The LNP wants to privatise prisons.
Queenslanders don't support private prisons.
As correctional officers, you know that private prisons are bad for the community, for workers, for safety and for assaults.
Yesterday the LNP announced their costings for their election commitments. It includes plans to “retain non-government management of South East Queensland correctional centres” to stop wasteful spending and "retain contestability". Contestability under Campbell Newman saw outsourcing of jobs and more privatisation.
Here's the lines straight from the LNP costings:
On top of this, the LNP want to rip $3.3 billion out of the public sector meaning less access to additional correctional officers to deal with worsening overcrowding. There will be less money in the budget for updates to Personal Protective Equipment and upgrades to facilities.
Putting the profits of overseas corporations over the safety of correctional officers and our communities is never okay. We can’t let politicians get away with supporting private prisons when we know the risk is too great.
Labor and the Katter’s Australia Party don't support private prisons. The LNP are the only party advocating for keeping prisons in the hands of overseas corporations. This election, you have a choice between politicians that support private prisons and those who don’t.
Who you vote for is up to you. Your preferences could decide the future of Queensland's prisons and hundreds of correctional officers across the state – put the LNP last.