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Battle for Beeliar

Posted on March 11th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, Case study, Legal, News. No Comments

Today the people in Western Australia will make a judgement whether they want Barnett and his Liberal government to continue. All signs point to no, but people are waiting hearts in mouths -will the result bring what country needs?

The last three months have seen a pitched battle at the Beeliar wetlands, in the south of Perth, near Fremantle… as the Liberal government have gone full force into bulldozing the urban bushland, and wetlands for a contentious road project that is expected to blow the states budget out more than $8 billion. As with the East West link before, and in tandem with the West Connex protests in Sydney, it is the community that has stepped up to say no to another unwanted road project. To delay work, to monitor the fauna management, to do everything in their power to stand … Read More »



Save Bastion Point

Posted on September 9th, by Counteractive in Campaigns, News. No Comments

Being a relatively recent immigrant to Melbourne I don’t know Victoria well – and had never been across Gippsland as far as Mallacoota.

It is crazy beautiful and has kept its soul intact.  It borders on beautiful national parks, an amazing network of lakes and gorgeous coastline. The caravan park is apparently unique in Australia, a huge green expanse of unimpeded views over the water, and during the summer season is incredibly popular.  People have been coming back for years to the welcoming small town environment.

Listening to the locals is a bit heart breaking. They are basically telling the same story that we hear all over the country.  Business and government not listening to the will of the people.  Inappropriate development to benefit the few, with the cost being the social fabric of the community.

The campaign to Save Bastion Point is … Read More »