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Globally democracies have become corporatocracies. Macro policy is dictated by corporations, monopolised mainstream media, and banking cartels. Yellow Vest groups are protesting this worldwide and locally groups are organically forming all over Australia.

Yellow Vests Byron Shire is a platform to challenge our corporatocracy. We are not a political party, neither left or right; we are a peaceful, social movement aimed at uniting Australians to re-empower our individual voices and restore our democracy.

We want to end the two-party political system and support independent community representatives in Parliament. To restore a free, informed vote we are challenging the government to change full preferential voting to optional in the federal election, as currently our votes mostly end up with the major parties. We also want citizen-initiated referendums implemented so we, the people, have a stronger voice in designing our future social system.

Our first protest is Saturday 23 February at 11am, assembling at the tennis courts in Byron Bay and walking to Railway Park. Join us to start a conversation on reclaiming government for the people, by the people. Let the corporatocracy know business as usual must end. See our Facebook page ‘Yellow Vests Byron Shire’ for full details.

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  1. The yellow vest movement grew up among mainly right wing people in France protesting about high fuel prices. As is normal in Europe, France taxes fuel heavily, to provide good roads and to reduce fuel dependency and carbon emissions. It is about undermining the role of elected government in implementing sustainable public policy and keeping the French people safe. It has also been infiltrated by racist groups, and legitimizes their disruption of a racially harmonious society.

    We have seen on the television images of the destruction these people have instigated. Australians who do not want to be tools of the right and who care for our society and our environment should have nothing to with this sort of destructive mindless populism.


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