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.
Over the last few weeks, supporters like you have been talking to voters about the issues that matter to them and again and again privatisation comes up.Read more
The federal election period has kicked off. We know this means a lot of noise, but we also know this is represents a unique opportunity to talk about the services that Queensland needs.
We want to bring this message direct to voters at this critical time.Read more
In Tim Nicholls’ budget on Tuesday, Queenslanders heard this government commit to improve our services. He talked about "accessible, quality services" (in a budget that increases cost of living) and chose not to mention his government’s privatisation agenda in his delivery. Within hours after this speech he was discussing his roll out plans for contestability and how this government will implement the privatisation of our services.
Every budget promise made by this government remains hollow while this government persists to give away our valuable services and their responsibilities.
Now it’s our turn to begin rolling out our plans to win. Read on for more information on the results of a survey you may have recently participated in.Read more
Campbell Newman and Lawrence Springborg are headed down the dangerous road of privatisation and they are starting with our valuable health and hospital services.
They are selling out their responsibility to provide quality healthcare and handing it off to big companies whose first and major priority is to turn a profit.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Already, tens of thousands of Queenslanders have shown that they are ready to stand up for local, quality services in their community, because our kids should have the best opportunities no matter where they live or where they come from.
This week workers from Disability Services joined with people with disabilities, and their families to show the importance of disability services to their local communities and how the community expects local politicians to deliver quality services for people with disabilities.
That's what the Disabilities Week of Action was all about. That's what this blog is all about highlighting and that's why the people sticking up for quality services in disabilities should motivate us all. That's why we will keep fighting with these workers for quality services as part of our movement.