November 25 is a critical juncture for Queensland

Shannon Fentiman is the Queensland Labor MP for Waterford, and Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Every State Election is billed as the most important election since the last one, but there are many reasons that the Queensland Election on November 25 is a critical juncture for this state.

Many of us will never forget the chaos, the confrontation and the cuts of the Campbell Newman - Tim Nicholls LNP experiment

Despite a hung Parliament, a one-Murdoch-newspaper media environment and constant LNP attacks, the Palaszczuk Government has delivered on a remarkable progressive agenda that has surprised many with its courage and achievement.

Ours is the Government that had the courage to right wrongs by expunging historical sex crime convictions that unfairly targeted LGBTI Queenslanders.

We were the first Australian Government to legislate for paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave for victims of abuse.

We re-implemented the target for 50 per cent women on the boards of Government bodies, and we are ahead of schedule to deliver on that target.

The ban on same-sex couples adopting children, cynically imposed by the LNP, has been lifted. No longer does this state discriminate against great parents just because they happen to be LGBTI Queenslanders.

Like all great causes, these issues are neither simple nor universally popular, but we have stood up to be counted on every single one of them becuase they are right.

Every single one of these advances is under threat if the LNP returns to power in Queensland.

Tim Nicholls is rightly known as a cutter, sacker and seller, but even after he cuts a swathe through vital community and social services like he did last time, a more sinister agenda is likely to be lurking beneath the surface.

And the threat is even greater when you know that his path back to power could be trodden hand in hand with the LNP's spiritual bretheran - One Nation.

That would be a Coalition of regressive and dangerous policies that would threaten every Queenslander.

Already we have seen One Nation release a dangerous and disgusting Domestic Violence policy that, if implemented, would put women and children escaping violence directly back in harms way. The policy is built around the concept that women lie about Domestic Violence incidents in order to victimise men. 

There is no telling what a desperate LNP under Tim Nicholls would agree to, at One Nation's behest, to scrape to a majority in the Parliament.

To make sure we have strong progressive candidates ready to fight the likes of the LNP and One Nation on the campaign battlefield, we need your support.

Can you spare a donation of $25 to help keep Queensland safe from a reactionary LNP-One Nation Coalition?

To donate to Queensland Left candidates, click on the links below.

 

Aaron Harper

Member for Thuringowa

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Thuringowa

 

Brittany Lauga

Member for Keppel

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Keppel

 

Bruce Saunders

Member for Maryborough

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Maryborough

 

Chris Whiting

Member for Murrumba, running for new seat of Bancroft

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Bancroft

 

Coralee O’Rourke

Member for Mundingburra

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Mundingburra

 

Craig Crawford

Member for Barron River

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Barron%20River

 

Don Brown

Member for Capalaba

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Capalaba

 

Glenn Butcher

Member for Gladstone

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Gladstone

 

Jackie Trad

Member for South Brisbane

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=South%20Brisbane

 

Jim Pearce

Member for Mirani

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Mirani

 

Jo-Ann Miller

Member for Bundamba

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Bundamba

 

Leanne Donaldson

Member for Bundaberg

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Bundaberg 

 

Leanne Enoch

Member for Algester

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Algester

 

Mark Bailey

Member for Yeerongpilly, running in new seat of Miller

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Miller

 

Mark Ryan

Member for Morayfield

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Morayfield

 

Mick De Brenni

Member for Springwood

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Springwood

 

Nikki Boyd

Member for Pine Rivers

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Pine%20Rivers

 

Peter Russo

Member for Sunnybank, running in new seat of Toohey

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Toohey

 

Shane King

Member for Kallangur, running in new seat of Kurwongbah

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Kurwongbah

 

Shannon Fentiman

Member for Waterford

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Waterford

 

Steven Miles

Member for Mount Coot-tha, running in new seat of Murrumba

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Murrumba

 

Ali King

Candidate for Maiwar

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Maiwar

 

Brent Hampstead

Candidate for Glass House

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Glass%20House

 

Christopher Johnson

Candidate for Coomera

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Coomera

 

Cynthia Lui

Candidate for Cook

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Cook

 

Dave Kerrigan

Candidate for Gregory

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Gregory

 

David Greene

Candidate for Everton

 

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Everton

 

Jason Hunt

Candidate for Caloundra

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Caloundra

 

Julie McGlone

Candidate for Maroochydore

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Maroochydore

 

Justin Raethel

Candidate for Nicklin

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Nicklin

 

Kim Richards

Candidate for Redlands

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Redlands

 

Luz Stanton

Candidate for Theodore

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Theodore

 

Mark Denham

Candidate for Noosa

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Noosa

 

Meaghan Scanlon

Candidate for Gaven

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Gaven

 

Melissa McMahon

Candidate for Macalister

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Macalister

 

Mike Brunker

Candidate for Burdekin

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Burdekin

 

Philip Anthony

Candidate for Clayfield

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Clayfield

 

Rowan Holzberger

Candidate for Bonney

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Bonney

 

Tony Austin

Candidate for Oodgeroo

https://www.queenslandlabor.org/donate?campaign=Oodgeroo

 


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