YCAT Rally at Smith Reserve

Yarra Campaign Against the Tunnel - Rally at Smiths Reserve

Well done to everyone who braved yesterdays weather and attended the first YCAT Community day!

If you have a report, additional media or photos, please feel free to contact YCAT or discuss our first rally on the YCAT email list. More updates soon.

YCAT at July Yarra Council Meeting

Well done to all the YCAT members for turning out on a cold winters night to lobby Yarra Council. Our protest went live to air on Channel 7 TV 6pm news, plus pre-recorded interviews of Keith and Cr Stephen Jolly. The new banner was unfurled for the first time and it looked great.

Inside the meeting after a long wait, John, Freda and Ian all addressed the Council, pushing for a strong stance against the tunnel. Freda also took up the question of red baiting of YCAT, explaining that it is a new, dynamic and fast growing group that has members from many different political views and most members not in a political party.

Council voted 9-0 to oppose the tunnel but an amendment to leave out reference to the rail tunnel proposal was lost 5-4 (with Socialist Party and Greens losing to ALP and independents). Continue Reading…

Climate Emergency Rally – Join the No Tunnels Contingent

Climate Emergency Rally – This Saturday 5 July 2008, 1pm

Climate Emergency Rally and “Human Sign”. We will have a “no road tunnels contingent and will meet at the Burke and Wills statue in the City Square at the north-west corner of Collins and Swanton Street.

RPPG and Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc., (of which RPPG is a member.) formally supports the rally.

A 140-metre long human sign will be formed to spell the words CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Wear red if possible!

Venue: Starting in City Square Melbourne. Organisers advise people to bring something to sit on as we will be waiting around for a space of time.

Website: http://climaterally.blogspot.com

Contact: Julianne Bell 981894114

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Eastern Transport Coalition Summit Friday 4 July

When 8:30 to 11:30 am
Where: Manningham City Council 699 Doncaster Road Doncaster

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