Rallies have been organised by community groups and Unions in NSW and Victoria. In Victoria the following organisations have collaborated to support the rally , March Australia, Victorian Council Of Social Services, Get Up, Council of Churches, Victorian Trades Hall, Environment Victoria, and Friends Of The Earth.
Community organisations have become increasingly concerned about the impact of the budget on already struggling Australians. A Fair Deal For Women shares these concerns. Universities charging more for courses ,reductions in Family Tax Benefits, taking away income supplements for pensioners and charging $7.00 t per Doctor’s visit are just a few examples of changes that are going to have a negative impact on struggling Australians. And whilst these changes are going to effect both men and women, women are far more likely to be economically struggling than men. Poverty in Australia 2013 Edition found that 54% of people living in households below the poverty line were female compared to 46% male.
Below are the links to the rallies in Sydney and Victoria.
Will you brave the cold for better budget for all Australians ?