The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) has initiated the letter below. It is part of a campaign to draw attention to the reality that the needs of people are being sacrificed as billions are spent on wars and other aggressive acts originating with the United States. The letter has attracted a long list of signatories. Australia’s political leadership joined in on ignoring the call by the United Nations Secretary general, Antonio Guterres, for a global ceasefire during the pandemic. Now we look towards an uncertain future, where attention to the needs of people has become even more important. IPAN’s call deserves the support of all.Healthcare has been revealed to be high on the list of priorities.You too can sign the letter via this link.
Echoing the words of the Prime minister last Friday, Minister Alan Tudge, effectively told temporary visa holders o go home yesterday, when they can’t dip into their superannuation to survive, after being stood down over COVID-19.