New Dawn for Queensland, Campbell gone in an emphatic roar of NO Sale!!

Pensioner's Voice

Logan landslide liquidates LNP in and around Logan city.

Those major servile MPs who went all the way with the major to the extent that they would not answer our letters but who for media south column with some in our branch now follow him into oblivion, we hope the column goes with them.

New Dawn for Queensland, Campbell gone in an emphatic roar of NO Sale!!

So now’s the day and now’s the hour to press the victory over those who would oppress us, and emphasise to all; WE, US, OURS, NOT FOR SALE OR LEASE, NOT NOW, NOT EVER!

Did you ever see such a disgraceful attempt at getting yourself re-installed into Govt? Bare faced lies, half truths, touched up videos, voice overs, truckloads of money tipped into some electorates, the lot. They left no stone unturned, it must have been embarrassing to some of them even to have the stone lifted under which they had been coiled for so long, our local so called representatives have been invisible and silent for so long that only a few remembered them when they emerged briefly/nervously during the indecently short election campaign. The major’s training came into play here, (much harder to hit a fast moving target). But it didn’t work.

But let us not fall into their modus operandi of denigrating all who don’t adhere to their philosophy (if what they believe can be dignified by that name). It was truly heart rending to see Dr. Davies say his piece about the major led LNP. Obviously a man of principle, it must have taken a mighty effort to so describe the party which he so stoutly favoured B.M. (before major). We admire that as we admire all of that ilk, honest people, which includes the President of the Qld. Police Union, Leavers who was not afraid to look the people of Qld in the eye and tell them that the major lied to him, something that we already knew, but it took courage and integrity on his part to do it. Both have been joined by other prominent persons. But more to the point, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Queensland voters knew what his word was worth and said so at the polls.
So where to from here? For sure the only direction from here is up, this is as bad as it gets so let’s take heart from that.

We need to strongly lobby all politicians to the effect that this is our country, including the original inhabitants, who had it taken from them by the same people who are now attempting to take it from us. We need to have them understand that “our’s” means just that, you and I have no right to sell or lease anything without the agreement of the owners, they don’t either. We need to continue to push for better/more representation in the Parliaments of our country. For too long we have been treated like something that is a bit of a chore, a bit of a nuisance, something that would be better if it wasn’t here and except for a brief period during Rudd/Gillard when the FGFP Coalition really got us on the board so to speak, we have been poorly compensated for a lifetime of work.

Through the Fair Go For Pensioners Co-alition (FGFP Co) we lifted to the level of having the pension linked to the Average Total Male weekly Earnings (ATMWE) to the extent that the pension was set at 27% of ATMWE and that was indexed every 6 mths by referring to 2 indexes,the pensioners and beneficiary’s CPI and the cost of living index CPI then if that did not equate to 27% of ATMWE a further amount was added to maintain the link at 27%. Tony’s plan is to scrap that. Weep for the young people who will put in a lifetime of life on the dole. Already they are targeted for 6 mths of life with no money and the axes are out to chop the pension down further so that if they survive till age 70 it’s like losing a $1 and finding 50 cents. They deserve better than that, so do we and on that basis, this is our country, despite what Joe says we do have an entitlement.

There has been some talk lately about a minimum liveable wage paid to all regardless of circumstances to take the place of all other payments, dole, pensions of all sorts, everything, so that whatever your situation you would have sufficient money to live reasonably. This proposition comes to light periodically, I can remember it being discussed when Yvonne Zardani was Secretary of the League.

This idea doesn’t come from the likes of Tony, Joe or Campbell, in fact when the subject has been to the fore in the past people of that ilk were known to frequently take a hex and a lie down until the idea had drifted off the front page again, so to speak. Nevertheless it has some very positive aspects not the least being that it would eliminate cheating since everyone is automatically entitled. That would mean little to those in an already comfortable position but to those who would otherwise have to apply for the dole, pension etc., it would be a real boon. The cost of such a scheme would be considerable but when just 1% of people own over 50% of the wealth of the world, in the USA 1% own as much as the remaining 99% it is obviously affordable but would require a re-distribution of wealth, hence the bex’s and lie downs in certain quarters and that’s why in a little while this subject will again drift away.

You may think that’s good, now they will leave us alone for a while but history tells us that that’s not so, in fact right now all the lower paid and recipients of pensions etc etc are under attack by the very same people who we thought may have been away recovering from the shock of seeing the minimum/liveable wage (MLW) raised again and seen it off again. Their intentions have been listed in many places and in the Newsletter before and are familiar to you. We have been lucky that much of their intentions have been if you were thinking about coming down to our meetings and you have some problem with transport ecause of a disability that makes it difficult to use Public Transport don’t forget that you can go to your Dr nd explain the problem. He may issue you with a script hat can enable you to use taxis at half the normal cost halted in the Senate, but they will not go away whilst Tony and Co. govern.

On the local scene not one LNP candidate has been spotted in Woodridge, say what you like about the LNP (ugly, parasites,etc, etc,) as you please, but not stupid, they know and their supporters know too, this is working class territory and to campaign in Woodridge with their plans for the workers and pensioners and public assets as they currently are would be like making ice-cream in hell. And yet their presence is noted around the area, a bit like foxes, you know they are there, but rarely do they come out into the open , hoist their true colours, but when they do it’s truly something to behold. They reveal all the traits that we have attributed to them over the years, I must say on rare occasions even I thought some of the things said about them were a bit rough, but I certainly do think that any more.”Born to rule attitude” spot on, “arrogant” ditto, “sly” yes , “liars” the best and greatest, “wolves in sheep clothing” too mild, “would sell not only their own mother but yours too” absolutely. “Would masquerade as a friend of pensioners/pensioners then not only lease public assets to make profits for themselves but charge pensioners for the use of same” too true. “Would mislead people to the extent that they would find themselves on the wrong side of rules and normal proceedure,in fact a lynch mob” yes they would and in the case of Logan Branch they did. Do you think that now the game is over they will apologise and come back to the fold, I don’t.


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