This year is a state election with a difference.
First we have a set date October 31, so no useless hysteria and speculation as to when the election will be called.
Secondly this will be the first time Queensland will elect a government for four years.
This additional year will make all sides of politics a little more desperate to get their message across and should also concentrate the minds of voters to choose wisely before committing to vote.
So far there has been little sign that election politics has impinged upon the general conscience of voters but there is plenty of movement now at the station.
In the seat of Traager, first defined in the 2017 election and covering a vast swathe of northern Queensland from Charters Towers to Camooweal, Labor were first to move.
A week ago Mount Isa local James Bambrick received the imprimatur of premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to be the party's candidate for Traeger.
The Premier said Mr Bambrick, who narrowly missed out at the last Mount Isa City Council election, had the experience and energy to be a strong voice for the people of the Traeger electorate.
"We need local champions to help deliver our COVID-19 economic recovery plan in their area, to support businesses and restore local jobs," Ms Palaszczuk said.
That was followed a few days later by Robbie Katter formally renominating to run for the seat he has held since 2012.
The only surprise there really was that he hadn't done so earlier and Mr Katter said if the KAP gained the balance of power they would establish a North Queensland Future Fund, financed by the State Government's $5 billion Queensland Future Fund, to identify and build major infrastructure projects in the North including water storage. He said CopperString 2.0 was a key election priority to connect the North West Minerals Province, which is also a priority for Mr Bambrick.
We now await the name of the person who will represent the LNP in this constituency.
We also heard from the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils who have started their own election campaign calling on all candidates to support development in the west.