The May Day rally is on Sunday the first of May at 11am, Belmore Park, Sydney. We would like to have a strong Save Medicare contingent marching at it on what is the traditional day of workers’ rights. More info can be found here: Sydney May Day March 2016.
Public Forum – Will the TPP survive the Australian and US elections?
12.30-2pm Wed April 20
NSW Parliament House
Macquarie Street, Sydney
Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET: The TPP and the Australian Election
US Public Citizen: TPP, Presidential Race and US Congress (by video)
Dr Jim Stanford, McMaster University, Canada: Jobs and Workers’ Rights
Jon Edwards, Doctors without Borders (MSF): Medicines
Sarah Agar, CHOICE: Food Labelling and Product Standards
Limited places – please RSVP by April 19 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The TPP trade deal between Australia, the US and 10 other Pacific Rim countries is being reviewed by a Parliamentary committee before Parliament votes on the implementing legislation. But the early recall of Parliament and possible election on July 2 will interrupt this process.
Community organisations representing over two million Australians, and over 300,000 individuals have urged MPs to vote against the TPP because it increases corporate rights at the expense of peoples’ rights.
Public opposition in the US is so strong that all presidential candidates are opposed, and it will not even be considered by the US Congress until after the November election.
This forum will discuss the TPP in the context of the Australian and US elections, and why Australian politicians should not rush to endorse the TPP legislation.
The next Save Medicare organising meeting will be on Tuesday the 5th of April at 6pm at Unions NSW (377 Clarence St, Sydney). Please come along to discuss how we can take the campaign forward and beat these cut,s and the Turnbull Government. We can win.
Not only will the pathology cuts mean we pay for x-rays, pap smears and blood tests, but the Turnbull government wants to sell off the Medicare benefits payment system to a private company. This, on top of billions of dollars in cuts to hospitals and health and the freeze on bulk-billing rates for GPs. Join us to hear from those on the front lines and find out what you can do to stop it.
MONDAY 14th MARCH 6pm, NSW Trades Hall Training Rooms
377-383 Sussex St, Sydney
Call 0404 654 757 for more info/help getting in