Around 400 people also rallied and marched in Brisbane, calling for troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and the release of David Hicks. Margaret McPherson from the Stop the War Coalition, which organised the rally, urged support for the April 21 national day of action to free Hicks. Australian Democrats Senator Andrew Bartlett and Greens member Willy Bach also addressed the rally, which was part of a global weekend of action.
Murri activist and Socialist Alliance federal election candidate Sam Watson gave a traditional welcome to country and received a strong response when he stated that "George Bush, Tony Blair and John Winston Howard are the most dangerous, unprincipled terrorists ... They should be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity."