The Greens will be encouraging their voters to direct preferences to Laborï¿½s Chris Bombolas in Chatsworth.
Elissa Jenkins said Michael Caltabiano, who was clearly in the pockets of the developers, was a loose canon and shouldnï¿½t be trusted.
ï¿½Caltabiano and the Liberal party have an appalling track record of considering the environment and the communityï¿½s long-term social well-being when making decisions.
ï¿½The Liberals are even more hopeless than Labor at looking to the future.
ï¿½The more stories I hear from concerned people living in Chatsworth, the more convinced I am that Caltabiano has got to go.
ï¿½The people of Chatsworth rightly and effectively used last yearï¿½s by-election to punish the State Government for the health debacle, but now itï¿½s time to oust Caltabiano as it’s clear he cannot offer strong social and environmental leadership,” she said.
Ms Jenkins said the decision by The Greens to ask their voters to direct preferences to Labor was by no means an easy one.
“Bayside Greens branch – of which I am secretary – is keen to draw attention to protecting precious Moreton Bay and I’m hoping to see a Labor State Government commence community consultation on this.
“Chatsworth is one of the few seats in Queensland where weï¿½re directing preferences to Labor, but weï¿½re doing so because weï¿½re very concerned a Coalition Government would reverse several hard-won environmental gains like landclearing laws and the Wild Rivers legislation. This is scary stuff.
ï¿½State decisions filter down to the local level and I donï¿½t want to see the people and the environment in Chatsworth hard done by.
ï¿½Queenslanders are angry about water, angry about dams, angry about rivers and angry about health – as am I.
ï¿½I am asking the people of Chatsworth to demand strict water conservation and water solutions rather than building dams as an ecologically unfriendly band-aid solution,” she said.
Ms Jenkins said Chatsworth electors could still lodge a protest vote against Labor by voting 1 Greens.
ï¿½A vote for The Greens is not a wasted vote. Including Laborï¿½s Bombolas as your second choice will count and will still help oust Caltabiano,ï¿½ she said.
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*Written and authorised by Elissa Jenkins, 26 Horan Street, West End, QLD 4101