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)
#MarchInMay No Fibs Posts
[View the story “Two Thousand Attend Perth March in August” on Storify]
Welcome. We come together today because we are conscious of the many challenges we face in the 21st century. We are here because we understand that to meet these challenges we must see beyond the short term, beyond the election cycle, and beyond traditional party loyalties. The biggest challenges facing humanity today are global; […]
[View the story “Central Coast March in August Bust the Budget” on Storify]
[View the story “Adelaide marches for a fair and equal Australia” on Storify]
— MarchAustralia ✊🏽 (@MarchAustralia) August 28, 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