Louise Noble commented on Your money to a foreign coal company 2014-11-27 14:59:35 +1000Greens all the way for me. The ALP has sold out and has become a “mini-me” LNP. The ALP is complicit with the LNP on too many issues. We urgently require robust anti-corruption laws and a body to investigate and prosecute political corruption such as NSW ICAC. Donations to political parties should be completely banned and elections publicly funded. Corporate influence buying has destroyed any semblance of democracy in this country.
Louise Noble answered 2014-11-27 14:55:41 +1000Q: Should money in the public health budget go towards public health or go towards lining the pocket of private companies?
A: Public health care matters and public money should go to access in this system.
Louise Noble commented on Privatisation: Coming to an Area Near You? 2014-04-18 12:08:52 +1000State and Federal LNP governments have been completely hijacked by corporate interests. The Labor Party has also at times been guilty of the same charge. It is abundantly clear that both the Newman and Abbott governments are acting solely in the interests of their mates and corporate donors. We have only the illusion of democracy. Politicians simply supply the rhetoric and spin to convince the public of the merit of their proposals which are clearly NOT in the public interest. The use of public funds to support political advertising should be banned as should the donations by corporations to political parties. Lobbyists have far too much power and Costello and others of his ilk serve only themselves and their mates.
I am disturbed by the number of military persons who currently occupy positions of power (eg. Newman and Cosgrove) and fear that the current thinking is seriously heading towards anti-democratic and totalitarian governments. Spin, control of the media, use of public funds for political advertising, curbing of freedom of association, banning of street marches, gagging of whistle-blowers and public servants…the list goes on.
I am deeply, deeply concerned by the actions of our current governments.
Louise Noble answered no 2014-04-18 11:55:57 +1000Q: Should the government use taxpayer funds to fund an ad campaign supporting privatisation?
The Queensland government is spending millions of dollars of taxpayer money on an ad campaign to convince Queenslanders that the selloff of our public assets would be a "strong choice."
They’ve even included a website and survey tool designed to make it look like privatisation is a good idea, and the only way to pay for services and to pay off debt that is supposedly "unsustainable."
But their website doesn’t tell the whole story, and the choices it allows you to make are only the ones the government wants you to make.
For example, it doesn’t give you the option of making the "strong choice" to refuse the pollie pay rises delivered by the "independent" tribunal – a move that would save Queenslanders many millions of dollars that could be used to fund vital services.
We’re asking for the Treasurer to:
- refuse the massive politicians’ pay increase;
- be honest and open, put the full facts on the table;
- focus on getting services for Queenslanders, not on spending taxpayer money to support a "listening" campaign when you have already made up your mind.
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