The Greens have called on the Treasurer and Minister for Trade, Hon. Tim Nicholls, to provide some real stimulus to small business in Queensland.
The Greens accuse the Newman Government of preparing to launch an attack of Work Choices proportions on working conditions.
Greens spokesperson, Dr Jim McDonald, said that the Queensland Council of Unions could gain from closer cooperation with The Greens following the announcement by the LNP Government to change the State's industrial relations system.
The NBN rollout plans from 2012 to 2015, announced by the Federal Government, have bypassed Noosa, The Greens spokesperson for Noosa, Jim McDonald, claimed today.
He said that the plan includes Nambour, Maroochydore, Bli Bli and Coolum Beach, but excludes Noosa.
I would like to talk about how I have reached the position as a candidate of supporting the right to die with dignity at a time of one's choosing, when a person has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
It is a personal story, which I am sure will resonate with many of you.
First, how I view the issue
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The Greens candidate for Noosa, Dr Jim McDonald, has declared his support for the Queensland Council of Unions' Charter for Working Queenslanders. He described the Charter as a comprehensive approach towards supporting the role of workers in the Queensland Economy.
Palliative care is one of the failures of Queensland Health under Labor.
The various Ministers for Health under Labor have neglected putting in place a comprehensive palliative care service that is community based so that relatives do not have to travel unnecessarily to spend time with their loved ones before they die.
As gay couples flock to Noosa for the Mardi Gras Recovery Week, they won't be welcomed by the LNP member, Glen Elmes, or the Katter Party candidate, Bob Jarvis.
The Greens candidate for Noosa, Jim McDonald, said that both Mr Elmes's party and the Katter Party have promised to repeal legislation legalising civil unions for gay couples if they get the numbers.