Our colleagues in Canberra were so keen on the GDAMS message that they couldn't wait for the actual day! So on 18 March they occupied Blamey Square at Defence HQ, Canberra:
Peacebus captain, Graeme Dunstan, convened an open mike SpeakOut about endless wars and escalating spending of the Australian Defence Force outside Defence HQ. The event was intended voice to citizens' concern about the recently released Defence White Paper which commits tax spending of a minimum of $195 billion over the next decade, and maybe a $1 trillion over two decades, on the greatest expansion of the Australian armed forces since World War 2. Alas it was lashed by rain and buffetted by winds so strong, banner poles broke. When the PA failed we gave up. But we did not go unnoticed....
Contact: Graeme Dunstan: firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://peacebus.com/
Master of ceremonies, Peacebus captain, Graeme Dunstan. 0407 951 688 graemed01@gmail. com