Townsville residents turning the magnifying glass on state political candidates

Posted March 19, 2012 by Vivienne Doogan

Townsville residents shall be studying the fine grain detail of state political candidates’ plans for local services at a community forum this evening (Monday March 19, 2012).

“Townsville residents shall be watching the voting tally for their future local representative like hawks on Saturday as it is local public services that are hanging in the balance,” Together President Vivienne Doogan said today.

“We’re staging a local Townsville forum this Monday so workers and their families have an opportunity to put state candidates’ plans for public services under the magnifying glass.

“It will be interesting to hear some state candidates’ plans for Townsville jobs as well as public services such as communities, education and health, among other things.

“I’m looking forward to hearing what Townsville workers have to say about the quality services that local families need for the future.”

Together has already conducted regional forums at Bundaberg, Cairns and Mackay as well as on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

Vivienne said, “These are grassroots meetings where workers from all ages and walks of life get a chance to have a say and speak out about matters of local importance. 

“Everyday people have had quite a bit to say about a range of matters, including equitable state funding of local public services.

“State candidates will be fighting for each and every vote until the polls close.

“Part of earning those votes is illustrating they understand the scope of services they are being trusted to deliver and have clear plans to deliver them, so it’s ‘game on’ at today’s event.”


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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