East West Link protester says those who campaigned against the tunnel deserve Australia Day awards

3AW Online: East West Link protester says those who campaigned against the tunnel deserve Australia Day awards (January 26, 2015)

One of the East West Link protesters honoured with an Australia Day citizen award by the Yarra City Council says those who campaigned against the multi-billion dollar project deserve their gong.

James Milne, who is a member of the Residents Against The Tunnel group, told Tom Elliott that he was surprised by the recognition and said regardless of people’s views on the proposed tunnel, the award was about recognising the “community effort” people had put in.

“I don’t think you could argue in any way that this is ill-deserved,” he said on 3AW Drive.

“People put in this incredible effort and it was all about community.”

LISTEN: James Milne chats about his award and East West Link with Tom Ellott.

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