Queensland is the only state home to an officially merged Liberal National Party and the conservative arm is taking the chance to grab the wheel during this federal election.
The voters of Australia don't always agree with the immigration policies of the party they support. Though there's one clear exception.
Controversial election candidate Gerard Rennick donated more than $30,000 to the Liberal-National Party in the year before he secured a winnable spot on its Senate ticket.
The Nationals are hoping to cling on to their seats, including a few held on very slim margins, and add to their tally by winning a three-cornered contest. But the country-based party has problems, and some say they're at risk of losing a handful of seats.
The weather bureau has been tampering with temperature data in order to "perpetuate global warming hysteria", according to an under-fire Coalition candidate.
The Coalition usually wins at least three senate spots in Queensland, meaning Mr Rennick has a good chance of entering Parliament from July.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to call the federal election on Thursday, urging voters to consider the longer-term impacts of their choices at the ballot box.
The Federal Opposition accuses the Government of deliberately delaying the election so it can continue to access taxpayer funds for advertising policies and programs.