Federalism review a smokescreen for GST increase?

Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP says a review of Australia’s federation is nothing short of a smokescreen to ramp up GST charges. “For our Premier Campbell Newman to hide behind a false shield of emotional patriotism and a review of Australia’s federation, is cynical and contemptible,” Dr Douglas said today. The Premier who […]

Huge numbers seeking financial counselling are considering bankruptcy

Up to 80 percent of people seeking financial counselling  on the Gold Coast are considering bankruptcy, according to an anti-poverty forum in Nerang today. Member for Gaven, Dr Alex Douglas MP called the forum as part of Anti-Poverty Week to educate people about ways to access assistance through community and government agencies. “People living in Coomera and […]

Strong stand against asset privatisation in Queensland

Along with six cross-bench MPs in the Queensland Parliament, I have signed an accord today against asset privatisation. We are united in our stand against asset sales and long term leasing of assets. We are opposed to the privatizstion of all strategic state owned assets. These include:  Electricity networks Powerlink, Energex, Ergon Energy Ergon Energy retail business Electricity […]

Power to the People but at what cost?

The Independent Member for Gaven, Dr Alex Douglas MP said that the consumers of power in Queensland will not know what has hit them when the privatisation of power supply comes into effect. Dr Douglas said that any money given back to consumers as a cost of living carrot will “pale into insignificance” when they […]

Making ends meet – Nerang forum looks at financial hardships facing community

Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP is running a forum to help people struggling to make ends meet learn about services available to them. “I believe linking people with assistance programs  is a step towards breaking the vicious poverty cycle,” he said. “In my electorate of Gaven the median total personal income was $29,740 […]