QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Begins Campaign Trail
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will campaign in the marginal LNP seat of Whitsunday on Monday, after calling the state election for November 25.
Ms Palaszczuk started Sunday with a visit to her Nanna, as she'd promised last week, before going to Government House.
She then attended a rally of party faithful in enemy territory, the seat of Mount Ommaney, held by the LNP but notionally Labor under the new electoral boundaries.
Ms Palaszczuk said she had to give voters "certainty" by calling the election, before travelling straight to regional Queensland.
Meanwhile Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls responded by holding a rally on home soil, in his electorate of Clayfield.
Flanked by his wife Mary and three children and his LNP deputy Deb Frecklington, Mr Nicholls pitched his party as a "common sense alternative" to the Palaszczuk government.
Anti-Adani protesters gatecrashed both the campaign launches, although it will likely be the premier who gets the most attention from the activists over the course of the campaign.
Mr Nicholls is expected to campaign in southeast Queensland on Monday.