There’s a deliberate agenda at play right now – and that agenda is to privatise our public assets in Qld for the benefit of the corporate sector, and their increasing control of key infrastructure and decision making in this state.
Corporations don’t like governments owning anything – they believe everything should be controlled by the market, and while we agree with the principles of free enterprise and genuine competition – that is NOT what is happening here.
What is happening, is that corporate monopolies like Qld Motorways – which have no competition – are taking over our roads, and charging us for their profit!
If the government is managing the roads, they only have the COSTS to cover, whereas if corporations are involved, Qld motorists not only have to pay for the costs of the roads, but we also have to pay for the profit margin for these companies. As soon as private corporations enter the picture, the aim will always be to maximize their profits and reduce costs, which will lead to us PAYING MORE for our roads, and getting less service.
And the same is true for electricity and public hospitals. When hospitals are operated privately, funds have to be diverted into profit for shareholders, so there is less for actual health SERVICES.
If our hospitals are privatised, the pressure to charge fees will increase, and this means extra costs for individuals and families, for essential health services. It also often leads to corrupt practices such as incentive payments to doctors to push patients into more expensive and perhaps unnecessary interventions.
Elsewhere, the hospital privatisation experiment has failed dismally and governments have had to buy many of them back – for instance, the NSW auditor general said the NSW people paid twice for the Port Macquarie Hospital when the State Government had to buy it back after it was privatised. Public hospitals and community healthcare is something that governments do better than private companies, and governments are also more accountable to the community.
The same is true for our electricity generators – do you want the price of electricity to go up even more than it has? You know as well as I do, that is exactly what will happen if they are sold to the private sector – just look at what happened with our water bills when that was privatised!
The government is spending millions of dollars on an advertising blitz trying to convince everyone that it’s in OUR benefit to sell off our public assets – particularly our electricity generators.
Yet, they are WRONG. Do not believe the lies and misinformation about the sell-offs. The inevitable consequence will be EVEN HIGHER ELECTRICITY PRICES – and this has been proven time and time again in those places where they have privatised power supplies.
Take South Australia for instance, where they have sold their electricity generators off – THEY NOW HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE POWER BILLS IN AUSTRALIA! This is according to data from the Australian Energy Regulator – a totally independent and unbiased authority.
Furthermore, in both SA and Victoria (both states that have privatised their power generators), they have regular load shedding in peak times!!
DO YOU WANT TO DO WITHOUT POWER DURING PEAK PERIODS JUST BECAUSE THE PRIVATE POWER COMPANY WANTS TO MAKE MORE PROFIT?
Do you realise that this privatisation experiment was tried in New Zealand in the 1990s and IT FAILED DISMALLY – leading to years of negative economic growth, unemployment of 18%, and health care, education and other social services devastated for 15 years!
We don’t want this to happen in Qld.
Do we want a corporate oligarchy in Qld where control is in the hands of a few multinational companies – that’s worse than communism!
The job of government is to serve the public – not to get into bed with big business, so please join us and STOP THE SELL-OFFS!
OUR POLICY IS STOP THE PRIVATISATION OF OUR POWER GENERATORS PUBLIC HOSPITALS AND TAFES, & KEEP ALL PUBLIC ASSETS IN STATE HANDS!
Authorised by J.D. Hodges, 77 Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton. 4560 for the Motorists Party.
We all want people to be safe, but the ridiculous restrictions on our normal lives and liberties are doing MORE harm to MORE people than the virus ever will! Surely a better solution is to protect the elderly and vulnerable …. and let the rest of us get back to work and our normal lives!
Here’s a quote from Jeanette Young, Qld’s chief medical officer about covid19: “Most cases would not be severe…. 80 per cent of them will get a very mild disease — they’ll possibly hardly even know they’ve got anything” [Source: ABC News]
We want to ‘stay positive’, but there comes a time when it’s necessary to call out tyranny and injustice for what it is. Let’s not ‘look on the bright side’ – when un-elected bureaucrats are taking away our hard-won freedoms. We cannot sit by and accept the oppressive, police state powers that have unreasonably been thrust upon us – when there is another solution.
Please – don’t just ‘think positive’ … think critically, and question what you’re being spoon-fed by ‘authorities’ and the corrupt mainstream media.
We were told back in January that 50,000 – 100,000 Australians would die, yet after six months there have been just 361 deaths. These unreasonable restrictions are not really about ‘saving lives’ – 8,500 children die every day from hunger: deaths that that could easily be saved with a fraction of the money currently being spent on this fake ‘pandemic’ if governments really cared about ‘saving lives’. No, this is about restricting our basic rights and freedoms and conditioning us to obey without question. Obey the government. Obey the doctor. Obey the bureaucrats. Obey the ‘authorities’ ….. Or else.
Will you accept even more government control, government restrictions on our freedoms, government regulations and government demands ….. or will you speak out; will you resist?
Join the Resistance.
We can care for the elderly and vulnerable without these crazy restrictions. Protect them, and let the rest of us have our lives back!
Jeffrey Hodges B.Sc. M.Sc.(Hons) B.Ed.
Founder & Secretary