PHOTO STORY: Rallies tell Abbott 'Hands off Medicare!'

Rally to save medicare from Abbott Liberal-National government's attacks. Sydney, January 4. Photos by Peter Boyle.

The first of a number of rallies organised around Australia to protest a proposal of the Abbott Liberal-National federal government to introduce a $5-$6 "co-payment" for Medicare bulk-billed visits to the doctor was held on January 4 in Sydney. Organised through social media, about 500 attended on short notice.

Rallies will be held in other major cities over the next week. These include:

3:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Murray St Mall

1:00 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2014 - State Library of Victoria

12.30 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2014 - Parliament House, North Tce

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