Estimates of attendance at protest rallies and meetings against the Coalition government's anti-union laws include:
June 30
Adelaide — 7000
Brisbane — 20,000-25,000
Cairns — 2000
Canberra (June 26) — 500
Darwin — 2000

Sue Bull, Geelong
Ten-thousand workers jammed the streets of Geelong in the pouring rain on June 30 to protest PM John Howard's proposed anti-union legislation.
Not only was every union represented, but pensioners, young children, disabled

Rohan Pearce
"In February 2003, weeks before war was declared on Iraq, millions of people protested in the streets of the world. That call went unheeded. No international institution had the courage or conscience to stand up to the aggression of

Susan Price & Jim McIlroy
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Sue Bolton
Union leaders around Australia were overwhelmed by the size of the mobilisations against the federal Coalition government's anti-union laws. Up to 300,000 people joined the protests during the Australian Council of Trade Unions' week of

Sarah Stephen
Between June 22 and June 26, Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers, acting on warrants issued by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), raided 10 homes in Sydney and Melbourne, allegedly to disrupt the activities

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Bernie Stephens, Harare
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Susan Price, Sydney
Billed as Australia's biggest meeting of workers, the July 1 Unions NSW Sky Channel-linked protest meetings against PM John Howard's attacks on unions and workers — held simultaneously at 219 venues across NSW — outstripped


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