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.Read more
Felicity Wade is the National Co-convenor of the Labor Environment Action Network
Over the last months, LEAN in Queensland has been campaigning - with the support of the Electrical Trades Union - for public investment and ownership of renewable energy. This campaign gathered huge support across the rank and file in the lead up to Queensland Conference in late July.Read more
Brad Sparrow writes about the establishment of Labor Enabled in Queensland
Two years ago, I was standing on a street stall with Terri Butler MP spruiking the credentials of our Member for Griffith. An articulate young woman with a cognitive impairment approached us and raised questions around policy for people with a disability. Many of the issues we talked about were universal to many of us with a disability and although our discussion was brief, it stayed with me.Read more
Jacqueline King, QLD Left Branch Convenor, reports for Challenge from the QLD Labor State Conference
From just seven, then nine members of Parliament, to forty-three in less than one full term, Queensland ALP members celebrated an almost unlikely victory at this year’s State Conference, our first real get together since the January poll.
Right across the nation, Labor faces tough times. This was brought home to me daily while campaigning in the recent Queensland state election.Read more
From the moment LNP leader Campbell Newman announced he would contest the seat, Ashgrove became the key local contest of the 2012 Queensland State Election.Read more