19 October 2014
“G20 threat to community services” claims protest organiser
BrisCAN spokesperson, Mr Adrian Skerritt, said “This November the G20 will be discussing further cuts to community services, including public education and health care.”
“The G20’s ‘fiscal consolidation policies’ will mean more of the attacks we have already seen from Hockey and Newman. These policies will disadvantage struggling families and people in the suburbs” claimed Mr Skerritt.
The 2013 G20 Action Plan spelt out how each nation planned to “balance the budget”. Canada agreed to cut the age pension; Italy and South Africa would cut social spending; Britain would cut unemployment benefits; Indonesia would cut fuel subsidies.
“Inside the Brisbane Convention Centre this November the G20 will be talking about plans to slash and burn the public sector.”
“Is this the kind of vision we want for the future?”
“We will rally on 15 November at 11 am at the Roma St Forum to demand that the cuts stop” said Mr Skerritt. “We invite everyone to join us.”
The rally will assemble at 11 am on 15 November 2014 at Emma Miller Place (Roma St) and subsequently march past the G20 summit to Musgrave Park.