Election update: Hasluck and Boothby look unlikely now, but Brisbane is becoming more of a possibility. Despite what you may hear, Denison is not yet settled either; what we know now is that if Labor and Wilkie are the final pair Wilkie will win, but it's still plausible that Wilkie might be eliminated before getting to the final pair.
That said, the Liberals don't seem to be going out of their way to woo the independents at the moment (complete with blatantly-Liberal-sourced hatchet job on Bob Katter on the front page of today's Herald-Sun), and I've heard it suggested that they may actually prefer to go into opposition and hope that whatever government emerges falls apart. A rather courageous strategy if you ask me.
And we get to go back to the polls an extra time in our part of the world: the local state member who lost pre-selection by one vote (as noted before, I missed the ballot, otherwise he would have lost by two votes) has decided to spit the dummy and resigned, on the last possible day before a by-election wouldn't have to have been called before the general state election. This means a by-election sometime, probably in October (or on Grand Final day if the State Government wants to minimise the media exposure). Still, in 1996 we got to vote three times (federal, council, state) in the space of four weeks.