Author: Kerrod Trott

Jackie Trad to deliver transparency on infrastructure funding – #qldvotes

Local member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad has announced that a re-elected Labor Government will require Councils to reveal more information to the community about how millions of dollars in developer levies are spent in their local neighbourhoods. “Residents have consistently raised concerns with me over the lack of transparency around how councils distribute the millions of dollars levied from developers, which are meant to go towards important community projects like parks and local roads,” Ms Trad said. “I know this is particularly a concern in our local community. “If re-elected, the Palaszczuk Government will amend the Planning Act...

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Helen says “Think before you vote” – #qldvotes

Local Labor identity Helen Abrahams has some advice for anyone who intends to vote for the environment on Saturday. Labor’s election pledge to build large scale, publicly owned renewable energy will put Queensland ahead of the rest of the country, embracing our competitive advantage of world beating sunshine. While the community overwhelmingly believes electricity is best delivered by the public sector, most of the renewable energy currently being built in Australia is privately owned, offering huge profits to corporations. Our renewable energy revolution is sadly delivering privatisation by stealth. Queensland Labor has promised to build 1000 Megawatts of publicly...

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Some questions for Jackie Trad MP – #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Jackie Trad MP, sitting member and candidate for the ALP. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I have been a local in South Brisbane for more than 40 years. I grew up in East Brisbane, attending St Joseph’s Primary School at Kangaroo Point. My parents owned and ran the fruit shop in Woolloongabba and, together with my husband, I am...

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Simon Quinn, LNP Candidate – #qldvotes

As we have not yet received a candidate profile from Simon Quinn, LNP Candidate, we publish below the material published on the LNP Queensland website. LOCAL FAMILY My family and I live in South Brisbane – we love the local community and I’ve lived on the southside of Brisbane for most of my life. I’m a landscape gardener and horticulturalist – I actually understand the environment and conservation. We’ve built our business here and understand the pressure being put on small business through higher electricity prices and unfriendly Labor policy decisions. AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBER I’m a big believer...

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Some questions for Karagh-Mae Kelly – #qldvotes

As part of the Westender’s election coverage, we have sent each candidate a list of questions regarding their policies, philosophy and voting intentions. Here is the response of Karagh-Mae Kelly, Independent candidate for Animal Justice Party. What do you think makes you personally qualified to represent the residents of the South Brisbane electorate? I am running as an independent for the Animal Justice Party. I am an active member of my community here in West End and work in the city as an investigator. I sit on the board for a women’s refuge where I have implemented a successful...

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