Draft Key Policies: SA Queensland State Election Campaign 2012

Draft Key Policies: SA Queensland State Election Campaign 2012

  • People Before Profit! Planet Before Profit!
  • For the millions, not the billionaires!

For a liveable Brisbane and Queensland, meeting human needs!

  1. Stop Coal Seam Gas: Immediate moratorium on existing CSG exploration and mining, until safety of land and water can be proved; No new CSG projects; Royal commission into all aspects of CSG industry; Total ban on "fracking."
  2. Take back the people's assets: Re-nationalise QR (Queensland Rail) National, Energex and other privatised state enterprises, under workers' and public control.
  3. For a state-owned insurance company: Re-establish a publicly owned Queensland Government Insurance Office, to offer low-cost, comprehensive insurance, with automatic coverage for floods, fires and cyclones; Take on the greedy private insurance companies!
  4. Set up a new Queensland State Bank: Low-interest loans to householders, farmers and small business; Stop the private banks ripping off the community!
  5. Green energy, not coal: No new coal mines or coal-fired power plants in Queensland; Rapidly phase out existing coal mining; For a major state-owned program of solar, wind-power and geo-thermal electricity production for all future energy needs; Green jobs and retraining for coal-industry workers.
  6. Expand public transport: Invest in rail and buses, not roads for trucks and cars; Free and frequent, and fully integrated, public transport networks throughout Brisbane and the regions; Oppose the recent fare hikes!
  7. Quality universal, public health care, education and housing for all: For a full, independent restructure of Queensland Health, placing QH under public control; Fund public schools, not private education; Expand public and community housing, at reasonable rents.
  8. Genuine justice for Aboriginal people: For a new royal commission into deaths in custody; Implement findings of 1991 commission; Jail those responsible; Full land rights now; Pay "Stolen Wages" in full.
  9. Repeal anti-abortion laws: Genuine equal pay for women workers; full marriage equality for all.
  10. For a government genuinely accountable to the people: Community councils and referenda, not fake "consultation." End corruption and corporations buying political control; For a government of the 99%, not the 1%! Support the Occupy movement!