Lyn Cole

  • signed Queensland's children can't wait 2017-04-18 15:01:53 +1000

    Queensland's children can't wait

    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.

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  • signed No TAFE takeover 2016-02-05 11:26:40 +1000

    No TAFE takeover

    1,622 signatures

    We are calling on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Skills and Training Yvette D'Ath to oppose the Turnbull government’s plans to takeover TAFE and open the doors to private providers rushing in to profit off students seeking vocational education.

    See the leaked plan here. 

    Last year when Queenslanders voted for change, they voted against cuts, privatisation of their public services and assets – including TAFE. The Palaszczuk government has taken important steps to reverse the attacks on the sector under the Newman government and should be commended for their efforts to put students and workers ahead of the wholesale privatisation of the sector envisaged by the LNP and their big business backers.

    Add your name today and join with the Queenslanders calling for a better public TAFE not the dismantling of the sector through cuts, privatisation and fee hikes. 

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  • answered no 2014-05-21 18:01:12 +1000
    Q: Should the government use taxpayer funds to fund an ad campaign supporting privatisation?
    A: no

    Pollie Pay Choices

    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.

    Take the simple three-question survey below to share your views.

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