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MAY 13 saw the Coalition hand down its first budget. The response since has been one long story of protest and opposition. Even State Premiers have banded together to reject the proposed changes.
It's now looking likely that Premiers will ask Senators to staunchly oppose the bill.
The budget, it's been argued, is heavy-handed, unjust and illogical. Most Australians don't want the budget to pass in its current form. Nor do a number of elected representatives, including several Liberal MPs.
But so far, it's primarily been opposition political parties making their case about how they plan to block the budget. Is there anything that we, as citizens, can do to block the budget in our own right?
There are at least two approaches.
The first is from ‘within’ the system and the second is from ‘without’ the system. In the past week or so, Australians have already shown their resolve on both fronts. Yet if we want to pressure the government to change their path, more Australians still need to act.
Sharpen your wits and prepare to chant in the streets...