CommonDreams – Australia: Tens Of Thousands ‘March In May’ Against Abbott And Austerity – 19 May 2014

common-dreamsAustralia: Tens of Thousands ‘March in May’ Against Abbott and Austerity

‘These marches signify major concern with current government policies, dissatisfaction with a stagnant two-party political system, and the disturbing motivations and influence of those with money and power.’

– Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Tens of thousands marched in cities across Australia on Sunday to protest the policies of Prime Minister Tony Abbott following the recent release of his administration’s austerity budget.

The 2014 federal budget has been slammed for measures that critics charge will devastate Australia’s poor, including huge cuts to unemployment and welfare benefits, education, and health care. Abbott’s popularity ratings have tanked following the release, according to recent polls.

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