What will they sell first?

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.

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.

Campbell Newman was elected on a “no privatisation” platform but is now trying to get away with selling off services in hospitals and education to big business without calling it “privatisation.” He claims that nobody will notice or care when their publicly-run service suddenly becomes run by a for-profit businesses.

People in the community know that’s not true, which is why politicians try to hide the facts about privatisation. Everyone knows that privatisation means job cuts, economic pain, and lower quality services. It’s up to us all to expose the politicians on privatisation – they’ll do or say anything to avoid the issue.

Tony Abbott has promised an “independent audit” much like the “independent audit” that Campbell Newman has used in Queensland to break his election promises on cuts and privatisation.

Why is Tony Abbott promising his own ‘audit’ if he has no plans to cut services and see further privatisation? Who wins when services are taken out of public hands? What will Tony Abbott and an LNP federal government sell off first?

Those are big questions for all of us when it comes time to vote on Saturday.

Remember, you only get to vote once, so think twice – vote for jobs and services.

At a time when communities across our state are growing, when we’re facing new environmental challenges and we need to be thinking about the best ways to actually deliver health to our ageing populations. Politicians like Campbell Newman and Tony Abbott don’t get that - they have an agenda of cuts to health, plans that threaten our Great Barrier Reef and an agenda of cuts that we will all be the poorer for. Their priority isn’t the future of jobs or our services, it’s how they can deliver profits for their mates in big business.

This is an opportunity for all of us to act for the better communities we’re all working hard to build. We’ve got a few days to talk to the people around us about what’s at stake this federal election and beyond.

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