Talk:Queensland Labor Party

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Importance?[edit]

Does the information on this page really justify an article seperate from the Australian Labor Party or Democratic Labor Party (historical)? Timeshift 01:34, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I think so. It was an independent party for a while, and predated the creation of the DLP. I'd see the relationship as being like the Australia Party to the Australian Democrats, both of which we have seperate articles on. I also think, as a general principle, merging seperate (but related) parties into one article is a bad idea. It tends to lead to the sort of confusion we have with early state parties, where we've say, got all of the post-1917 split members marked as members of the Nationalist Party of Australia, when they were actually members of unaffiliated (and different in a number of ways) state parties with similar names. Rebecca 02:21, 1 August 2007 (UTC)


Queensland ALP[edit]

Should it be included in the article that despite the existence of the QLP the Queensland ALP is still mistakenly referred to as the Queensland Labor Party.


I have heard some commentators even managing to avoid referring to the Queensland ALP as Queensland Labor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by The Shadow Treasurer (talkcontribs) 05:40, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

absorbed into the DLP[edit]

The article says the QLP was absorbed into the DLP in 1962, but then goes on to discuss the QLP's electoral success in 1963 and 1966. Can anyone clarify if/when/how the QLP was absorbed into the DLP? Kerry (talk) 09:31, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Preference Distribution[edit]

I haven't time to correct the main article just yet but it is incorrect to say that the QLP directed preferences to the Coalition in 1957 and 1960. Queensland used the first past the post voting system in 1957, and the split Labor vote between the ALP and the QLP enabled the Country Party and the Liberal Party to win normally Labor seats. In 1960 the Country-Labor government retained first past the post voting, as the QLP was a different party then from the DLP and they feared a rapprochement between the two competing Labor parties. At the election of 1963 preferential voting was introduced by the Coalition, as they then realised the differences between the two Labor parties were irreconcilable, and the fact that the QLP was then the DLP meant it would do what was done in all other states and direct preferences away from the ALP towards the Coalition.124.180.243.90 (talk) 11:31, 13 March 2014 (UTC)