Many supporters have expressed their disbelief following Lawrence Springborg's remarks that Queenslanders may 'reconsider' privatisation.
After Queenslanders made it abundantly clear over the past two elections that they want quality services, not privatisation. There's increasing speculation that Lawrence Springborg is facing internal pressure as his party remains in the political wilderness, still unable to come to terms with their electoral loss and why it happened.
People like you refused to accept that the only way to build a better state was through attacks, cuts and privatisation. Queenslanders deserve better and have shown that you are ready to stand for change time and again.
Already more than a thousand people have signed to tell Lawrence Springborg to walk away from privatisation once and for all.
You can add your name today.
Lawrence Springborg's desperation is on show as he scrambles for internal support, it's up to us to tell all politicians that it's time for him to walk away from privatisation once and for all.
Around the traps:
- There's a lot of people concerned this week that the Queensland government will keep the LNP's water laws that put our groundwater at risk despite their election commitment to scrap the laws. Find out more and let your Labor MP know what you think.
- In good news, the federal government has announced that they will not be proceeding with legislation that would allow students to be hit with higher fees. The legislation had been defeated twice already in the Senate, in a sign that the government recognises the reality that the public doesn't buy their spin. The government have delayed these plans. It's important to note that these plans have not been abandoned, but rather delayed in the face of political reality. It's now up to students, university workers and the community to keep the pressure up for a better higher education sector not build on the backs of student debt.
- Meanwhile, Tony Abbott has hit the airwaves this week to defend his record and claim that on key issues like marriage equality, climate change and the economy there is no change from the policy positions under his leadership. You can catch Tony Abbott's comments here. It won't be long until more and more people starting asking what it was all for?
- Shell announced they were abandoning their Arctic mining operations citing cost and other factors. This is a real victory for the community who stood up against further environmental destruction in the Arctic and for a safe climate future.
- This week's long read focuses on the idea of basic income. Read and tell us what do you think?
It has been great reconnecting with supporters, getting your feedback and preparing for what's next.