People United For Better Government - Empowering Byron and Ballina Communities
Save the Date: Sunday August 31st
Back in March, 100,000 Australian’s took to the streets across 32 locations in what was a moving display of powerful and peaceful protest in calling upon the government to address current policies that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.
Many Australians are deeply concerned with the way our country is being governed. Not just at the present moment, but in general. They are concerned over issues which directly affect them, their families, and indeed all Australians. They are concerned with the direction in which Australia’s great civil society is heading.
Democracy doesn’t end at the ballot box. It is the right, if not duty, of all Australians to hold our elected representatives to account; to remind them that they are, above all else, public servants. We must inform them regularly, daily if need be, of our concerns with the issues that affect all Australians. We must participate directly in our democracy in order for it to be truly representative.
On Sunday August 31st the movement will be heading to Ballina to join forces with the local community that is calling for help after recent budget proposals.
THE REASONS FOR THE MARCH:
Science and technology
Trade and finance
The First Australians
Acceptance of our history and the impact on Indigenous Australians
12pm - Meeting at Fawcett Park, Ballina for speeches followed by a march down to the Missingham Park Amphitheatre.
1pm - Walking down to Ballina Amphitheatre for post march event.
2pm - People In The Park. With the support of Ballina Council, Byron-Ballina March organisers are aiming to take the community’s voice one step further by holding another huge moevement followed by a family friendly day of political conversation and music at the beautiful Missingham Park Amphitheatre.
This will be your chance to meet and network with local groups, listen to talks, learn the stories of the community and walk away with knowledge of ways you can bring about positive change for you, your family and your community.
ALSO - If you are interested in participating as a group, speaker, performer please email: email@example.com
Follow this link to the MARCH IN AUGUST Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512090815671952/?ref=ts&fref=ts