Let’s make one thing abundantly clear: a vote for Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Labor government is really a vote for Jackie Trad and extreme Labor government.
The Queensland Premier has spent most of the last three years fending off threats from Jackie Trad. It was surprising that she managed to last this long and it will be even more surprising if she’s leading Labor come the next election.
Every political leader only has a limited time at the top and Anna’s time is coming to end.
And there’s one thing we all know about Jackie Trad: she’s gotta do her best to keep Greens voters happy. They’re breathing down her neck in South Brisbane.
Hence her obligatory nod to Islam; she claimed Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech was a disgraceful hate speech.
Hence her rabid support for abortion; she led the charge for unrestricted abortion for any reason up until the day of birth.
Hence her love of Safe Schools:
And hence her love of sucking up to loony inner-city voters by trashing the prosperity of the regions, even if it also meant destabilising the Premier (or perhaps that was just an added bonus).
Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives are not contesting the Queensland election. It’s unfortunate but not unexpected. His party is still building and its first test will be in South Australia in March next year.
But doing nothing in Queensland is not an option. Moderately bad Labor under Annastacia Palaszczuk will become extremely bad Labor under Jackie Trad.
That will mean more Safe Schools, more Green lunacy, more draconian anti-free speech laws, more mosques, more abortion, more taxes and more of everything that is already destroying this nation.
There are only two serious alternatives in Queensland: the LNP or One Nation.
I am not advocating a blanket vote for either. Instead, I urge all Queenslanders to check their candidates and support those who are worthy. Both parties have them and there are some decent independents and Katter candidates as well.
One Nation’s Queensland leader, Steve Dickson, is a good man but he will face a fight for his seat. Malcolm Roberts will also face a tough ask in the Labor stronghold of Ipswich. If you are on the Sunshine Coast or west of Brisbane you may think about lending them a hand.
Likewise, the LNP has some standouts. Mark Robinson is probably one of the few Australian politicians to truly understand Islam and the threat this ideology poses. He is also rock solid on family and life issues. If he ever becomes Premier, Queensland will be far the better place for it.
If you really want to help, it would be best to contact your local candidate directly. I know both One Nation and LNP candidates are looking for volunteers. Give your best option more than your vote – give them an hour or two as well to make it count. Because if you don’t campaign, the result will be won by those who do. And GetUp! is doing that right now.
Conservatives have the biggest untapped support base in Australia and they’ve really only started this caper. However, we managed to turn the marriage vote into a real contest. We can’t afford afford to stop now.
Finally, remember you have to number every box in Queensland. So place Labor and the Greens last.