Sunday, 14 November 2010

LNP calls for electoral overhaul in Queensland

Electronic voting, truth in political advertising requirements and tighter electoral expenditure guidelines, are being called, as 200 LNP delegates gathered in Cairns this weekend for their State Council.


Electronic voting, that will require voters to show photo id, and a commitment to restoring honesty, integrity and transparency to the Queensland Parliament, is top of the list to reform the electoral process, John-Paul Langbroek announced at the State Council in Cairns.
Langbroek is also calling for a referendum on a fixed three-year electoral term, and truth in political advertising laws.

They are also calling for election expenditure caps and a ban on professional lobbyist donations to parties.

“We have released a comprehensive plan to get Queensland back on track," John-Paul Langbroek said. "[This is] a plan to create responsible, honest and transparent government. For too long, government in Queensland has been under a cloud of corruption. We need to make changes to the voting system to stop people from voting more than once or assuming someone else’s identity at the polling booth."

Langbroek says moving towards an electronic voting system and requiring people to show identification will put an end to this practice.

9 comments:

Frank said...

Asking for photo i.d. will disenfranchise groups in our community that are already disadvantaged.

Gavin said...

So that would be a Queensland Card then would it?

Charlie.spencer66 said...

Well hot doggie - This is a policy that the LNP think will get them elected. You've gotta be kidding. Lets have some real policies that will benefit us all. Policies that mean something to the ordinary man on the street which would cause me to vote LNP. After their 3 day meeting in Cairns, I don't see that they have released anything to get my vote.

Chris Forsberg said...

chris forsberg says

I have to agree with Charlie Spencer 66 - IF these dubious 'electoral system reforms'
are the best thing the LNP can come-up-with after a 3 day mass
debate - the supposed Opposition
is still at the chook raffle stage
of winning government...

Photo I.D. would discriminate
against thousands of voters who
don't have such - and should not be
compelled to get it just to comply
with some silly idea from the LNP.

As seems almost customary this
past few decades, the LNP are yet
again planning ways and means to
snatch defeat from the jaws of
victory.

chris forsberg bayview heights

portmultimedia said...

Unless the LNP is going to call for a review into the independence of the QEC this is a moot point. If the QEC is found to be 'independent' of Government influence I think they should be left to their own devices.
If the review demonstrates the need for change in voting practices then so be it, start from there...

Leigh Dall'Osto said...

Does the word ~elitist~ seem appropriate to anyone else?

Germaine Queer said...

Does the word Curtis Pitts office part timer seem appropriate to anyone else?

Aaron said...

"Photo I.D. would discriminate
against thousands of voters who
don't have such - and should not be
compelled to get it just to comply
with some silly idea from the LNP."

Chris Forsberg you have to be kidding me.
If you dont have some sort of photographic Id whether it be a passport or drivers license then there is something seriously wrong with you.

The majority of contracts and agreements, even so little as entering a licensed venue require some sort of photo ID. I challenge you to find me someone who doesnt have one, and chances are they are not eligible to vote anyway.

And the term elitism???

How on earth is introducing these new policies elitism??
Quite obviously you are avid labor supporters and fear that by introducing this scheme supporters like yourselves and other extremists will no longer be able to get on buses and go round and vote 5 or 6 times under names of dead people or people who dont even exist.

These policies are not an attempt to wooo voters, they are simply an attempt to recover the political system in QLD that is so corrupt at this present moment.
Thankgod someone is trying to do something to save it.

Next time we are all hero's and decide to get tough on internet forums at least get your facts right and think of something intelligent to say instead of criticzing the LNP with blasphemous comments that are not even relevant nor factual.

Aaron said...

"Photo I.D. would discriminate
against thousands of voters who
don't have such - and should not be
compelled to get it just to comply
with some silly idea from the LNP."

Chris Forsberg you have to be kidding me.
If you dont have some sort of photographic Id whether it be a passport or drivers license then there is something seriously wrong with you.

The majority of contracts and agreements, even so little as entering a licensed venue require some sort of photo ID. I challenge you to find me someone who doesnt have one, and chances are they are not eligible to vote anyway.

And the term elitism???

How on earth is introducing these new policies elitism??
Quite obviously you are avid labor supporters and fear that by introducing this scheme supporters like yourselves and other extremists will no longer be able to get on buses and go round and vote 5 or 6 times under names of dead people or people who dont even exist.

These policies are not an attempt to wooo voters, they are simply an attempt to recover the political system in QLD that is so corrupt at this present moment.
Thankgod someone is trying to do something to save it.

Next time we are all hero's and decide to get tough on internet forums at least get your facts right and think of something intelligent to say instead of criticzing the LNP with blasphemous comments that are not even relevant nor factual.