Look out politicians – the Queensland Sadie Ladies are looking to clean up anything that might need a spit and polish so there’s more transparency in deals that are done here.
Five Wide Bay Burnett women and one handy man took to the streets of Bundaberg and Bargara today in the first of many planned clean ups.
Led by Coal Free Wide Bay Burnett’s, Vicki Perrin, the group ‘cleaned’ the offices of State Government Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Jack Dempsey and Burnett MP, Stephen Bennett.
Ms Perrin said current proposed legislation that would strip landholders of even more of their rights was “a high priority worry”, as well as the invasion of coal and gasfields in the region, despite widespread community concern.
Bundaberg Mayor, Mal Forman’s office escaped a dust and polish this time but the group ran into him in the main street and gave him a rendition of their theme song, Clean Up the Political Pigsty.
Sung to the tune of John Farnham’s classic, Sadie the Cleaning Lady, the current version has a much more serious message including the need for everyone to take a stand against dubious political deals.
Ms Perrin said the public reaction was “fabulous”.
“The Mayor looked a bit stunned but everybody else was cheering us on and saying ‘good on you’ and ‘it’s about time something was done’,” she said.
“Politicians who missed out today shouldn’t feel deprived because we’ve got a lot more cleaning up to do across this whole state.”
See youtube video here: http://youtu.be/87Qjbt7t1P4