Event: 1989 Queensland State Election (2 December 1989)

2 December 1989
2 December 1989


Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on Saturday 2 December 1989 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. This was the first State election to follow the turbulent resignation of seven-term Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen at the end of 1987.

The government was led by Premier and leader of the National Party, Russell Cooper; the opposition was led by Opposition Leader and leader of the Labor Party, Wayne Goss, whilst the Liberal Party was led by Angus Innes.

The National government, which had been in power since the 1957 election (governing in its own right since the dissolution of the state coalition at the 1983 election), was defeated in a landslide win for the Labor Party.

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