Labour have Queensland Premier Peter Beattie over to speak to their annual conference. Beattie has just won a fourth term, and no doubt Labour want the same.
However one can not really compare the two situations. Beattie in his third term had a 63-20 majority in the Queensland Parliament over their main opposition.
Also the opposition in Queensland in in a state of chaos, with possible mergers to occur etc and never comes close to Labor in the polls, let alone lead them with a significant margin.