Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. Meeting: 9th August 2008 North Melb Library

Subject: “Better Public Transport – No Road Tunnels.”
In addition to opposing Sir Rod Eddington’s mega road tunnels, we are campaigning on “Bring Back The Connies” (Tram Conductors) and so improve public transport. At this meeting we are showing short films from up-and-coming Film Directors.

This will include Lester Francois’ documentary “Tram State” which follows four ticket inspectors as they patrol the public transport system. Phillip Donnellon gives us the recent troubled history of tram conductors and insights into their campaigns. In addition, Doug Jordan known to many Melburnians as one of the hosts on the 3CR City Limits program but also a former Tram Conductor, will speak on “Why Melbourne Needs Tram Conductors”. Continue Reading…