Premier Celebrates Historic Victory With Tea and Honey

Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was due to celebrate the win in the November 25 state election in a low-key fashion – with “tea and some honey” – after catching a cold.

It did not dampen her mood on Friday afternoon, after the Electoral Commission of Queensland officially declared 47 seats for Labor, giving the party a majority, and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls phoned to concede.

Mr Nicholls described the result as disappointing: “I accept and take full responsibility for the LNP’s campaign.”

At 2.30pm, Ms Palaszczuk visited Governor Paul de Jersey to advise she was confident she could command a majority on the floor of the Parliament.