Friday, March 12, 2010

Rally to defend the public sector

Around 2000 public servants rallied outside parliament on 11 March 2010 to protest attacks on the public sector. The rally was organised by the Civil Service Association. Premier Colin Barnett - who is orchestrating the cuts - addressed the rally and, refreshingly, he was roundly booed and heckled. Labor opposition leader Eric Ripper also spoke to the crowd and said some good things but notably didn't say that he would reverse any cuts the Liberals make between now and the next election!