Catch up on People's Forum, local election news

Dear readers,

JUST days out from the state election, party leaders have gone head to head over the big issues. 

The replay of the People's Forum, featuring Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deb Frecklington,  can be viewed here.

Meanwhile, if you haven't had the chance to check out the Chronicle's local election debates, they can be viewed here.

The Chronicle has been bringing you daily election coverage and will continue to do so right up to decision day and the following week.

So far, candidates have been quizzed on a variety of topics including the COVID-19 response, unemployment, crime, ice addiction, hospitals, housing, fishing zones, water shortage, tourism, the wind farm, where they live, the Hinkler Regional Deal, Voluntary Assisted Dying and much more.

You can read today's editorial about toxic campaign behaviour here

More news on this, where councillors sit on the state election and candidate plans for people living with a disability and their carers will be rolling out Thursday and Friday. 

You can follow rolling coverage from the polling booths on the Chronicle site from 9am Saturday. 

Meanwhile, if there's a topic we haven't covered or a question you want asked, please be sure to email

Happy voting and may the best people to lead our region for the first fixed four-year term in Queensland's history, win. 

Jessica Grewal, 


Here's a list of 25 of our most read election stories (in no particular order).

1. Push for new health board as candidates weigh in on hospital 

2. 'What about us?' Drug rehab centre reacts to Bundy funding 

3. LOCAL LIVING: Candidates asked if they live in electorate 

4. 'Pie in the sky': Opposition hits back at Labor's Bruce plan 

5. FINAL PITCH: Coast candidates vying for your vote

6. How you can cast your vote ahead of election day 

7. 'Baby killer': Police investigate threat against MP's staff 

8. One arrested as pre-poll marred by smeared pies, stolen signs 

9. $1b gravy train 'best news we've ever heard in Maryborough 

11. Train tender truth called out amid premier's promise 

12. HINKLER DEAL: Candidates weigh in on regional plan 

13. HTV CARDS: Where candidates numbered each other and why 

14. WIND FARM TIMELINE: 16 stories on how project progressed 

15. FINALLY: Tantari addresses nine-month wait and THAT post

16. Police called yet again as pre-polling tension peaks 

17. No Strait forward path for fishing zone 

18. Plan to fast-track $18m water storage facility near M'boro 

19. Commitment to build Fraser Island cultural centre 

20. Push for upgrade at notorious intersection 

21. Surgery blitz promise: Round table talks reveal plight 

22. REVEALED: Bold plan for new state high school 

23. WATCH: Plan for new artificial reef, pontoon explained 

24. EDITORIAL: The election finger pointing fatigue is real 

25: REVEALED: Election donations made to candidates so far