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A glamorous former Sunrise reporter who former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk once called «indecent» has sensationally quit television to run as an LNP candidate.

Bianca Stone has won the Liberal National Party by-election for the Gold Coast seat of Gaven and will stand in this year’s Queensland state election.

Stone already has a history of antagonism with Labor, which has been in power in Queensland for six of the last 35 years since 1989.

In July 2021, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Stone attempted to ask Ms Palaszczuk a question about a request to obtain more Pfizer vaccines for the state.

Stone accused the Queensland Government of engaging in a “public relations stunt”, which saw an outraged Ms Palaszczuk retort: ​​“I’m not going to respond to people being rude, so does anyone have another question? You are very rude.’

Glamorous former Sunrise reporter Bianca Stone (pictured), who former Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk once called «indecent», has sensationally quit television to run as an LNP candidate.

Ms Palaszczuk told Stone

Ms Palaszczuk told Stone «you are very rude» after asking about vaccines

After the announcement was made on Saturday, Queensland Deputy Premier Cameron Dick said Labor was not too concerned about Stone’s pre-selection.

«We don’t care who the LNP pick because the lazy LNP MPs on the Gold Coast with fat margins have never delivered anything for this community,» Mr Dick said.

Stone will run against incumbent Housing Secretary Meaghan Scanlon in the Oct. 26 election.

Mr Dick said Ms Scanlon had worked hard for her constituents and community since becoming the youngest woman elected in Queensland in 2017 at the age of 24.

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“Our government has been a transformational government for the Gold Coast. All the major investment on the Gold Coast, the heavy rail, the light rail, the hospitals, the stadiums, it’s all been delivered by Labor governments,” he said.

“Someone like Meaghan Scanlon has been absolutely essential in bringing these projects to fruition, bringing down the cost of living and more homes.

“They were all delivered by someone like Meaghan Scanlon and she is the absolute best choice for Gaven and the Gold Coast.

Announcing her plans, Stone said it was clear people felt physically and economically vulnerable under a Labor government.

She also identified gang violence as one of her main concerns.

«Community safety should be the top priority of any government and we should feel nothing but absolutely safe in our homes,» she said.

In April, Stone resigned from her job at Sunrise after six years on morning television. She worked for Channel Seven for 18 years.

Bianca Stone (pictured) won the Liberal National Party by-election for the Gold Coast seat of Gaven and will stand in this year's Queensland state election.

Bianca Stone (pictured) won the Liberal National Party by-election for the Gold Coast seat of Gaven and will stand in this year’s Queensland state election.

Stone will face incumbent Housing Secretary Meaghan Scanlon (pictured) in the October 26 election

Stone will face incumbent Housing Secretary Meaghan Scanlon (pictured) in the October 26 election

«It was a difficult decision,» she wrote on Instagram at the time.

“Sunrise is like a family (albeit a bit dysfunctional at times) and I’ve had incredible career highlights over the past six years.

«I’ve traveled the country and the world, covering terrorist attacks, royal visits, the death of the Queen, two Commonwealth Games, floods, fires, cyclones and too many tragedies.»

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Stone said that while Sunrise was her ‘dream job’, she decided to step down to consider the next step in her career.

“It was a shock (to Channel Seven). But I’ve been toying with the idea for a while now,» she told the Courier Mail in February 2023.

“Sunrise is a dream job… Breakfast TV is addictive and compelling, but it also comes with an alarm clock every day and that becomes difficult.

“In the beginning, to be honest, the excitement of the sunrise outweighed the alarm. But the older I get and the older my little girl gets, the more things have changed for me.”

The mother-of-three is married to Gold Coast police detective Mark Mooney.



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