The expulsion request appears to be orchestrated directly from the Premier's office, to have him removed from the Australian Labor Party.
Following the election, many ALP faithful have been enraged at the State Labor Government's plans to sell off substantial assets. The Government coffers are almost bare, bordering on bankruptcy, and close to $80 billion in debt.
The four local Labor politicians are upset that the argument has become so public. At last weekend's ALP regional conference at Woree, 70% voted to call off plans to privatise ports, rail, along with a number of other assets that the Anna Bligh sees as a cash cow for her debt-ridden State Government.
Unionist Stuart Traill and local ALP member, has been at the forefront for months campaigning against asset sell-offs The strong vote shows that the Party is very angry about the hasty decision to sell off assets. The issue is dividing the party.
Traill told CairnsBlog that he was instructed to not expose the issue publicly and "embarrass" Bligh's Government over the asset issue.
"This matter is way too important," Traill says. "The story needs to be told as affects so many jobs."
It is now likely that the Labor party will expel Traill and rescind membership for his actions. The ALP has cited he did not not get sign off before speaking with the media over the asset sale issue.
"Whenever I make public comment, I'm smart enough to get the tick off by my State secretary," Stu Traill said. However, he admits to being "first and foremost a unionist.
"When they [ALP] make decisions like this, and not only the way in which they have done this, but the deceitful way in which they have done it, we'll stand up."
A large mobile billboard stating "Anna Bligh sold us out," endorsed and paid for by unions that Stu Traill represents and advocates for, has also come under attack from the Labor Party.
It is understood that the Party has encouraged the Cairns Regional Council to threaten prosecution if the sign is not removed. The Union was last week told that the sign is not authorised to be on a Council or State-owned road.
"We were told that no permit has been issued for the sign and if it was not removed, we could face a fine up to $5,000," a source told CairnsBlog.
"Anna Bligh voted to sell off Queensland's profitable public assets. Queensland working families will remember at the next election Anna," the massive billboard states that features local Queensland Rail workers, angry at the sell off.
If the Party votes to suspend Stu Traill's membership, it will be one asset that they will not want on the outside.