a. Sex & Gender theory education
The controversial Safe Schools program introduces gender theory to school children as though it
were fact. Tasmania and NSW have withdrawn Safe Schools and similar type programs but have
had to exercise vigilance to ensure that gender theory is not included in the school curriculum under
a) Does your party have a policy on whether gender theory should be taught in schools and, if
so, could you please state what that policy is? I am an Independent and NO I unreservedly
do NOT support this kind of misleading information being forced fed to our children under
the guise of “education”. I actually find it alarming.
b) Does your party commit to withdrawing the controversial Safe Schools program and other
similar programs already being taught? Absolutely and totally.
The Federal Labor party has stated its intention, if elected to government, is to provide federal
funding to the Safe Schools program. In this event, will your party:
a) Refuse federal funding and maintain a commitment to keep gender theory programs out of
the classroom? I commit to keeping these types of programs out of our classrooms.
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is currently considering abortion laws in Queensland and is
expected to report in the second half of 2018.
a) Does your party propose to change current abortion laws in Queensland and, if so, how?
Could you please outline your party’s policy on abortion? No I do not propose to change
them. While I accept the difficult positions many women may find themselves with an
unwanted pregnancy, I also have the belief that there is no such thing as an unwanted child.
Someone wants them and I hope that is the outcome. However that does not totally preclude
me from being against abortion. I can see a time (unfortunately) with the worlds population
explosion issues where abortion will possibly be one of the solutions for some women.
b) Will you adhere to this policy for the entire 56th parliament? Yes.
c) Will your party commit to voting against the introduction of legislation that reduces
protections for the unborn within the next parliament? Not without clarification.
d) Will your party commit to an inquiry into why babies that are currently born alive are not
given medical assistance to stay alive? Need to know more about this and the reasons.
Various state governments have debated the introduction of laws to allow assisted suicide or
a) Will your party commit to ensuring that euthanasia is not legalised in Queensland? No. I
have witnessed too many suffering the cruelty of pain and looming death who have wanted
to take matters into their own hands. A difficult choice for anyone but I believe that is their
choice. I have to right to impose that level of suffering on anyone. I did not do that to my
beloved dog recently and we find that acceptable, but if it was me or a loved one asking for
it I would respect their wishes.
b) Will your party commit to voting against the introduction of legislation concerning
euthanasia or assisted suicide within the next parliament? Against the choice of euthanasia –
No as per my comments above. Suicide is a whole different question.
d. Outdoor advertising
Advertising standards are currently supervised under a system of self-regulation administered by the
Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB), which relies on the voluntary compliance of advertisers.
While it sounds admirable on paper, this system of self-regulation in practice fails to compel
compliance from advertisers, whose commercial interests are better served through displaying
sexual imagery. There are no penalties, no fines, no consequences for advertisers who consistently
delight in flouting community standards and triumphing publicly over their critics.
a) Will your party commit to a policy to ensure that outdoor advertising is ‘G’ rated? YES.
b) Will your party commit to introducing legislation to penalise advertisers who repeatedly
breach the code? YES.
The University of Queensland has found that the legalisation of brothels in Queensland has failed to
curb the growth of prostitution, with up to 90 percent of Queensland’s prostitution industry
remaining unregulated and illegal. Sex trafficking continues to be a problem. Internationally,
policies discouraging demand for sexual services are proving to be the most effective way of
limiting both the size of and the harms resulting from prostitution. The policy approach known as
the “Nordic model” comprises three essential elements:
· buying sexual services becomes a criminal offence. The message that purchasing sexual
services is socially unacceptable can be reinforced with public education campaigns. Sorry
do no know enough about this issue.
· selling sexual services is decriminalised
· funding and support is provided for exit strategies to assist prostituted persons to leave this
a) Will your party commit to a meaningful examination of this successful policy approach to
prostitution with a view to implementing a similar approach in Queensland? Don't know
enough about it.
f. Human Rights Bill
In the event that a ‘Yes’ result is returned in the current national opinion survey on same-sex
marriage, and same-sex marriage becomes law:
c) There has been some discussion concerning the introduction of a Bill to protect human
rights. What is your party’s policy on this issue? How will your party ensure that such a bill
gives equality to the rights of freedom of freedom of thought conscience and religion and
freedom of expression so that they do not become subservient to the right of nondiscrimination?
Agree with you. In a country that prides itself on their democratic principles,
I uphold the rights of each individual to follow their own standards and would not want to
see anothers standards imposed unwillingly upon them.
d) Specifically how will your party protect the freedom of thought conscience and religion and
freedom of expression of the substantial number of Queenslanders who will not want to use
their professional and/or artistic skills to be involved in same-sex marriages? Give them the
right to choose and uphold those rights.
e) Section 124A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, a so-called “hate speech” provision has
been used recently to suppress freedom of speech. In a free and democratic society,
commentators should have the freedom to argue points of view without the threat of
coercive action against them if they cause offense. Will your party commit to an
examination of the impact that s124A has had on free speech and consider amending or
removing this section? ABSOLUTELY.
g. Child safety – Foster system
There are currently 9000 children in foster care in Queensland. Recent figures show that there have
been only 2 adoptions.
a) What is your party’s policy with regard to foster care? Will your party commit to reform the
Queensland foster care system and adoption procedures to provide permanency and stability
for children in foster care? YES.