6:30pm – Saturday, March 24 on ABC1
Please note: Queensland Votes 2012 will be broadcast in Queensland only on ABC1.
The new ABC Brisbane headquarters will be transformed into the ABC Queensland Election Centre on Saturday, March 24, hosting the corporation’s multi-platform election coverage from the building’s new foyer.
On election night the ABC will mount the most comprehensive broadcast on TV, radio, online and mobile.
Continuing the leading coverage of the Queensland election campaign, the ABC will provide the most accurate and expert analysis on election night.
ABC TV coverage will be live nationally on ABC News 24 and on ABC1 in Queensland only. On-air at 6.30pm (Qld time, 7.30pm AEDT), veteran election broadcaster, Kerry O’Brien will host the TV special, with ABC Election Analyst, Antony Green. This is Antony Green’s 9th Queensland election, and as always, he is confident the ABC election computer system will call the results as early as possible.
Joining Kerry O’Brien on the TV panel for their analysis will be Jeff Seeney (LNP), Member for Callide, (Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for State Development, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Planning and Shadow Minister for Reconstruction), and Paul Lucas (ALP) retiring Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State.
ABC News 24 Mornings presenter, Joe O’Brien, will be providing half-hourly updates with a seat by seat analysis, and host of 7.30 Qld, Jessica van Vonderen will be talking to candidates from Cairns to the Gold Coast.
Full TV coverage of the results will continue the following day on ABC News 24, including Insiders with arrie Barrie Cassidy at 9am(AEDT).
The ABC TV broadcast will be streamed live at abc.net.au/news At the ABC Elections website, there is Antony Green’s ‘Election Preview’ and all the information you need to know about each electorate; a directory of candidates; past election results and Antony’s blog at abc.net.au/elections If you’re on the move on election night, download the ABC iPhone App or ABC iPad App where you can watch the live stream from ABC News 24 and catch-up with the latest news and information as the results come in.