March across Australia continues with Bega rally

Elizabeth Blackmore (left) and Anna Reilly are organising a march in August to highlight what they say is the the human cost of the current Government’s policies.

Elizabeth Blackmore (left) and Anna Reilly are organising a march in August to highlight what they say is the the human cost of the current Government’s policies.

A RALLY aiming to unite Australians for "better government" will be taking place in Bega at noon on August 30. 

The non-partisan march aims to highlight what organisers said are the "human cost of the current Federal Government's policies and its 2014 budget". 

“The march in Bega is a chance for local community groups and key individuals to highlight the ‘human cost’ of the government’s decisions,” coordinator of March Australia Bega Valley Anna Reilly said.  

The march will begin at the Bega War Memorial and end at Littleton Gardens, where the community will have a chance to hear from local groups and individuals, including former Member for Eden-Monaro Dr Mike Kelly, about how the budget cuts are directly affecting their services and in turn people in the area.

Musicians will perform in the gardens after the march, and T-shirts and badges will be sold to wear.

The march is part of a nationwide event taking place over the weekend of August 30-31 organised by March Australia, protesting decisions and policies made by the present Abbott government.

March Australia is a grass roots movement which also staged the "March in March" rallies across Australia, and more recently the "March in May" to protest against decisions made in the recent budget.

It is made up of a diverse range of people from all ages and backgrounds with one common agenda - to provide a platform for people to have their say.

“It’s about the community being able to gather together and send a strong message at how dismayed and angry we all are at the governments’ inhumane stance in dealing with the people they are sworn to protect,” Ms Reilly said. 

“These [government] policies are designed to rip at the very heart of Australia and destroy the equality and freedom so vigorously fought for by previous generations.”

You can follow March Australia Bega Valley on Facebook and Twitter. 

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