• Petitioned Campbell Newman

This petition was delivered to:

The Premier of Queensland
Campbell Newman
The Attorney-General of Queensland
Jarrod Bleijie

Dump your anti-democracy laws!

    1. Petition by

      Stand for Queensland

They're unprecedented. The Attorney-General himself says he's "gone to the extreme" on these new laws. The LNP has pushed through legislation that will restrict all Queenslanders from speaking out on government policies.

And what’s worse the LNP tried to give themselves an obscenely large pay rise, including Campbell Newman who wanted to pay himself as much as the President of the United States.

At the same time as awarding themselves this pay rise, the LNP government legislated to crush your democratic freedoms.  They want to close down free speech in Queensland by:

- introducing extreme new laws to  make it practically impossible for workers to speak out on important workplace and community issues

- making it more difficult for Queenslanders to vote them out by requiring you to have photo ID on election day – harder for migrants, indigenous and elderly.

- removing current caps on political party donations so they can now legally be bought out by global corporations

- forcing trade unions that want to publicly campaign on important issues like workplace safety, privatisation or workers' compensation to be required to first call a referendum of their members.

Combined unions are running a  High Court challenge, however as we do that, the LNP are scrambling to give themselves a green light on privatisation of electricity, hospitals, schools, and public transport.

Please sign our petition today. Share the video. And help tell Campbell Newman to stop trying to silence Queenslanders with these "extreme" laws.

You can find out more and chip in to fight these laws by visiting www.saveyoursay.org.au

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Save Your Say spreads the word

      Television advertisements screened across Queensland in early June highlighting the dangers of these dangerous anti-democracy laws.
      Our petition has reached almost 1500 supporters, which shows the deep concerns that Queenslanders - and all Australians - share about these LNP laws.
      When you sign our petition, don't forget to share it with your friends and others concerned about free speech.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.

      Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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    • Carolyn Holland URANGAN, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      United we stand and divided we fall. Laws aimed at muzzling peoples freedom of speech seek to diminish their capacity for united action. Where freedom of speech is quashed, oppression rules.

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    • Kerry Pommer RACEVIEW, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Australia = freedom of speech, coupled with respect for others. 'I may not respect your opinion, but I will defend your right to express it".

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    • maree sipthorp MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Australia must stand up for democracy....

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    • Andrew Moran BATTERY HILL, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      We need something better than government by mental pygmies suffering from small dog disease.

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