Campbell Newman's lies to you

You've already stood strong and called on Campbell Newman to reject any plans for privatisation. Now it's time to stand up again against the spin that this government is spending your money on to tell Queenslanders what a great job they think they are doing. 

You've already stood strong and called on Campbell Newman to reject any plans for privatisation. Now it's time to stand up again against the spin that this government is spending your money on to tell Queenslanders what a great job they think they are doing. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Webinar 12:30pm Thursday 4 December

Reminder re today's webinar. Here are the details - 

To join the meeting, Please find conference details below:

  • Teleconference / Web Conference Participant Code: 31877031
  • Teleconference Toll Free Dial In Number: 1 800 896 323
  • Local Dial In: (07) 3036 8888

Web Conference URL: http://omnovia.redbackconferencing.com.au/redback You’ll also be dialling in via telephone. Alternatively, go to www.redbackconferencing.com.au and click on “join a web conference


Email team@workingforqueenslanders.org.au

 

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

From Victoria to Queensland

Nobody thought they could do it. For the first time in 60 years a first-term government has been defeated in Victoria – and it was sent packing because workers and community members led a strong grassroots campaign of doorknocking, speaking to voters, and taking a stand for public sector jobs and public sector services. People power won! This is an election victory not for party politics as usual but for the members of the community who worked to make their voices heard.

Meanwhile, in Queensland, we see another Reachtel poll that show that Campbell Newman's LNP have fallen behind and would lose an election if it were held today. The next election is going to be close!

You don’t need to read the polls though: you can just see how much public money the government is desperately spending on ad campaigns to try to spin themselves out of their record on cutting jobs and public services. Again, nobody thought at the beginning that this would be so close, but your actions have made a crucial difference.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

From the public health budget to private pockets

On Sunday, Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, announced more money set aside for the public health will end up in the pockets of private companies. 

For every public health problem, the LNP's only answer is to give more money to private companies. 

Instead of expensive slick advertising campaigns, the government should start listening to healthcare professionals, its workers and the community about delivering more accessible public healthcare. 

Read more
5 reactions Share

Your money to a foreign coal giant

After cutting public services,  cutting thousands of jobs and putting our public assets up for sale, the Newman government has announced plans to use hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to fund an overseas coal mining giant's project.

The state government has said it will provide taxpayer money to this project, and take an equity stake in it, but is hiding how much of your money it is spending and what sort of stake it will take at the same time, claiming this information is under ‘commercial in confidence’. At the same time, it has continued telling Queenslanders that there is no choice but to hand over assets and services to be run for profit. So much for transparency!

The Newman government’s move was described as ‘reckless and irresponsible’ by GetUp! who have launched a campaign to call out this flagrant misuse of taxpayer fund. The Newman government has cut, cut, and cut again, telling Queenslanders to expect less from their public services. But at the same time, they’re prepared to spend an unknown multi-million dollar sum to fund a project that has struggled attract investment from banks. And this is not to mention the terrible effect that that coal mining deal will have on our climate and the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Read more
125 reactions Share

This week in Ashgrove

Together, Queensland’s public sector union, has been working in Ashgrove for real change – for a government that respects and values all Queenslanders and the work they do. We are targeting Ashgrove because of the long and growing list of Campbell Newman’s broken promises to his electorate and to all of Queensland.

Read below for more details. 

Read more
4 reactions Share

What do you think?

Too close to call. That's how the papers are describing the upcoming Queensland election. 

Catch the story here. 

More and more Queenslanders are saying that Campbell Newman's broken promises are costing us all every day. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Stop Tony Abbott's workplace attacks

Next week Tony Abbott is taking new unfair workplace laws to the Senate and hoping he can get his way. 

Already 20,000 Australians have spoken to or emailed crossbench senators to ask them to support Australian workers and remind them they have an opportunity to help stop Tony Abbott's attempts to bring back Workchoices one attack at a time.

Read more
3 reactions Share

Ashgrove leafletting - 28 August

Ashgrove deserves a government that keeps its promises.

Since he was elected in 2012, Campbell Newman has broken key election promises time and time again.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Cairns meeting: 3 September

You are invited to a combined unions/Working for Queenslanders meeting to discuss the community campaign to make the state government accountable in our local area.

Read more
1 reaction Share

1  2  3  4  Next →