Talk:Anti-budget protest descends on Brisbane Australia

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Original reporting[edit]

  • The event was at Queens Park Brisbane (-27.472200, 153.024234).
  • I arrived at the event at about 12:40pm
  • The official stuff kicked off around 1:00pm
  • Speakers included indigenous activist Sam Watson, Senator Claire Moore (ALP), former senator Andrew Bartlett (Democrats, now Greens)
    • Bartlett serves as convenor of the Queensland Greens currently.
  • Bartlett conveyed to the crowd that the Australian Greens parliamentary team would work to block the budget in parliament.
    • The Greens hold 9 senate seats - and the sole balance of power - until June 30 when the senate term ends. They will have ten senators from July 1 but not the sole balance of power.
  • I did start to notice the police towards the end of the initial rally. There were no problems between them and the protestors.
  • The protest got to King George Square before another speech was made. seen here
  • The march part was basically a lap of the block with the above mentioned stop.

--RockerballAustralia c 11:56, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

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