Nine candidates were declared for the Ipswich electorate in the Australian Electoral Commission's formal ballot draw today.
Several candidates and representatives attended the draw, eagerly awaiting their number to be pulled from the barrel.
Seven former councillors are locked in a battle to secure compensation for what they claim was an unfair dismissal by the State Government.
German supermarket giant Aldi will expand its footprint in the fast-growing region after the plans were approved by Ipswich City Council.
The building has deteriorated since it was bought for a bargain price in a bizarre settlement when the pub's owner sued the council almost a decade ago.
A downside to this free, safe and prosperous Australia of opportunity is the complacency it can breed among voters.
She's promised more cash for transport, education and the health sector if elected next month.
It's part of a suite of new Ipswich City Council measures to improve accountability ahead of the next local government elections.
As revealed in the QT's Future Ipswich campaign, strong migration from Asia is leading the growth in the region.
From its creation in 1998 to the 2007 election, the seat was held by a Liberal member of John Howard's Coalition Government.
Hayden started in 2013 as a cadet journalist on the Fraser Coast Chronicle before relocating to Fairfax Media in Tasmania three years later. Hayden joined the Queensland Times in November 2017 as a political journalist with a focus on Ipswich City Council. He has covered two state and one federal budget.