MORE TO COME: Stuart Traill leads his group of protestors at the Not 4 Sale rally outside MP Ian Berry’s Booval office.
MORE TO COME: Stuart Traill leads his group of protestors at the Not 4 Sale rally outside MP Ian Berry’s Booval office. Kate Czerny

State wide protests against plans to lease assets

THE Queensland Government has felt more heat over its plans to lease assets, with Electrical Trades Union protests staged across the state.

More than 50 campaigners rallied in front of Ipswich MP Ian Berry's office to help send the message: Queenslanders do not want state assets sold off or leased. Their protest was one of 12 held simultaneously in various cities and towns.

ETU state organiser Stuart Traill said the campaign would continue to escalate until the State Government responded to their demands.

"This grassroots campaign is growing and so it the public support for it," he said.

"The only reason the State Government changed the selling of assets to the leasing of assets was because of the massive public opposition to the sale of public-owned assets.

"A long-term lease of 50 to 99 years is the same as a sale," he said.



Judge released drug dealer from prison: 'Don't blow it'

premium_icon Judge released drug dealer from prison: 'Don't blow it'

She faced 14 charges, including possessing a knife in a court house

Truck catches alight after crashing into barrier

premium_icon Truck catches alight after crashing into barrier

Paramedics were called to the Logan Mwy exit from the Ipswich Mwy.

IN COURT: Full names of 127 people in Ipswich court today

premium_icon IN COURT: Full names of 127 people in Ipswich court today

Every day the QT publishes a full list of those due in court.