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November 14, 2017

Qld LNP leader Tim Nicholls gets set to follow the premier to the northern election battleground.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will campaign in Cairns, as Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls gets set to follow her to the key northern election battleground.

Mr Nicholls will spend most of Tuesday, day 17 of the state election campaign, in southeast Queensland as he's done for the last few days.

But the Liberal National Party leader is expected at the other end of the state by Tuesday night as he looks to capitalise on Labor's shaky position in the key region.

The seats of Cairns, Mulgrave, Barron River and Cook are all facing assaults from One Nation, and Mr Nicholls hopes to convince some of those minor party voters to give him a chance.

Mr Nicholls on Monday again faced questions about One Nation, refusing to say whether he would accept their support if the minor party ends up holding the balance of power after the November 25 poll.

The premier meanwhile has flagged an education announcement focusing on teachers for the region for Tuesday.

Labor is desperate to regain the seats of Cairns and Cook, which it lost to internal issues during its term, with Rob Pyne and Billy Gordon becoming independents.

The minority government also needs to hold Mulgrave and Barron River, as it looks to reach 47 seats which would give it a majority in the new 93-seat parliament.

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