Queenslanders won’t cop Labor’s council voting shake-up
Annastacia Palaszczuk is on track to ignore the will of the people.
It comes as Councils across the state have launched a major campaign to reject Labor’s rigging of the Local Government voting system.
A poll from the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) shows an overwhelming number of Queenslanders don’t support the changes.
LNP Shadow Minister for Local Government Ann Leahy said 70 per cent of people don’t want Annastacia Palaszczuk to interfere.
“Labor plans to introduce compulsory preferential voting, a senate style voting system and public funding for candidates,” Ms Leahy said.
“The next Local Government elections are due in 12 months.
“Democracy is not enhanced by complex voting systems that the voters don’t understand.
“It also forces voters to choose candidates they don’t know or never heard of.
“Labor wants to complicate the Local Government voting system to advance their own political party.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk has form when it comes to rigging outcomes that favour Labor.
“She did it with the Lady Cilento Hospital name change poll in Brisbane and now she’s up to her old tricks with Local Government Elections.
“Labor’s priorities are all wrong.
“Instead of fixing our hospitals, investing in infrastructure and busting congestion, they’re more focused on manipulating Local Government elections for their own benefit.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk is out of touch and I call on her to scrap this proposal.”
“This is a voting shake up that puts the ‘order in’ for full Labor councils in regional Queensland.
“We have the proof, you only have to look at the last election for Division 10 in Fraser Coast Regional council, where all the Red Shirts presented to get their preferred councillor in.
“They can also run quieter candidates just to preference major left players.
“It’s bad for regional Queensland as it promotes political agendas in local government.