Earlier this year


Letter to the Editor

Earlier this year I wrote many letters to the newspaper Editor’s as I could see impending doom for Queensland at the 2012 election. Many of my letters were not published as is the newspapers right, however having lived through the Joh regime I could see what lay ahead for Queensland under an LNP government.

I could not however foresee the extent of the damage that would be done and continues to be done. Had I written a letter to the Editor claiming that 14,000plus public servants would lose their jobs, in the process reducing services to ordinary Queenslanders, the only biosecurity laboratory in Northern Australia would be closed and not replaced with the planned $18 million facility at James Cook University, that police resources would be further stretched Don’t stretch our blue line too thinly – Townsville Bulletin 11.10.12 that electricity prices would dramatically increase (not due to the carbon tax) that state school concerts would end, that those of us rely on emergency services would see their numbers so cruelly slashed to our detriment the letter would not have been published as it would have been thought to be too unbelievable, however it has taken place only 6 months into the Newman regime.

I have no time for Queensland Labor as it remains impotent, due to it being controlled by two of the weakest unions in Queensland, however I advocated for votes to flow to other parties and trustworthy independent politicians, hopefully the Queensland public having been badly burned this time will opt for a different option in future.


Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court

Deeragun, Townsville

North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

Email – sne35565@westnet.com.au


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