The Liberal National Party will not lodge an appeal in the Court of Disputed Returns over the 37 vote win by Cathy O'Toole (ALP ) over Ewen Jones in the Queensland House of Representatives seat of Herbert. Jones, captured cavorting in Canberra early one morning by Fairfax Media , was reported lamenting the fact that One Nation preferences had assisted O'Toole , instead of himself , and added that he regretted leaving Malcolm Turnbull in the lurch by not being re-elected . He would , he added, be knocking on many doors , looking for a job , perhaps getting involved in the government's " cities deal " or the proposed $1.2 billion Singapore defence spend in the region . Being one of "the beneficiaries" of these projects would be "fantastic ". After the Dastyari affair, Jones wants to be careful that this is not interpreted as a request for a Singapore Sling , warns Canberra political pundit Argus Tuft , who recently fell asleep in a dark corner of the parliament house non members' bar and was locked in (again) at closing time, found curled up in the fetal position , snoring stentoriously on the carpet by a nervous security guard , stun gun at the ready, checking the premises just before the heart-starter stampede by thirsty , glassy-eyed scribes on the never ending 24 hour news cycle , just before dawn .