Did Campbell Newman's fear of criticism contribute to the Barrett Centre tragedy?

This week, Labor announced it would establish an inquiry into the decision to close the Barrett Centre.

The Barrett Centre adolescent mental health unit at Wacol was the option of last resort for young people suffering from severe mental illness. At this facility, an amazing, dedicated and specialised team of health professionals kept these young people from hurting themselves or other people.

While slashing health services across Queensland, the LNP closed Barrett. 

Since then at least three young people have died.

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Crowdfund our campaign for change

I’m doingcrowdfund4change.jpg everything I can to win Mount Coot-tha for Labor. And according to latest polls, at the moment we’re just ahead.

But the LNP are spending up big to hold the seat. They’ve already mailed the entire electorate once claiming the LNP incumbent is a “local champion”.

We urgently need to get something into mail boxes – so local voters know they have a positive alternative to the LNP.

It will cost us $3,062 to mail every voter in Mount Coot-tha. I can only do that if we all club together. That’s what I’m launching a crowd funding campaign to kick-start our campaign. Can you chip in to get us on our way?

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Stand with me to save the reef

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We went on a family holiday to the Great Barrier Reef in 2010 - Kim, Sam and I. It had been a gruelling year and we desperately needed the opportunity to rest and recharge. Kim was super pregnant with our second son Aidan but we had an amazing holiday. Sam and I snorkelled, and I swam above giant turtle.

It was altogether magical. I can’t wait to go back when Aidan and Bridie are older, and I hope my kids will be able to have the same amazing experience with their kids that I had with Sam. We are so fortunate to have this incredible natural wonder on our doorstop and I firmly believe that we all share a duty, as custodians of our natural heritage, to protect it for future generations. In fact this is one of the main reasons I nominated to be Labor's candidate for our local area in the next state election.

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Have you joined the #fight4qld?


If you care about the future of our communities, if you've had enough of the cruelty, cuts, ideology and lies of the LNP Government, if you want to make a difference and fight for what's right, we're asking for your help.

Help out on a campaign before the end of September for the chance to win a spot at dinner with Annastacia Palaszczuk!

You can sign up on this page, or enter your details at www.fight4qld.org.

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Great win for local resident: Mary's story

Since beginning this campaign I've been privileged to meet so many interesting and inspiring locals and hear their amazing stories.

Earlier this month I met Mary, a lovely 67 year old vision impaired Red Hill resident who has lived in the same home for over 40 years. If you're constantly surprised by your water bills, you can only imagine Mary's shock when she recently opened a bill for $6000.

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