Labor vow to scrap East West Link ‘reckless’ and ‘destructive’

Guardian: Labor vow to scrap East West Link ‘reckless’ and ‘destructive’ Gay Alcorn Monday 24 November 2014

Federal Liberal MP Sarah Henderson presents private members’ motion urging support for $18bn cross-city toll road
Daniel Andrews has reversed his position on the East West Link contract.
Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews has reversed his position on the East West Link contract. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP

Labor leader Daniel Andrews’ decision to scrap Melbourne’s East West Link road project if elected on Saturday was “one of the most politically reckless, economically destructive actions of any political leader we’ve seen,” it was claimed on Monday.

Federal MP Sarah Henderson, the Liberal member for the seat of Corangamite, based around Geelong, presented a private members’ motion in federal parliament urging support for the $18bn, 18km cross-city toll road.

It led to a fiery debate about the merits of the project, one of the central issues in the election campaign. Continue Reading…

Second Rally for Public Transport in Melbourne: #Rally4PT – 15 November 2014

The second #Rally4PT organised by community groups was held on Saturday 15 November in the heart of Melbourne to demonstrate Victorians continued strong rejection of the deeply unpopular East West Link. The following crowd-sourced accounts are collated from mainstream media, blogs, twitter and facebook via storify.

Gallery: Rally for Public Transport: 15 November 2014

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Ray Jordan from All Aboard speaks at #Rally4PT

This is Ray Jordan letting the people know how hard it is for people like him to use Public Transport. Video by Tom Stafford.

Ray was a speaker at #Rally4PT organised by community groups held on Saturday 15 November in Melbourne to demonstrate Victorians continued strong rejection of the deeply unpopular East West Link.

Find out more about All Aboard: www.all-aboard.net.au  or the facebook group: www.facebook.com/allaboard4access

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