Friday 21st February 2014
Why: Finance Ministers and Central Bank Managers from around the world are meeting in Sydney. At their meeting they’ll be preparing for the big G20 meeting of World Leaders in Brisbane later this year. They’ll be talking about the direction world finances should be taking into the future.
The Australian Federal Government is exploring a rise in the GST, increasing the tax on you and me.
Surely, what they should be thinking about is stopping multinationals from avoiding paying their fair share of tax and they should certainly be thinking about implementing a Robin Hood (Financial Transaction) Tax to help raise millions of dollars for important public services like health and education, water and clean energy.
How: We’re looking for a small number of members to meet with us, and a small handful of unionists from other industries, to hold a media event out-side of the Finance Minister’s meeting. It will be quick, fun and theatrical.
Where: Rocks side of Circular Quay
This will be a short action – please come along if you can to kick our message off that workers demand tax equity and where scrubs or NSWNMA campaign shirts.