The Abbott Truss Government has broken a plethora of election promises in #Budget2014, resulting in picking a fight with a whole cross section of the community.
The people are angry and they are marching, again. #MarchInAugust is people power demanding a “Fair Go” and protesting against government decisions that are against the national interest and the well-being of our nation.
Abbott himself said: “I think there will be a people’s revolt against this tax”. He wants to introduce three of them: GP Tax, Debt Tax and Fuel Excise Tax.
Maintain the rage.
No Fibs Citizen Journalists will be reporting live from around Australia using the hashtag #NoFibs
Perth: Reezy Miller @Trixie_Boo, Vanessa Jokovich @VeeJay127 and Rick Hoyle-Mills @RickHM
Sydney: Gerard Kerr @Shaboh1060 and Mira Wroblewski @MiraWroblewski
Adelaide: Margaret Moir @maggieatlas and Alice Gorman @drspacejunk
Brisbane: Anne Carlin @sacarlin48, Carolyn Pickering @CLPickering and Andrew Robinson @araba210
Melbourne: Tony Yegles @geeksrulz, Alexis Nguyen @AlexisN168, Kaye Winnell @KayeWinnell, Robyn Hannan @RobbiePHannan and Wayne Jansson @jansant
Byron Bay/Ballina (unofficial): Margo Kingston @margokingston1 and Dianne Costin @DianneCostin
Gosford: Ed Alchin @CentralCoast14
Newcastle: Nicola Bell @Sikamikanico
Port Macquarie: Noelle Kebby @woolkebb
Wollongong: Rowan McDonald @fivewalls
Bega: Candace Wirth @rose8101
Canberra: Fr Rod Bower @FrBower, Gina K Casey @GinaKCasey and Gerry Satrapa @marchozcanberra (member of Canberra Organising Committee)
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— MarchAustralia (@MarchAustralia) August 28, 2014
— Team (Tim) Jones (@forthleft) August 30, 2014
JOIN A RALLY NEAR YOU THIS WEEKEND!
Adelaide: Sunday August 31st 11:30am Victoria Square to Parliament House
Armidale: 11am Rally in front of the old Court House
Bathurst: Sunday 31st August at 10:30am Machattie Park
Bega Valley: Saturday 30th August at 12pm Meet at the War Memorial for a march to Littleton Gardens
Brisbane: Sunday 31st August at 11am Rally at Queens Park SPEAKERS: MC - Robyn Taubenfield & Ewan Saunders Welcome to country - Sam Watson Civil Liberties & Law - Terry O’Gorman Refugees/Asylum seekers - Larissa Waters Economics - Professor John Quggin Comedian (entertainment) - Mandy Nolan Union (E.T.U.) Privatization - Peter Simpson Environment - Selena Ward
Sunday 31st August at 10am Rally in the Town Square, Argent St
Caboolture: Saturday 30th August at 10am The Hub, Caboolture (between King and Haskings streets) SPEAKERS: *Tracy Heaydon (Indigenous Affairs) *Wanda Grabowski (Native Animal Consevation) *Talisan Lovecraft (Restore Democracy) *Margarett Mcpherson (Asylum Seekers) *Lissa Weckert (Letters of Will) *Sharon Collins (TPP) *Ewan Saunders (Civil Liberties) *Fi Anderson (Marriage Equality)
Cairns: Sunday 31st August at 10am Gathering at Munro Martin Park
SPEAKERS: *Henrietta Fourmile - Welcome to country & Indigenous issues *Sandy Donald - Health *Sylvia Conway - Environment *David Rainbow - Industrial *Jacqui Brady - Human Rights *Alan Isherwood - Community *Lock The Gate representative *Paul Christie - The Big Picture
Canberra: Sunday August 31st at 12pm Garema Place, Canberra City SPEAKERS: John Minns (Refugee Action Committee) – Refugee Rights *Kim Sattler (Unions ACT) – Worker's Rights, Public Service cuts *Tjamara Goreng Goreng (UC) – Aboriginal Australian Sovereignty *Rod Campbell (The Australia Insttute) – Climate Change *Michael Nazengarb – Renewable Energy *Tom Swann (Fossil Free ANU) – Coal, Gas, Climate Change *Stephen Darwin (NTEU) – University Education, Deregulation *Glenn Fowler (AEU) – Primary and Secondary Education *Jacky Sutton (Vegan ACT) – Animal Rights, Gagging Activists *Father Rod Bower (Gosford Anglican Church) - Refugees, Humanity, Compassion
Central Coast: Saturday 30th August 10am meet at Carawah Reserve, Central Coast Highway for March to Gosford Waterfront. SPEAKERS: *Meet Carawah Reserve, West Gosford @ 10am *March to Water front 10:15am *Drumming by Rhythm Hut on arrival *MC - Mitchel Connolly, Actor, Rumby Fundraiser organiser *Welcome to Country - Aunty Diane O'Brien, Mingaletta Chairperson *Cuts to ABC - Dr Klaas Woldrings *Healthcare - Deborah Lang RN *Climate Change & Youth Social Justice - Daniel Turner *Refugees & Decency in Politics - Fr Rod Bower *Music - Jake Cassar *Sausage sizzle & Rumby fundraiser
Coffs Harbour: Sunday 31st August at 11:00 Corner of Marina Drive and Jordan Esplanade, Jetty Foreshores SPEAKERS: *NSW Nurses & Midwives Association *NSW Teachers Federation *NSW Principals Association *Coffs Coast Climate Action Group *Rural Australians for Refugees, *Indigenous Community
Sunday 31st August at 1pm Meet next to Enzo's
Geelong: Saturday 30th August at 12 noon. Rally at Johnstone Park. SPEAKERS - still to be finalised: MC: Doug Mann - high school teacher. *Bryan Eaton - former/retired scientist, CSIRO. *Christine Couzens - State Labor candidate for Geelong. *Lloyd Davies - State Greens upper house candidate (Western Victoria.) *Sarah Hathway - Community activist and Socialist Alliance candidate for Geelong.
Geraldton: Sunday 31st August at 2.00pm Rally at Edith Cowan Square (Opposite the Court House)
Goulburn: Saturday 30th August 10:30am-2pm Rally at Belmore Park
Hobart: Sunday 31st August at 11:30am Gather at Princes Park, Battery Point, march to Parliament House Lawns for a rally at 12 noon. SPEAKERS: *Margaret Steadman (MC) *Phil Harrington (the budget myth) *Clarissa Adriel (asylum seekers) *Andrew Badcock (tertiary education and youth issues) *Professor Henry Reynolds (social justice)
Horsham: Saturday, August 30 at 12:00pm May Park, Dimboola Road, Victoria
Melbourne: Sunday 31st August at 1pm State Library of Victoria SPEAKERS: *Ursula Alquier - Lock the Gate Victorian Coordinator *Julian Burnside - Advocacy on behalf of refugees *David Ritter- Greenpeace re: "Protest laws" and GBR *Jennie Hill Dir. Destroy the Joint. Women & Welfare. *Annette Xiberras - Wurundjeri Elder and a former cultural heritage staff member with Aboriginal Affairs Victoria - Welcome to country and cuts to funding for Aboriginal services.
Sunday 31st August at 10am Pacific Park
Saturday August 30th 1pm Russell Square Park
Port Macquarie: Saturday 30th August 10.30 am - 2pm Westport Park, Port Macquarie SPEAKERS: Open microphone
Sydney: Sunday August 31st at 1pm Hyde park
Taree: Saturday 30th 1pm Meet at Taree Park (Johnny Martin Oval) for a march to Fotheringham (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Townsville: Sunday August 31st at 10:30 am Rally at Stuart Street Headland, The Strand
Saturday 30th August at 11am
Rally at QEII Park, Albury
Speakers: * Prof Rob Watts - RMIT - on the economics of the Federal Budget * Dr Susan Lawler – Department of Environment and Management of Ecology La Trobe Uni – on environment and global warming. * Fr Peter MacLeod Miller – St Matthews Church Albury – on inequality and poverty. * Cr David Thurley – Albury Council – on refugees. * Virginia Mansel Lees – President NTEU (Vic) – on education. * Dave Corban – AMWU Organiser Wodonga – on regional manufacturing.
Wollongong: Sunday 31st August 11am Thomas Dalton Park