The decision of the Coast's nearest southern neighbours has been hailed as one of the turning points that delivered an unlikely Coalition win.
Rumours that the space vacated by Rebel Sport and Commonwealth Bank was set to become gold class cinemas at Sunshine Plaza have been put to bed.
Scott Morrison's demolition of the Labor Party in Queensland has sent spirits soaring in State LNP MPs, with a target now firmly fixed on Annastacia Palaszczuk.
A 1.5m tidal shift has brought a premature end to high-octane surf lifesaving action today.
One Nation loyal followers hopeful Pauline Hanson's pulling power can secure enough votes for representations.
The pre-poll effect appears to be in full swing early in the Coast's largest suburb with voter numbers down.
Andrew Wallace has secured himself a return to Canberra.
They may be preparing to cross swords on a crucial day, but Fairfax opponents Ted O'Brien and Julie McGlone agree on one thing.
Plans to bring bowsers back to The Wharf precinct in Mooloolaba remain in the pipeline, with half-a-million dollars spent preparing the site to pump fuel again.