February 2015 Speakers

The Vintage Reds welcomed Libby Hay (CPSU), Naomi Brooks (UnionsACT) and Chris Cooper (Fair Go for Canberra) to the meeting.

Between them the speakers outlined the campaigns currently running and planned for the rest of the year. These involved volunteer teams to run stalls, phone bank calls, and kitchen table conversations.Fair_Go_for_Canberra_logo_2015.jpeg

Libby spoke about the Save Medicare campaign, and how privatisation of Medicare and Veterans’ Affairs systems was the first stage towards privatisation of both agencies. What are the possible consequences of so much public data being handed over to private contractors?

Naomi and Chris spoke on the Fair Go for Canberra campaign.  Many of the issues being covered arose from the 2014 Budget.