Sportsbet has Labor at $1.50 to win the Qld election, with LNP blowing out to $3.75. Redlands seat close, Oodgeroo MP's price eases.


LABOR has shortened in its chase to win the October 31 Queensland election.

GREETINGS: Opposition leader Deb Frecklington and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Brisbane.

GREETINGS: Opposition leader Deb Frecklington and Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Brisbane.

Betting house Sportsbet spokesman Richard Hummerston said there had been a tidal wave of support for Labor.

Labor, led by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was $1.80 last week, but had come in to $1.50.

The turn around has been reflected in the swinging seat of Redlands, where LNP candidate Henry Pike has eased slightly from even money last week to $1.95. Labor's Kim Richards is $1.85.

It also was seen in Oodgeroo where sitting LNP MP Mark Robinson has eased out from $1.60 to $1.85 while Independent Claire Richardson has come in from $3.50 to $1.95.

Labor's Irene Henley was $4.50 but has blown out to a worrying $9.

"The LNP (led by Deb Frecklington) have eased from $2 out to $2.50, which is the longest they have been during the election campaign," Mr Hummerston said.

"One savvy punter wagered $3000 on Labor before the price change. Labor has also overtaken the LNP in turnover, with 58 percent.

"A Labor majority is $2.75 and an LNP majority has eased from $2.50 out to $3.75.

"It seems punters have changed tack. Money has come hard and fast for Labor and they have leap-frogged the LNP in popularity with punters.

"We still have a few weeks to go, but this is a significant move."

PM Scott Morrison has been in Queensland campaigning for Ms Frecklington which prompted a gloves off brawl with Deputy Premier Steven Miles who said the federal leader was running the Queensland LNP campaign.

"I would like to emphasise that he is not a candidate in this election. If people vote for the LNP, they won't get Scott Morrison, they will get Deb Frecklington.

"She will probably be in a minority government with Clive Palmer's party and Pauline Hanson's party. Think about that chaos."

Mr Morrison said he was in Queensland to discuss COVID-19.

"I think this guy [Mr Miles] has got to grow up. I really think he does," Mr Morrison said. "I think those sorts of careless and juvenile remarks reflect terribly on him."

Each Queensland leader has had issues to handle, with Ms Frecklington denying that she had done anything wrong with developers attending LNP functions ahead of the election.

"Politicians attend supporters' dinners, politicians mix with and go to events with every manner of type of business people," she said.

Ms Frecklington said just because developers attended her events did not mean they donated.

Developers have been banned from making political donations in Queensland since 2018.

Ms Palaszczuk also has been in a muddle over whether former deputy premier Jackie Trad might return to Cabinet if Labor won and who would hold the prime posts.

Ms Trad, who has twice been referred to the Crime and Misconduct Commission over alleged improprieties, is fighting to hold her South Brisbane seat.

United Workers Union boss Gary Bullock said the party's "democratic processes" would determine who sat in Cabinet and not Ms Palaszczuk.

RCB with AAP

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