People and organisations will meet in Canberra on the day before Federal Budget to outline what a budget focused on people should prioritise. The gathering of 100 Australian people will emphasise the budget is more than an accounting exercise – it is about people and the type of community and environment we want to live in.

Details of the event are as below:

The People’s Budget
Date and Time:
12 – 2pm, Monday 8 May 2017
Where: Old Parliament House, Canberra
Who: 100 people, including representatives from Australia’s civil society sector

Press Conference
Date and Time: 2.30pm, Monday 8 May 2017
Venue: on the lawns in front of New Parliament House
Who: Everyday people who attended the People’s Budget, plus a variety of spokespeople

A list of organisations involved in the People’s Budget:

  1. National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
  2. ActionAid
  3. A24 Network
  4. Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
  5. Amnesty International Australia
  6. Australian Conservation Foundation
  7. Australian Council for International Development
  8. Australian Council of Social Services
  9. Australian Council of Trade Unions
  10. Australian Human Rights Commission
  11. Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League
  12. Australian Major Performing Arts Group
  13. Animal Defenders Office
  14. Australian Services Union
  15. Australian Wind Alliance
  16. Australian Youth Climate Change Coalition
  17. Baptist Care Australia
  18. Benevolent Society
  19. Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
  20. Campaign for Australian Aid
  21. CARE Australia
  22. Caritas
  23. Catholic Social Services Australia
  24. Change the Record Coalition
  25. Children and Young People with Disability Australia
  26. Climate Action Monaro
  27. Climate Action Network Australia
  28. Close the Gap Secretariat and National Health Leadership Forum
  29. CO Health
  30. Community and Public Sector Union
  31. Community Arts group Canberra
  32. Community Council of Australia
  33. Community Legal Centres NSW
  34. Community Mental Health Australia
  35. Darebin Legal Centre
  36. Drug Arm Australasia
  37. Eastern Peninsula Legal Centre
  38. Family Violence Prevention Legal Services
  39. Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
  40. Federation of Ethnic Communities Australia
  41. Fitzroy Legal Centre
  42. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
  43. Friends of the Earth
  44. GetUp!
  45. Green Institute
  46. Green Music Australia
  47. Maritime Union of Australia
  48. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
  49. National Association of Community Legal Centres
  50. National Council of Single Mothers and their Children
  51. National Tertiary Education Union
  52. National Union of Students
  53. Oxfam Australia
  54. People with Disability Australia
  55. Playgroup Australia
  56. Public Services International
  57. RSPCA
  58. SNAICC – National Voice for our Children
  59. Social Ventures Australia
  60. St Vincent de Paul Society
  61. Tax Justice Network
  62. Tear Australia
  63. United Voice
  64. UnitingCare
  65. Volunteering and Contact ACT
  66. Volunteering Australia
  67. Women’s Electoral Lobby
  68. Women’s Legal Services Australia
  69. World Vision
  70. WWF Australia
  71. Youthlaw
  72. YWCA Australia


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