Ray Smith

  • signed No TAFE takeover 2016-02-04 18:39:40 +1000
    Disadvantaged kids will wind up totally excluded from educational opportunities, currently TAFE provides an effective second chance for those who don’t thrive in State Schools to succeed.

    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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  • commented on Your money to a foreign coal company 2015-01-13 01:50:47 +1000 · Flag
    Surgery – People are also removed from the “surgery ready” waiting list if they do not respond to a phone call within 24 hours, lets not concern ourselves that they may have lives that involve visiting the grandkids or traveling for their job or any of a hundred other reasons that they may not be home for more than a day.

    Crime – is NOT falling all districts statewide, there are a couple that have had some reduction (Gold Coast is supposedly one), but whenever i go online to the Police website and check our local district Crime is going up and up…

    Jobs – he cut 24,000 people from the Public Service, there were cafes, coffee carts and takeaway shops that went bust in Brisbane CBD as a direct result and the State economy stalled. He has not even made up for those job losses yet – he has most certainly NOT created 1,000 “new” jobs each month ,(nor an average of), since he lied his way into power.

    Lies – after all the lies he told last time He & the LNP simply CANNOT be trusted. If he loses his seat then any promise he made the LNP can (and will) dump “that was campbells promise, not ours…”, IF he keeps his seast he will discard his own promises claiming “I have a mandate to do whatever I want!!”

    and remember the Mantra :-
    Number every box, dont Waste your vote, make Your preference count.