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2020 Queensland State Election: Week 4 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. The 2020 Queensland election campaign is coming to a close. Held under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, with its impact on the mode of campaigning, the volume of postal and early voting, and of course the themes of political debate, this was an election campaign like no other. Here is the QUT Digital…

2020 Queensland State Election: Week 3 Update

By Daniel Angus and Axel Bruns. Given that we are now only one week from polling day, we start this week’s update by looking into the themes of the campaign to date. We focus our thematic analysis on content we have obtained from candidate Facebook pages, tweets sent by candidates, and tweets directed towards candidates from 3 to…

2020 Queensland State Election: Week 2 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. We began our coverage of the 2020 Queensland state election campaign last week with an overview of the parties’ and candidates’ Twitter efforts, and while we will focus mainly on the Facebook campaign in this week’s overview, here is a quick update on the latest Twitter activity (covering the period from 9…

2020 Queensland State Election: Week 1 Update

By Axel Bruns and Daniel Angus. The 2020 Queensland state election takes place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new and unprecedented challenges for the campaigners. Even though the state has managed to suppress the transmission of the virus and has been able to relax the severe restrictions in place elsewhere in…

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