30 January 2015

Branch News Update - January 2015 'Southside expected to back Labor'

Queensland Labor is poised to pick up a number of Brisbane southside seats at the weekend's state election. With several polls revealing devastating double-digit swings against the Newman LNP government, seats such as Yeerongpilly, Sunnybank and Algester are widely tipped to fall to Labor.
With the 26 day election campaign winding down, local ALP volunteers have reported an overwhelmingly positive reaction on the hustings.
"People are telling us that they are sick of the LNP, their cuts and their lies", one volunteer said.
Asset sales has been a
major issue this election
"Cuts from both federal and state LNP governments have certainly had an impact on our local community and many voters are happy to send a message", he said.
Key issues that local residents have expressed most concern about have been the LNP's so-called 'asset leasing' policy, the Great Barrier Reef, jobs, the rising cost of living and the current lack of government accountability.
"People are genuinely worried about the LNP's plan for assets and remain unconvinced about the benefits, a local campaign volunteer explained. "No one thinks it is going to bring any real benefits in the long term", she said.
Voting for the Queensland state election will be held Saturday 31st January from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. For more information visit www.ecq.qld.gov.au/2015QLD.aspx

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