Pro WorkChoices speakers wanted

An upcoming community forum is looking for people to speak in favour of the Howard Governments Welfare to Work and WorkChoices legislation.

The forum is being organised by the Northern Rivers Social Development Council and the Northern Rivers Unionist Network. Unionist Network spokeswoman Angela Pollard said

in the interests of democracy the Northern Rivers community deserved the opportunity to hear both sides of the story. However, they were having difficulty finding people to talk in favour of the reforms.

Organisers have already approached Page MP Ian Causley, representatives from peak business groups, Centrelink and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, but have been unsuccessful in getting anyone to participate.

Community forums such as this are an essential part of a healthy democracy, she said. We are still hopeful of getting some people to argue the case for the reforms, and would love to hear from individuals with appropriate credentials to take up this opportunity.

Interested persons should phone 6622 3030.

The forum will be held in Lismore City Halls fountain room on Wednesday, November 15, from 4.30-6.30pm. Members of the community will be able to ask questions and make comments.

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