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.
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Judy Ridgewell answered no 2014-04-17 17:54:19 +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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Judy Ridgewell answered 2013-11-15 11:13:24 +1000Q: What message do you think will help us change the conversation for judicial independence in Queensland?
A: Focus on how Campbell Newman's government is giving itself greater powers.
Thousands of Queenslanders have stepped up already in support of judicial independence against Campbell Newman's political attacks by signing our Change.org petition.
We know there is more to do to change the conversation in Queensland and to demonstrate to politicians that further power grabs undermine the Queensland so many people have worked so hard to build.
We know we need to do more to grow our campaign and to get the message out there. That's why we're asking supporters like you, people who have stepped up before, to do it again by sharing your ideas for the tactics we should take next.
Thank you in advance for having your say and growing our movement for a better Queensland, for standing for judicial independence not shortsighted political attacks.
You've done it before, now you can help determine the next steps, answer YES or NO on the first question below to start the brief four question survey.
We'll be in touch soon with the results and what we can do to grow our voice for judicial independence in Queensland.