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Voter ID Laws for Queensland, Australia

If you live in the sunny State of Queensland in Australia, you may not have heard yet, that ‘can-do’ Campbell wants to bring in voter ID laws. There are a whole lot of reasons, against the implementation of voter ID laws and you may have heard some of these while the debate raged in the United States over the last twelve months.

Reasons against Voter ID Laws

1. Many people don’t have valid identification including

    • the elderly
    • aborigines
    • people who don’t drive
    • people who can’t afford it (licenses and birth certificates aren’t cheap)
    • the disabled
    • those who move about frequently
    • those who might lose their ID

2. It is discriminatory as it stops people from voting, and stopping people from voting is undemocratic.

Voting should be easy. If you’re against Voter ID Laws, now is your time to let Premier Campbell Newman know.

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Queensland’s Insane Drug Legislation Leaves Spectators Wondering What They Were On

This is one of those stories that is true, but not true.  Some crazy drug legislation was passed in Queensland with zero foresight or critical thinking involved in just how broadly it would effect, well, pretty much the whole economy of Queensland. Last week the QLD government passed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012.  As a … Continue reading Queensland’s Insane Drug Legislation Leaves Spectators Wondering What They Were On

Floods Cause Another State Emergency for Queensland

If you thought the humidity over the last few days in Queensland, Australia wasn’t a sign of more rain to come, then you should have taken a look at the forecast from Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Early Sunday morning, BOM was already forecasting a deluge of rain heading towards the coast line and no let … Continue reading Floods Cause Another State Emergency for Queensland