The Queensland election is upon us!
This coming Saturday Queensland’s fate will be sealed for the next four years. The importance of this election cannot be overstated; promises have been made by both major parties regarding abortion, euthanasia, and the teaching of gender fluid ideology to the state’s school children. The contrast between the two parties is glaringly obvious.
Wendy Francis, ACL’s Qld State Director, posted on Facebook on the 27th of this month, saying she was reminded of the words of Deuteronomy 30:15-20.
“See, I set before you today life and prosperity death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you, life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.”
“Our Queensland office has been working tirelessly, aided by a dedicated army of volunteers, in order to let voters know where candidates sit in regards to issues that will have a profound effect on their family and on the families of our state and nation. Over 400,000 flyers have been letterboxed, circulating voting information and directing voters to our Qld election website – www.qldvotes.org.au. “ Wendy says.
QLD candidates were sent the ACL Child Protection survey and on the basis of their results the ACL is advising voters which candidates who most closely associate with truth and life /Christian values. This information has been collated and is on the Qld election website. Also, candidates in 9 key electorates were given the opportunity to participate in Meet Your Candidate Forums.
Wendy also stated, “Daily and fervent prayer has been the key and the foundation of our campaign. The 2020 Qld election campaign will end on Saturday. But our prayer for God’s will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven, will continue. And we will seek, by all means possible, to continue to speak truth in the public squares”.
On Saturday 24th, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stunned Queenslanders at an ALP campaign launch by announcing that a Labor government would introduce legislation for assisted suicide in February 2021. This is to spite a Law Reform Commission report due in March 2021.
Queensland ACL Director, Wendy Francis, made a very important point when she said, “Queensland Labor has made this a life-or-death election. Assisted suicide is not the humane course of action for those whose prognosis is physically terminal. A truly caring society provides therapeutic care, invests in the health system to provide effective pain management; and assures every Queenslander that their dignity is inherent by virtue of their humanity, not determined by their diminished physical capacity. The most loving response is to leave no stone unturned providing quality of life for Queenslanders, not to kill them.” “Introducing assisted suicide legislation creates an atmosphere of coercion, where vulnerable loved ones who do ‘not want to be a burden’ can feel obliged to choose suicide over proper medical support, pain relief and palliative care.”
The Australian Medical Association’s says, on assisted suicide:
“The AMA believes that doctors should not be involved in interventions that have as their primary intention the ending of a person’s life. This does not include the discontinuation of treatments that are of no medical benefit to a dying patient.”
It is ironic that the Queensland Premier keeps saying they must keep Queenslanders safe, while at the same time she thinks it’s quite OK to Introduce assisted suicide, making Doctors and family members responsible for making decisions about killing those people they are supposed to be caring about and keeping safe. We find that rather contradictory.
From Rise Up Australia’s perspective – This is a life-or-death election which puts forth an obvious choice to the voter; Labor is hell bent on introducing it’s euthanasia laws, whereas the Liberals have indicated they will not go down that path.
Below is a Guide for Queenslanders; it is referring to the Parties that indicate a level of Christian values.
KAP = Katter Australia party LNP = Liberal National Party UAP = United Australia Party
PHON = Pauline Hansen’s One Nation IMOP = Informed Medical Options Party
IND = Independent (You will need to check the individual candidates)
These are the candidates rated well in the ACL Child Protection survey
Barron River – LNP – Linda Cooper IMOP – Adam Rowe
Buderim – LNP – Brent Mickelberg; PHON – Joyce Hosking UAP – Daniel Philp
Bundamba – LNP – Rob Shearman PHON – Sharon Bell
Burleigh – LNP – Michael Hart PHON – Georgie Batty
Cairns – LNP – Sam Marino IMOP – Sarah Baxter ON – Darrin Griffith
Caloundra – LNP – Stuart Coward PHON – Luke Poland
Capalaba – LNP – Bev Walters IMOP – Marilyn Winters
Currumbin – LNP – Laura Gerber IND – Tracy Takacs-Thorne
Ferny Grove – LNP – Chris Lehmann
Gaven – LNP – Kirsten Jackson UAP – Garry Beck
Hill – KAP – Shane Knuth IMOP – Tara Garozzo LNP – Nick Cuda
Keppel – LNP – Adrian de Groot
Kurwongbah – LNP – Kerry Petrus PHON – Kim Attrill
Lockyer – LNP – Jim McDonald IND – Jim Savage
Macalister – LNP – Judi van Manen IND – Margaret Keech IND – Paul Taylor
Mackay – LNP – Chris Bonanno
Mansfield – LNP – Janet Wishart
Maryborough – IMOP – Samantha Packer LNP – Dennis Chapman
Morayfield – PHON – Rodney Hansen LNP – Theresa Craig
Mount Ommaney – LNP – Roger Hooper
Mulgrave – KAP – Atilla Feher-Holan LNP – Gerry Vallianos
Murrumba – LNP – Yvonne Barlow PHON – Karen Haddock
Nicklin – LNP – Marty Hunt IND – Riccardo Bosi
Ninderry LNP – Dan Purdie PHON – Frans Weijers
Oodgeroo – LNP – Mark Robinson IMOP – Kirstyn Marriott
Pine Rivers – IND – Bruce Vaschina LNP – Kara Thomas UAP – Stephen Austin
Redcliffe – LNP – Kerri-Anne Dooley
Redlands – LNP – Henry Pike
Waterford – LNP – Andrew Caswell PHON – Kimberley Miller
For the best Christian values Parties in Qld, we would recommend Katter Australia Party, Liberal National Party, Pauline Hansen’s One Nation, or Independents.
Bob Katter is a professing Christian, and these are the Electorates that the KAP are running in:
Cook, Burdekin, Witsunday, Thuringowa, Townsville, Rockhampton, Burnett, Mundingburra, Warrego, and Mulgrave.
Written by Yvonne Gentle