Yeerongpilly MP criticised as 'classless'
Yeerongpilly MP, Carl Judge (LNP), has been widely criticised for using the plight of last year’s flood victims to launch an extraordinary attack on the Labor Party.
Contributing to the adjournment debate on 7 June, Mr Judge chose to politicise the flood report by using a speech about the disaster to criticise the former state Labor government as well as the carbon price.
In his speech, Judge compared the impact of a carbon price to the devastation caused by the floods.
As one local resident commented on the speech - “it was pretty classless for Carl Judge to politicise this traumatic event. People died. People died in the floods. It should be off limits for politics. Putting politics in a flood speech is deeply insulting to those who were adversely affected by the crisis - including my family".
“We expect better from our elected representatives”, another angry resident claimed.
Discussion Circle a hit with local members
A recently held 'discussion circle', aimed at streamlining Labor's efforts to win back the state seat of Yeerongpilly has been hailed as a significant milestone in rebuilding the Party locally. The well attended event, held at the Moorooka Bowls Club, saw grass roots members (pictured) from all local branches offer their ideas and thoughts on how the Labor Party can 'rebuild, re-energise and re-connect with voters'.
Recommendations from the events discussion will be used as part of a continuous campaign plan aimed at highlighting the growing list broken promises of the Newman LNP government. Importantly, the process will also examine policy ideas on tackling local issues already being ignored by the LNP.
With the Queensland LNP determined to push ahead with its unpopular and politically driven austerity program, already many local residents are expressing concerns over the likely adverse impacts on services and jobs.
Branch book drive helps out community bookshop
This years book drive, aimed at assisting the iconic Annerley Community Bookshop, was held again with a huge number of donations received from members and supporters.
Organised as a regular activity of the Annerley Branch, the book drive provides the popular bookshop with much needed stock.
Bookshop volunteer Christie was on hand to receive this years donations from Branch members Rod and Doug (pictured). Sales made from the donated books provide the bookshop with financial resources for its ongoing community programs.
For more information about the Annerley Community Bookshop, please visit their website at http://www.annerleybookshop.com.au