: behind the scenes; Celebrity Apprentice Award; Take the election quiz; Polling booths closures.

brisbanetimes.com.au
03/25/2012
Poll Call: March 25

Daily blog for the 2012 Queensland Election: The 39th and final entry in our 2012 state election live blog series.

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