The Newman government is preparing for a massive selloff of our public assets. We need to take action now and send a message: our assets are not for sale!
In two weeks the Queensland state government will deliver its budget.
Working for Queenslanders is a movement that is focused on the best way to deliver services to the community, and ensuring that people can have a say on these issues.
As a member of the community, you can have your say at one of the "Community Forums" being organised by the Treasurer for regions across the state.
You don't have to be a lawyer to believe that confidential conversations with judges should be kept confidential. And you don’t have to be a lawyer to ask for higher standards from our politicians who are tasked with administering laws, like the Attorney-General of Queensland, Jarrod Bleijie.
There has been a huge amount going on in our Working for Queenslanders movement. Here is a quick update:
Recently, Campbell Newman reconfirmed his support of privatisation to more than 1000 business and industry leaders at a corporate lunch.
Despite his announcements that the ‘poles and wires’ of our electricity assets are not for sale, Campbell Newman put forward potential ‘public-private partnerships’ and the privatisation of state owned power generators, ports and other key infrastructure that Queenslanders rely on.
These comments by Campbell Newman have highlighted the LNP’s longstanding plans for asset privatisations and for big companies to play a greater role in delivering services for Queensland.
Campbell Newman’s privatisation is here and there’s more to come.
We know that, despite the rhetoric and tricky words like ‘contestability’, that this privatisation agenda is well and truly underway. People across Queensland are seeing contestability of services hitting hospital services like pathology and pharmacy.
You have the power to be part of the conversation on how Queensland will best deliver its electricity by making your contribution on this discussion paper for the 30-year electricity strategy. Hurry, the time for comment closes in 24 hours.
Campbell Newman’s government has been consistent in telling Queenslanders that they shouldn’t expect quality public services. His government insists ‘we can’t afford it’.
It has been empowering to see more and more people like you providing a strong response by saying ‘we can’t afford not to, we can’t afford not to fund quality public health services’ and by saying that Queenslanders can do better than Campbell Newman’s attempts to lower our expectations, and with it our access to quality public services. Quality public services are the very thing we elect our politicians to deliver.
Quality public services are what matter to Queenslanders.
Why do you think Campbell Newman is still talking to business and industry leaders about major privatisation?
What would you tell Campbell Newman about the sale of your assets if you were at his lunch?
Please leave your comments here, or join the conversation on Facebook.
PS. Don’t forget to show your support on our petition that is calling on Premier Campbell Newman to reject any plans for privatisation in Queensland.
Balance. Campbell Newman's recent power grabs at the expense of the judiciary, working people and fellow parliamentarians who dare question their actions is putting things out of balance in Queensland.
Already, thousands of Queenslanders have stepped up to tell Campbell Newman that 'enough is enough'
By signing petitions and chipping in for our ad people have shown that they are prepared to stand up for democracy in Queensland.
Over the last few weeks, supporters like you have been talking to voters about the issues that matter to them and again and again privatisation comes up.
There is just over a week to go. Just over a week for us to join together and shape the conversation ahead of 7 September. That's why we're asking all supporters to join us in one last push -- to have more conversations, to join us doorknocking, to talk to people about your experience with cuts. The services we all rely on are too important to be left to politicians who know nothing but cuts this federal election.
Last weekend 20 locals were out and about on Brisbane’s north spreading the message, listening to people’s issues and telling their stories about why health services help us build better communities. Here’s a photo from the event. This weekend, will you join them?