Campbell Newman and his government have increasingly moved to give themselves greater powers and to shut down debate.
These moves have received widespread condemnation, from author of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Tony Fitzgerald, to Independent MPs, like Liz Cunningham about the direction Campbell Newman is taking Queensland, further away from the lessons of the 1980s and towards a place where the only response to any opposition is to shut it down.
Queenslanders are ready to have an honest conversation about the Queensland we live in, and the measures we need to maintain integrity, accountability and a diversity of voices in our democracy.
With the attacks by Campbell Newman's government on working people, on services, on judges, and now on other parliamentarians who speak up, it's worth asking 'how can we protect our right to speak up and our right to fight for a better Queensland?'
An important part of this conversation that we hear from many supporters is whether Queensland should restore an Upper House, a house of review, a balance on unfettered executive power, a place where diverse voices can be heard.
Have your say today. Be part of the conversation to restore the balance.