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State election

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) engages with representatives from the major political parties on a range of education issues. This advocacy work intensifies at election time.

The Queensland state election will be held on 25 November 2017 after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attended Government House on 29 October to ask acting Governor, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, for parliament to be dissolved.

Information and resources

ISQ will keep members up to date with the latest education announcements and policy platforms of the major political parties and key developments related to the education sector. 

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State election statement

Election updates

  • Update 4 - 14 November 2017: Key election dates, ISQ Infographic and Video, independent schools by electorate with candidates and webpage updates.
  • Update 3 - 30 October 2017: The state election will be held on 25 November. ISQ has released an election statement identifying priority issues for the independent schooling sector.
  • Update 2 - 16 October 2017: Information about ISQ Parliamentary Reception and percentage of students living in the new electorates who attend an independent school.
  • Update 1 - 6 October 2017: Information about changes to the election process including electorate boundaries, voting system and the timing of future elections.

Electorate reports and information

ISQ election media releases

  • 3 November 2017 - ISQ Welcomes LNP Commitment to Restart Schools Planning Commission
  • 30 October 2017 - Education Must be a Policy Priority in the State Election

Election policies

Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Liberal National Party (LNP)

The Greens


Latest News

Schools Need a Long-Term View

Opinion article published in The Courier-Mail on 16 November - TOMORROW more than 50,000 Year 12s graduate. These young people have seen more versions of the iPhone than state elections during their short lives.

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Class of 2017 Set to Graduate

16 November - Tomorrow (Friday, 17 November) marks the final day of school for more than 53,000 Year 12 students.

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Education Must be a Policy Priority in the State Election

30 October 2017 - Education commitments must form a central plank of the state election policy platforms of all parties, according to Independent Schools Queensland.

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