Disenchanted citizens to march in March

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for a march along Wollongong's Blue Mile on Sunday, to protest recent action taken by the federal government.

Wollongong will join 22 cities across the country in staging a "March In March" event, billed as a call for "decency, accountability and transparency from ... the Australian government, regardless of which party happens to be governing".

Protesters will march from Stuart Park to Flagstaff Hill, bringing attention to a shopping list of grievances, including action on climate change, treatment of asylum seekers, and environmental policies.

"It started because we weren't happy with the way either Labor or Liberal ran the government," local organiser Nathaniel Harris said.

"The Liberals are in power now, but we're not targeting them specifically; we're more addressing the policies they have started since taking power."

Mr Harris expects up to 500 people will attend the march, joining thousands of people at similar events in every capital city and many regional centres.

"Politicians have the most important job in Australia, and the current ones don't seem to be working for the people," Mr Harris said.

"You don't have to be a left-wing hippie to march. Anyone who wants a better Australia should come out. Democracy doesn't end at the ballot box, it goes as far as you want it to go," he said.

The Wollongong march begins at Stuart Park at 11am on Sunday. See facebook.com/marchinmarchwollongong2014 for further information.

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