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Melbourne residents held to ransom on water

Do Melbourne residents have the option of refusing to pay higher water charges? - No.
Did Melbourne residents have the right to refuse population growth in their area? - No.
The State has purposefully engineered a situation where organisations beyond electoral control have gained control over water delivery and the state has purposefully increased demand for water by forcibly increasing population. This is the essence of corporate government. Out of reach of democracy.

Melbourne Communities overcome East-West road-tunnel and toll-way plan

Spokespeople for Royal Park Protection Group Inc. (RPPG) have called the deletion of the East West road tunnel and freeway from the Brumby Victorian Transport Plan, a win for commonsense and the common people and said that even the Zoo animals can breathe easy now that a tunnel won’t be constructed next to their home. See also upcoming forum 10 December: What will the Brumby Transport Plan mean for Melbourne?"

Melbourne Campaign Opposing Road Tunnels

Melbourne Tunnels Protests in Melbourne are gathering, not losing, steam as suburban groups organise under bigger groups. Report:
See also article on Tunnels-shareholder liabilities: Dodgy connections in BrisConnections

Unusual Public meeting to discuss Melbourne City Council Election

The CBD Residents' Associations are inviting people all over Melbourne to a serious pow-wow tonight (Wednesday 24th) 6pm, the Bluestone Room, Coopers Inn (cnr Exhibition and Little Lonsdale Streets)

Successful Melbourne community protests against tunnels

Melbourne community anti-tunnels activists held a successful protest outside Premier John Brumby's Transport Summit at Telstra Dome in Melbourne.

Could Melbourne end up like Jakarta?

Premier John Brumby's Melbourne 2030 plan repeats the same mistakes that the United Nations warned Jakarta's Town Planners against over thirty years ago.

This was originally published on Marvellous Melbourne on 8 Jul 08.

See also: Will Rudd Government's high immigration program turn Australia into Argentina? of 19 Jul 08, Melbourne 2008: Life in a destruction zone of 29 Jun 08

Quantock in just released "Planning Backlash" - the movie

Rod Quantock is currently appearing in First Man Standing at Trades Hall in Carlton, 03 9659 5699, but here he is in a stand up role for democracy (which does seem very funny in Victoria) at the Mary Drost-led rally in July.

Community battles to save historic Willsmere Billabong

Tomorrow, Saturday 12 July 2008, local residents and environmentalists will rally to save the Willsmere Billabong, an iconic haven by the Yarra River, from annihilation.

For further information: contact Julianne Bell, Secretary, Protectors of Public Lands Victoria Inc. 03 98184114. Tony Michael, Chairperson, Friends of Willsmere Park and Kew Billabong Inc. 0419 587939. Councillor Phillip Healey 04373747773. For information see www.boroondaraalive.com.

Victorian treasurer mentions population growth

Victorian treasurer mentions population growth and then tells us the role of governments is not to govern, but to manage the affairs of the state with policy provided by lobbyists.

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