If you're around West End tomorrow night, don't forget to drop into The Loft at 100 Boundary Street for our Politics in the Pub event. 

We've had acceptances from three of the four candidates, and will also have a panel of experts to question the candidates - Michael Cope from the QCCL, Drew Hutton from Lock the Gate and Indigenous activist Sam Watson.

(To date, we haven't received a response from the LNP candidiate, Fiona Ward. so it's looking very much as if she won't be coming.)

Check out the invite on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1569194053297864/

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Politics in the Pub - #QLDVOTES2015

Politics in the Pub #QLDVOTES2015

With the State Election only weeks away, pundits have written off the Electorate of South Brisbane as a "safe" Labor seat. Australian politics, however, have undergone some seismic shifts lately, with the emergence of minor parties and independents holding the balance of power in the Senate. Will we ever get to the European situation where constantly changing coalitions of parties …Read more.

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YBR

Let’s not forget the homeless!

While the state of the Queensland economy and jobs have been a key focus in the lead up to the State Election, little has been said about the impact of measures that rein in State debt on our most vulnerable. The reality is that many individuals and families can slide into homelessness with one major hit to their income, whether …Read more.

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Helen A

Queensland Elections - Where are the Charitable Policies?

The economic and social footprint of charities and the Not for Profit sector seems to have been largely ignored in the Queensland election writes David Crosbie, CEO, Community Council for Australia. In the short term political contest of ideas about employment and future prosperity in Queensland, the economic and social footprint of charities and the not-for-profit sector seems to have …Read more.

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F45

Australia welcomes the world’s best

The world’s best cricketers will be in action in February throughout Australia and New Zealand in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The 2015 World Cup begins on February 14. India are the current world champions and the trophy has been on a tour of several cities in the country before it heads to Australia and New Zealand, where it will …Read more.

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Terry White

Too many kids in care, says peak body

The unacceptable number of Indigenous children in state care must be reduced by the next Qld government. The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in state care has reached the highest level ever recorded in Queensland and all parties need to commit to reducing this says the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak Body. The …Read more.

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PARTIES FAIL THE CIVIL LIBERTIES TEST

PARTIES FAIL THE CIVIL LIBERTIES TEST

QCCL President, Michael Cope, said today, “On 8 January 2015 the Council wrote to each of the registered political parties taking part in the Queensland election asking them ten questions.1 It is my melancholy duty to report that only three of the political parties, the Greens Party, Family First and ( it has to be said belatedly) Labor have had …Read more.

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