The Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC) organised a protest outside the office of FaHCSIA ā the Department of Families, Health, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to mark the fourth anniversary of the NT Intervention. The rally was one of a series being held across the country ā see http://indymedia.org.au/4-year-anniversary-end-the-nt-intervention-rally ā and was addressed by a number of speakers from MAIC (including Jasmine Ali, who wound up proceedings but is unfortunately not captioned in the video) and others taking advantage of the open mic.
Melbourne's Anti-Intervention Collective organised a protest under the banner "Jobs with Justice, not Work for Rations". After speeches at the State Library there was a march down Swanston Street to Federation Square, where the stage was occupied for more speakers and the formal handing over of a petition for delivery to the CFMEU in the NT...
See report on the MAIC website, http://maicollective.blogspot.com/2011/03/we-sent-them-message.html, and also on this site - http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/05/melbourne-anti-intervention-rally-432011
Rallies were held around Australia on Friday 29 October under the banner of āJobs with Justiceā and an end to the Northern Territory Intervention as part of a National Day of Action. The rally in Melbourne attended by approximately 500 people ended with a sit-down at a major city intersection, bringing peak-hour traffic to a halt for over twenty minutes. Related: Youtube footage of sit-in -- Report on rally from Melbourne Ant-Intervention Collective -- More photos on Melbourne Protests Weblog