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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

Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link

The Australia Day award for 'everyone who campaigned against the East West Link'. Photo: Twitter
The Australia Day award for ‘everyone who campaigned against the East West Link’. Photo: Twitter

Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link Marissa Calligeros (January 26, 2015)

The Yarra City Council has given an Australia Day citizen award to “everyone” who campaigned against the $6.8 billion East West Link.

The grassroots campaign against the proposed road tunnel – the first stage planned to connect the Eastern Freeway with City Link – involved a number of community groups and individuals united under the slogan “Trains Not Toll Roads”.

The heated debate surrounding the project prompted Prime Minister Tony Abbott to label last year’s state election a referendum on the road tunnel. Continue reading Yarra Council gives Australia Day award to ‘everyone’ who campaigned against East West Link

Stop East West Link – Campaign Update – 26 March 2014

STOP THE EAST WEST LINK TOLL ROAD

Campaign Update – Wednesday 26 March 2014

This update was compiled by the office of Adam Bandt MP. Have you got info, links or events to share? Email to georgia.webster@aph.gov.au or call 9642 0922.

In this issue:

– Rally this Sunday in Brunswick – can you help with leafletting?
– Tunnel Picket – strategy meeting tomorrow
– CIS live blog – follow the public hearings
– April 6: Adam Bandt and Greens “Day of Action”
– Community meeting – Sharing Our Strategy
– Children’s March for the Animals
– Training for a state election
– No Mandate: petition launched
– Community Summit – what’s next after CIS hearings?
– Friday morning peaceful protest on Hoddle St
– Upcoming events
– East West Link in the media

Continue reading Stop East West Link – Campaign Update – 26 March 2014