Author: Jackie Trad

Jackie Trad talks about South Brisbane #qldvotes

With the State Election called for Saturday 25 November, local MP Jackie Trad reflected on why she first decided to run for the Queensland Parliament. Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad said she wanted to stand up for the local community she has called home for more than 40 years.  “I love my community, the place I’ve called home all my life,” Ms Trad said. “I’m motivated by the same values and issues that we care about locally – a great education & health system, an inclusive economy that creates jobs, equality & opportunity, great public transport & more...

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We won’t be silenced on Marriage Equality

South Brisbane is one of the most progressive seats in the Queensland Parliament. It’s a community of old working class suburbs that over time have formed a unique and vibrant culture of activism, art and academia. Many thought this would mean the anger and vitriolic bigotry of the marriage equality postal survey would seem a world away. Nothing could be further from reality. Last week, Queensland Police announced they were investigating four separate incidents in my electorate targeting houses displaying Vote Yes materials. Crimes ranged from swastikas being spray painted on fences to rocks being thrown through windows. These...

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