March in March 2014 – Around Australia, People Will March For A Fair Go

By 27 February, 2014 10

 

In early January this year a Facebook discussion took place between several friends about the serious impacts of the recently elected Abbott government’s decision-making upon Australia’s social fabric.

They decided that complaining to each other wasn’t good enough and, thanks to the power and immediacy of social media, March in March 2014 was born.

This grassroots people’s movement has, over a few weeks, attracted more than thirty thousand supporters.

Over the weekend of 15 – 16 March, some twenty five protest rallies will be held around the country, in all capitals and many regional centres.

On Monday 17 March a final protest will be held at Parliament House in Canberra from 10am – 2.00pm.

March in March has no affiliation with any political party.

While mainstream media will no doubt try to characterise and dismiss March in March as being of the “left”, this people’s movement aims to give a voice to Australians disaffected with the Abbott government and the direction in which it is taking our country.

This is a government which ignores expert opinion and makes policy decisions based upon neo-conservative ideology rather than evidence-based research.

The importance of science to a modern economy is brushed aside in favour of belief and “instinct”.

The Abbott government is clearly shifting wealth from the poor to the wealthy, attacking wages and entitlements, reducing social support mechanisms and favouring corporate interests over environmental protection.

Education and public health policy are also under attack, and the harshest regime of mistreatment from any Australian government ever is being meted out to refugee asylum seekers who reach our shores.

Has the national concern about “boat people” distracted the nation, while fascism slipped in through the back door?

People who attend the March in March protests around the nation are encouraged to bring their own placards about the issue of greatest concern to them.

These rallies are an opportunity to speak out for better government through greater accountability and transparency.

March in March is a clarion call to reignite our country’s guiding lights of fairness and decency. It’s about a return to the Fair Go.

By Loz Lawrey

 

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10 Responses to March in March 2014 – Around Australia, People Will March For A Fair Go
#1
mossrocket11:18 am, 27 Feb 14

what do you reckon?
I think 20 people will turn up and have some horrible signs that the rest of us are ashamed of…

#2
Masquara7:26 pm, 27 Feb 14

Sorry, what concern about boat people? The percentage of Australians who openly admit to supporting the Labor/Liberal boats policy, let alone just thinking it, is something like 70 per cent.

#3
magiccar97:27 pm, 27 Feb 14

Got a good laugh from this.

What are your references proving the above claims?

Can I show up with a placard saying how I’m getting sick of people “rallying” against whichever Government is in power at the time?

I think a better use of your time lozlaw is to knuckle down and work hard in life rather than spending your time creating Facebook pages that people really have no care for apart from hitting the ‘Like’ button then moving on with their lives.

I encourage you to come back to this article after the 17th of March and post a comment with your actual attendance numbers. My estimate is that the numbers won’t quite be as high at you might first expect…

#4
justin heywood11:57 pm, 27 Feb 14

“….While mainstream media will no doubt try to characterise and dismiss March in March as being of the “left”,… “

Ya think?

A Convoy of No Confidence for the sandal set.

#5
imhotep12:29 am, 28 Feb 14

A bit hard to take seriously. Organiser is Leesa Little, a uni student and prolific blogger whose main topic seems to be hating Abbott and loving reality TV, mostly Big Brother.

#6
milkman6:46 am, 28 Feb 14

So what does the OP actually want?

#7
NoImRight8:54 am, 28 Feb 14

milkman said :

So what does the OP actually want?

When does she want it? Now!

#8
Proboscus11:43 am, 28 Feb 14

Dear Lozlaw,

I agree we shouldn’t be turning away asylum seekers and putting them jails on Pacific islands. They should be used as a food source – they look delicious.

Yours truly,
P

#9
dungfungus6:11 pm, 28 Feb 14

How do poor people have wealth so that Abbott can transfer that wealth to the wealthy?
Obviously if they have wealth they are not poor.
Sounds like she is studying economics at uni……

#10
dungfungus6:12 pm, 28 Feb 14

Proboscus said :

Dear Lozlaw,

I agree we shouldn’t be turning away asylum seekers and putting them jails on Pacific islands. They should be used as a food source – they look delicious.

Yours truly,
P

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