Posts tagged ‘State Election’
Honk for real action on climate change
Volunteers from CAM met outside Jane Garrett’s campaign office last Tuesday, to highlight Labor’s poor record on climate change action. Sydney Road Commuters were treated to the spectacle of a huge smoke stack and placards spelling out Labor’s “dirty little election secret” – A new coal fired power station in the Latrobe Valley.
There was also a sign prompting drivers to ‘Honk for real action on climate change’. I was personally surprised at the rate of honks, smiles and well wishes that came from the drivers. You could even see a few passengers lean across the driver to honk the horn on their behalf.
It was a very positive experience with dozens of cyclists ringing their bells in harmony with car horns and a fire engine that let out a massive blast as the crew returned to base.
So positive an experience was it that CAM are returning this Tuesday for more honking. So if you want an opportunity to tell hundreds of Morelanders about Labor’s addiction to coal in a really empowering way – come along.
5-6:15pm, Tuesday 23rd November
Jane Garrets Campaign Office, 175 Sydney Road
Contact Jody for more details.
As anyone who follows these pages regularly would know, Victoria has a lot of Brown Coal. We dig massive holes the size of towns so can we burn it to heat water to make steam which makes our electricity. We also have plans to dig even more of it up so we can get other countries to burn it on our behalf. And if that doesn’t work we’ll bury it underground again after we’ve burnt it so we can continue to dig crater like holes in the Victorian countryside.
In fact – rather then withering on a vine Victoria’s brown coal industry looks like it might be set for a new vintage. The Age recently reported that a Transport Department submission revealed a possible $24 billion could be invested in brown coal over the next decade. (more…)
These photos were taken at the Rally to Replace ALL of Hazelwood that happened on Saturday 6th November 2010.
5,000 protesters gathered at the steps of the State Library on Swanston Street and walked peacefully to Parliament House. The message, to urge all political parties in the lead up to the State election on 27th November to commit to replace Hazelwood power station, the countries worst polluting power station, in the next term of government with renewable energy.