Monthly Archives: September 2014

RATs update on Murphy case

Please thank Tony, FLS & Shine Lawyers for their efforts to save us from the EWL monster.

Anthony Murphy v State & LMA.

This case has been considered in the appeal court by three judges over three days. The appeal was about procedural fairness, that the original hearings were flawed in procedure, and that therefore the case should be given the opportunity to be reheard at trial. On the last day, Wednesday 24 September, the deliberations centred on the question of the injunctions – being to stop contracts from being signed until such time as a judge could rule on them if the case is remitted back for a rehearing, and on halting the compulsory acquisition process. Continue reading RATs update on Murphy case

Take a stand against East West Link Compulsory Acquisitions!

We invite you to help us paint a giant mural against the East West Link.


Saturday 20 September, 9am. Its an all day event – come for as little or as long as you like.


Hoddle Street at Alexandra Parade/Eastern Freeway – the back fences of the
Bendigo Street block. We won’t be touching the Collingwood / Everfresh section.

What to bring: Ice cream container / vessel for paint, paint brush, rag, overalls, beret,

Food to Share – if you can, bring something to share with your co-painters. No alcohol please (come to the pub after).

Mural design and oversight by Cathy Drummond and Bill Hay. Organised by Tunnel Picket.

Why the rush towards compulsory acquisitions?

Dear Premier, I am writing to ask you to urgently clarify the Government’s position in relation to compulsory acquisitions associated with the East West Link project.

Message from Harriet Mantell, Residents Against the Tunnel (RAT)

I thought you should know that I have just spoken with a resident who has received communication from Linking Melbourne Authority (LMA) to tell them that they will be issuing Notices of Intention to Acquire (NOITA) in early August. Continue reading Why the rush towards compulsory acquisitions?