27 October 2013

Branch News Update - October 2013

Fairfield BBQ proves hit with locals

The Annerley Branch has hosted yet another successful community BBQ, this time in the leafy riverside suburb of Fairfield.
Held recently in Robinson Park, local residents were able to speak first hand with Federal MP Graham Perrett, State MP Jackie Trad and Yeerongpilly ALP spokesperson, Cameron Crowther.
Speaking at the event, South Brisbane MP, Jackie Trad (pictured) gave residents an overview of the regressive changes to Queensland's WorkCover laws which would see many workers unfairly disadvantaged.
"Campbell Newman and the LNP have stripped rights away from injured workers and have done so without public consultation. They (the LNP) have consistently demonstrated that they are governing only for themselves and the big end of town", Jackie told concerned local residents.
The annual, free event is organised and funded by the Annerley Branch and is part of the Branch's ongoing community engagement program. The BBQ was the third such event, with more planned for the future. The local turnout highlighted growing concerns many residents have with the LNP's regressive and arrogant style of governing.
For more information about the ongoing campaign against the LNP's attack on workers rights in Queensland, visit http://standforqld.com.au/
Branch supports retention of carbon price
The Annerley Branch has added its support to Federal Labor's announced opposition to any repeal of the carbon price. By unanimously adopting a resolution regarding the carbon price, Branch members expressed a strong view that retention of the price mechanism was essential to tackling the critical issue of climate change.
The resolution, which has been conveyed to Federal leadership, re-iterates endorsement of extensive and irrefutable research into climate change and rejects the Coalition's erroneous claim that the carbon price had negatively impacted electricity prices and the cost of living.
Members have also expressed a desire to undertake community campaigning on the issue of climate change in response to LNP governments which are increasingly hostile to environmental concerns.

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