Finally … The End Of The Road For Murphy v State Government Of Victoria

MVEWTIt has been a long time, but this Supreme Court Challenge, which began in April 2014, is finally over. The Supreme Court accepted the discontinuation of the case agreed to by both parties on Friday 17 July 2015.

This courageous case was enormously important in the community battle against the deeply flawed East West Link project.

On behalf of Residents Against the Tunnel, and presuming to speak on behalf of all community groups involved, our deepest gratitude goes to Anthony Murphy and his extraordinary, talented and community-minded legal team: Ron Merkel QC, Melinda Richards SC, Julian Burnside AO QC, Simona Gory Barrister, Meghan Fitzgerald, Hollie Golding and all the staff at Fitzroy Legal Services, Paula Shelton and others from Shine Lawyers, and the many other experts, volunteers and community members who helped behind the scenes. Continue reading Finally … The End Of The Road For Murphy v State Government Of Victoria

East West Link campaign wins Community Service of the Year Award

Yarra’s Australia Day awards were presented at Council’s annual Australia Day citizenship ceremony held on 26 January 2015

We accepted this Community Service of the Year Award on behalf of all those countless people & community groups who’s selfless actions have literally saved inner Melbourne, greater Melbourne and the entire state of Victoria from a deluge of heartache, financial mismanagement, dodgy deals and a whole pile of unknown nasty stuff. Continue reading East West Link campaign wins Community Service of the Year Award

Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award

Herald Sun: Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award. Michelle Ainsworth (January 26, 2015)

An inner-city council that spent more than $500,000 fighting the East West Link has given an Australia Day citizenship award to the protesters who campaigned against the dumped toll road.

Yarra Council awarded the protesters a citizenship award at its Australia Day ceremony.

The Yarra Community Service of the Year award was made out to “everyone who campaigned against the East West Link”. Continue reading Yarra Council gives East West Link protesters Australia Day award