Last week Queensland Premier Campbell Newman announced that the state election would be held on January 31.

Premier Newman led the Liberal National Party to an overwhelming victory in 2012, taking 78 out of 87 seats, with Labor winning just seven. The Government's popularity has wavered since then and polls suggest a much closer election is likely this time.

In this interview, ACL Queensland Director Wendy Francis talks about the work she's doing in preparation for the election, including Meet Your Candidate Forums, and talks about some of the big issues.