Prime minister visits Queensland, where Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is rumoured to be preparing to call a state election

Malcolm Turnbull has added fuel to the electoral arms race for Queensland, hoping to woo the state with the promise of a new coal-fired power station – but only if it votes his way in the upcoming state election.

With speculation in Canberra mounting that the Labor premier will shortly call an election in Queensland, Turnbull will head to the state on Wednesday, missing his rival Bill Shorten by just hours.

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