The "guest" speakers Bryan Pepperell ( Peak Oil ), Nick Kelly (bus fares), Don Franks (GST), and Anne Else (child poverty).
John Robinson and Paul Bruce also acted as speakers.
Anne Else addresses the Forum
At the forum today we came up with the following resolutions:
1. That we condemn successive governments for neglecting the poorest section of the community and wish the Child Poverty Action
Group well in their case to the Human Rights Tribunal - carried unanimously
2. That this meeting recommends to Government that:
a. subsidies on basic food items be restored;
b. GST be abolished; and
c. a universal Family Benefit be restored - carried unanimously.
3. That the Government adopt an official poverty line of 60% of the average wage after housing costs, and a programme of
specific targets to end child poverty - carried.
4. That there be a basic quota of electricity and public transport be provided at a minimum price to everybody - carried.
I shall give a fuller report late.
Yours in struggle,