Gillard hides from student protesters

Student protesters at Curtin University, September 5. Photo: Zeb Parkes

Dozens of students protested an appearance by Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Perth’s Curtin University on September 5. The PM sneaked in through a back door while large numbers of police guarded the front. Invitations to the function to launch a new building were issued only to a select few.

Protesters argued the case for equal marriage rights and to free the refugees. One person spoke out against the ongoing crime of the war in Afghanistan.

The rally was organised by Equal Love Perth and was supported by the Curtin Refugee Rights Action Network.