MEDIA ALERT: Major Brisbane rally 1pm TODAY, City Botanic Gardens
Australia’s first Boycott Brunei rally will be held from 1pm-2pm today (Saturday, 13 April) in the City Botanic Gardens opposite the Brunei-owned Royal on the Park Hotel, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane.
This will be a large, colourful and loud protest with great visuals for TV, online and print. Brisbane will be sending a message to the world that there is no market for bigotry in Brisbane.  
Confirmed speakers include Shelley Argent OAM (PFLAG), Candidate for Brisbane and former Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett, Brisbane community activist Bel Cox, LGBTI activist Roz Dickson, Labor senator for Queensland Claire Moore and Brisbane lawyer and equality advocate Stephen Page.
Meanwhile, a new petition calling for Australia to break diplomatic ties with Brunei and move to suspend it from the Commonwealth was launched today. It can be found here
Media contact: Peter Hackney, 0400 468 377.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here