Mark Jones

  • signed Queensland's children can't wait 2017-04-20 10:38:50 +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 Our Reef, Our Climate 2016-04-02 01:29:47 +1000

    Our Reef, Our Climate, Our Queensland

    779 signatures

    To: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister Anthony Lynham, 

    Experts are telling us that the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing the worst coral bleaching event ever seen and it is all because of climate change. Our reef is grappling with the impacts of climate change. You say that you care about protecting the reef but your actions speak louder than your words.

    Recently, you granted the mining leases for Adani's Carmichael mega-mine. As Queenslanders, we know that outdated coal projects like Carmichael mine cannot coexist with our reef. We don't want workers and their communities left in the lurch when the future of the fossil fuel industry looks rocky. Queenslanders have a vision for a future powered by the wind and the sun, which supports healthier communities and protects the Great Barrier Reef for our kids. 

    We have all of the technology and people power we need to transform our energy system, create healthier communities and an economy that provides thousands of clean jobs for Queensland. We are calling on you to stand up for our reef, our climate and Queensland's future by:

    • Actively creating a clean jobs plan for Queensland that creates healthier and sustainable communities
    • Developing a fair and just transition plan for workers and communities away from outdated fuels and towards clean energy 
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  • pledged support 2015-04-10 10:26:42 +1000

    Queensland's Bill Of Rights

    498 votes

    Queensland is a big place. 

    Queenslanders are ready for a big conversation, a conversation that is worth having - a conversation for our rights. 

    It's time for a real review into a bill of rights in Queensland. We all have rights as people, it's time that our democracy recognised those rights and gave them legal protection against politicians that go too far. 

    Do you support a bill of rights in Queensland? 

    Pledge your vote

  • commented on Your money to a foreign coal company 2014-11-20 14:07:20 +1000 · Flag
    Divest from the four major banks in Australia now to help stop this madness.

  • answered no 2014-04-17 13:57:23 +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.

    Take the survey

  • answered 2013-11-15 09:17:42 +1000
    Q: What message do you think will help us change the conversation for judicial independence in Queensland?
    A: Focus on not reversing the changes from the Fitzgerald Inquiry

    Your say on our campaign for judicial independence

    Thousands of Queenslanders have stepped up already in support of judicial independence against Campbell Newman's political attacks by signing our 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. 


    Take the survey

  • endorsed via 2013-09-20 11:04:39 +1000
    Can’t see what I am typing! I would like to see amore protection for the environment and amove towards not away from alternative power!

    Our Purpose

     What will build a better Queensland?

    Your involvement and survey feedback have also been building ideas about what is important for a better Queensland.

    The Working for Queenslanders Purpose Statement is the result: a foundation to unite us and principles to guide our actions.

    1. We believe that Queenslanders should have the opportunity to have the best lives possible.
    2. We believe it is the role of government in society to develop strategies in partnership with communities to provide the framework for a safe and civilised society for all Queenslanders in which all Queenslanders can positively engage no matter where in the state they live, what they earn and no matter what their background.
    3. We believe that all Queenslanders should have access to quality health care no matter where in the state they live and no matter what their income and that the government must remain directly responsible for the delivery of health services. We believe our government should strive to have the world’s best health care for all Queenslanders.
    4. We recognise the right of Queenslanders to access private health services but this must remain a choice not a necessity.
    5. We believe that all Queenslanders should have a right to the best education possible no matter where they live or what they earn. The delivery of education must be on the basis of investing in Queenslanders not on the basis of short term economic benefits to the local economy.
    6. We believe that the government’s role in providing all Queenslanders access to quality free education applies equally to children and adults and that all Queenslanders  have a right to quality pre-school, school and higher education.
    7. We recognise the right of Queenslanders to access private educational services but this must remain a choice not a necessity.
    8. It is the role of government to protect the Queensland environment for future generations of Queenslanders.
    9. It is the role of government to manage Queensland’s natural resources for all current and future Queenslanders.
    10. It is the role of government to provide a safe community for Queenslanders through an appropriately resourced criminal justice system which includes a publicly owned and operated system of correctional facilities which ensure a continued focus on security and rehabilitation.
    11. It is the role of government to protect all Queenslanders but in particular those Queenslanders who are most vulnerable such as our children. It must be a priority that all Queensland children are appropriately covered by a publicly funded and operated child protection system.
    12. All Queenslanders should have equal access to justice through our courts system no matter where they live or what they earn.
    13. It is the role of government to provide appropriate regulation of Queenslanders’ working lives and protect Queenslanders at work. It is also the role of government to protect the rights of workers to collectively organise to improve their wages and conditions.
    14. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Australians with ongoing connection  with their land and their culture and their contribution to  Queensland. We also recognise the need for community led, targeted services to address education, health, and justice  challenges still faced within many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
    15. We recognise that people from all parts of the state, including Queenslanders living in regional and remote Queensland, contribute and that it is our shared responsibility to deliver services to ensure no one is disadvantaged by their location.
    16. We recognise the contributions and experiences of many groups to our society including Queenslanders from diverse communities and with diverse needs and that services need to address these needs to ensure a society where all Queenslanders have the opportunity for the best lives possible.
    17. We believe that all Queenslanders should have access within the confines of a safe and civilised society to high quality health services, education and training, ongoing access through the generations to the environment and natural resources, safety and justice and fairness in working lives.
    18. We believe this should be provided in culturally safe ways and environments, free from discrimination, and in all locations.
    19. We believe that the government’s role is to develop strategies in partnership with our communities to develop positive engagement in a safe and civilised society.