East west link protesters give government list of demands

The Melbourne Times: East west link protesters give government list of demands. Georgie Botto. 17 October 2014

Greg Barber addresses protesters. Photo: Scott McNaughtonProtesters deliver their message on the steps of Parliament House.

More than 60 people gathered on the steps of Parliament House on Thursday to protest the east west link and to discuss the future of public transport in Victoria.

Protectors of Public Lands Victoria, representing a coalition of more than 80 environment, heritage, community and animal welfare groups, organised the rally.

The group presented a list of demands to the government in the form of a public transport charter on the last day of parliament before the November 29 election. Continue Reading…

Rally for Public Transport: 15 November at State Library

This second Rally4PT has been organised by a range of community groups that stand against the East-West Link.

The first Rally4PT was held on 28 June 2014:  We Want Trains Not Tolls #Rally4PT in Melbourne.

We will be meeting at  1pm, Saturday 15th November, State Library, corner Swanston and La Trobe St, Melbourne and marching down Swanston Street to Flinders Street Station.

Our demands are:

  • Scrap the East-West Link!
  • Rip up the contracts!
  • Invest in public transport!

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Christine Milne – Australian Greens
  • Stephen Jolly – Socialist Party
  • Noel Laidlaw – Rail Revival Alliance
  • Marcellene D’Menzie – Tunnel Picket
  • Rod Quantock – Protectors of Public Lands Victoria
  • Sean Brocklehurst – Socialist Alliance
  • Ray Jordan – All Aboard

Live musicMikelangelo will warm up the #Rally4PT crowd, rumour has it that he will play ‘City of Dreams’. Make sure you get there on time!  Laura MacFarlane (NinetyNine) will also perform the ‘No Tunnel‘ song.

Media Release: The 2014 Transport Election: We Demand Our Say  – Rally For Public Transport
Download Media Release:  The 2014 Transport Election: We Demand Our Say  – Rally For Public Transport (pdf)

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The Inaugural Paul Mees Public Debate

The Inaugural Paul Mees Public Debate was held on 14 October 2014 at the RMIT Capitol Theatre on the topic: “That public transport planning is too important to be left to politicians” The following is live-tweeting of the debate.

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