Child safety is everyone’s business, and as community members we recognise the role that we have to play. However, Child Safety Services have an important and particular role in keeping Queensland's children safe from harm.
As a community, we believe our responsibility to ensure that our children have safe and healthy upbringings is one of the most important there is.
Child Safety Services do an extremely difficult job with resources that do not match the community's needs. Child Safety Services is our last line of defence for harm against children, and we need to properly resource the department so that its workers can do their job to the best of their ability. We call upon you to listen to the workers that know best about how to support our at-risk children and families, and implement a funding model that supports them.
Queensland's children can't wait.914 signaturesAdd signature
Allan Gardiner posted about createwelcome on Facebook 2016-06-06 09:36:30 +1000
If there's one thing Australians believe in, it's the right to a 'fair go'. That's why it's not surprising to hear from so many of you that you're concerned about the unfair treatment of refugees.
As Queenslanders, we believe that people who come to Australia, including refugees and asylum seekers, should be free to live by the values of our country and they too should have fairness, equality, respect - a fair go.13 registers
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Allan Gardiner answered no 2014-07-03 13:52:45 +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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