Noosa voters to tell the government ‘My Voice Matters’

Campaign launched to prevent Palaszczuk Labor Government rigging the next state election

  • The Premier broke Queenslander’s trust, and now it’s time for us to have a say

  • Sign the petition and tell Premier Palaszczuk ‘My Voice Matters’ at: www.myvoicematters.org.au

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has called upon voters to stop the Palaszczuk Government from rigging the next state election by signing the ‘My Voice Matters’ e-petition.

“Without any consultation with the people of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Labor Government made a back room deal to unwind our democracy by passing legislation in the middle of the night to reintroduce compulsory preferential voting.

“The Labor Government has broken our trust and turned their back on 25 years of reform that was borne out of the corruption busting Fitzgerald Inquiry. 

“That is why the LNP has launched a campaign to stop the sneaky changes to Queensland’s voting system and give Queenslanders’ their choice back at the ballot box.

“For more than 20 years, Queenslanders had the right to choose how they voted, but now the Palaszczuk Labor Government has stripped that right away.

“Now Queenslanders will be forced to vote for candidates and parties they may neither know nor want to vote for. If they don’t, their vote won’t be counted at all.

“It should be our choice how we want to vote and how we allocate our preferences, if at all. 

“This petition gives Queenslanders an opportunity to tell the Government to honour their election commitments, scrap their sneaky plan and bring back choice at the ballot box.

“Every Queenslander deserves to be heard and now they can tell the Premier that ‘My Voice Matters’.”

I urge voters in the Noosa Electorate to sign the petition and tell Premier Palaszczuk ‘My Voice Matters’ at: www.myvoicematters.org.au

Key Facts:

  • A ReachTel/Seven News poll of 1281 people found just 27.3 per cent of Queenslanders supported the change from optional preferential voting to compulsory preferential voting.
  • A whopping 61.6 per cent opposed it.
  • The Palaszczuk Labor Government pushed through this major voting reform with zero consultation and with just 18 minutes notice.
  • The adoption of optional preferential voting was recommended by a Fitzgerald Inquiry body, the Electoral and Administrative Review Commission (EARC).
  • Optional preferential voting is used in Queensland and NSW state elections as well as local government elections.