Candidate addresses Taree march

Labor candidate for Myall Lakes, David Keegan carried the 'Defend Medicare' sign in Taree's March in August on Saturday, August 30.

Labor candidate for Myall Lakes, David Keegan carried the 'Defend Medicare' sign in Taree's March in August on Saturday, August 30.

LABOR candidate for the seat of Myall Lakes, David Keegan addressed the March in August 2014, calling for a "fair and just Australia".

The march started at Johnny Martin Oval on Saturday, August 30 and moved to Queen Elizabeth Park where a number of speakers voiced their concerns about the negative impact that decisions being made by current governments were having or will have on Myall Lakes residents.

Dr Keegan spoke about the negative impact upon the health of patients that the Federal Government's $7 co-payment per service would have.

He also spoke about the detrimental effect that the proposed fracking for coal seam gas near Gloucester would have on the water supply to residents of the Myall Lakes, and cuts to TAFE and universities.

The accumulative effects of these cuts will especially felt in the Myall Lakes electorate, one of the poorest electorates in Australia, he said.

Dr Keegan called on those present at the march to be active and not to sit back and accept the destruction of Medicare, our access to affordable education and further disadvantage regional NSW.

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