Queer Radio - Kamala Emanuel (Socialist Alliance) McConnel, Qld Election 2017

The Queensland State Election is being held on Saturday, November 25. As is customary, Queer Radio invites the candidates for the inner Brisbane electoral division where 4ZZZ is located in for a chat and questions about their policies, vision and actions should they be elected. The old division of Brisbane Central has been renamed McConnel and covers roughly the same terrritory, and is the area with the highest number of diverse in gender and sexuality community voters. 

Dr Kamala Emanuel is standing for the Socialist Alliance.

(from the Socialist Alliance campaign website - https://socialist-alliance.org/news/vote-1-kamala-emanuel-socialist-alli...)

Kamala Emanuel is active in the campaign to decriminalise abortion. She has over 20 years experience in feminist, environmental and social justice campaigns. She is a doctor working in reproductive and sexual healthcare.


What we stand for:

1 Stop Adani
2 Move to 100% renewables now.
3 Free, safe, legal, accessible abortion
4 Expand public housing
5 No privatisation: no selloffs.
6 Take sold off assets back into public hands
7 Job creation through public works program in regional, urban and First Nations communities.
8 ‘Australia’ Day: change the date. Recognise First Nations peoples' sovereignty
9 Re-establish a State Government Insurance Office
10 Make Queensland a refugee safe haven.

Why vote socialist?

From rising inequality to the climate change disaster, the capitalist system we live in is incapable of providing a decent life for all. But it is not enough to be against something. You have to stand for a positive alternative.

We support a democratic, feminist, ecological socialism as the only practical alternative to the dog-eat-dog, climate destroying status quo. To some this will seem far fetched but Britain's Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders of the United States have both received positive receptions to their socialist messages.

In Australia, Socialist Alliance elected representatives in local government have already shown the positive results that can be achieved by socialists in office.

We recommend preferences to the Greens and other progressive candidates, then Labor before LNP. Voting in this way helps build support for genuine socialist change but does not damage the chances of other progressive candidates.

How to vote Socialist Alliance in McConnel

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