The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance (ATA), Australia’s leading non-partisan grassroots free-market activist body, is proud to announce a coalition of pro-liberty organisations will be rallying in support of free trade and free markets at the G20 summit in Brisbane this Saturday. The rally will be held at 11:00am on Saturday 15th of November at Southbank Parklands, Brisbane.
Confirmed speakers currently include The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Director of the Australian Institute for Progress and former Minsiter in the Keating Government, Andrew Laming MP, Member for Bowman, Gabriel Buckley, National President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Cr Adrian Schrinner, Deputy Mayor of Brisbane, and Dan Ryan, a Director of the Hong-Kong based Lion Rock Institute.
“We are rallying to demonstrate to world leaders that despite the howls from vested interests, there is popular support among ordinary Australians for free markets” said rally spokesman Ben Riley. “We may not be important enough to enter the G20, but our ideas are.
“We are looking to shirtfront the world leaders, figuratively of course, to sticking to their stated aim of reducing trade barriers. Free Markets are the best way to progress society.
“Freeing markets will promote the collaboration and cooperation of people to voluntarily work together and make the world a better place” concluded Mr Riley.
Other groups supporting the rally include the The Young Liberal Movement of Australia, the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, Australia & New Zealand Students for Liberty, and the Australian Libertarian Society.
“Last Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall” said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. “Free markets were proven beyond all doubt as the only way to ensure peace and prosperity.
“It is a disgrace that so many other protestors want a return to the failed policies of the past. It is because of economic freedom that “extreme poverty” in the world plummeted a staggering 86% in the last 30 years and everyone’s living standards have risen. This is one of the greatest achievements humankind has witnessed. We can’t allow extremists to capture the agenda and return us to the policies of failure.
“Professional protestors and radical agitators don’t represent Australia, and this Saturday, we will show the world that Australia supports economic freedom. We call on all world leaders to use this summit to demonstrate their commitment to prosperity and take action to bring about true free trade.
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