Feb 19, 2012

Magical Mystery Tour

The Queensland election campaign is officially underway, with the parliament dissolved today and the writs issued for a March 24 poll.

Tonight, I'm boarding a plane to be a part of the media contingent covering Anna Bligh, as she makes a bid for re-election. At some point, I'll do a swap, and spend time on Campbell Newman's tour, as he attempts the unprecedented move of becoming Premier from outside the parliament.

And the winner of the "Who Can Keep Their Mouth Open The Longest Competition" is...

It really is a magical mystery tour - all I know is where to show up, and to prepare for any eventuality clothing-wise. I've tried to fit seven days worth of clothes into an overnight case. Let's see how long the tidiness lasts!

I'm going to endeavour to update this site from the road, time and internet connections being equal. I'll also be tweeting; and I'm going to experiment with the new Brisbane-based social media network Kondoot. It allows you to livestream, so I'm going to see if I could do little campaign updates as I go along.

My priority of course is providing balanced, succinct and relevant coverage of the Battle of 2012 - but it's also the wider experience of campaign life that I'm looking forward to.

It's Murphy's Law that as I depart, ImproMafia is gearing back up again for an exciting 2012 season. Check out our beautiful new website, like us on Facebook, and come along to our fantastic performances.

Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support. I will no doubt make mistakes and learn from them, but that, I suppose, is the challenge for a journalist as much as it is for a politician!


  1. Enjoy
    The Ancient Man

  2. Have fun! Sounds like it'll be a crazy few weeks but no doubt enjoyable

  3. Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.

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