melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby jules21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:22 am

i missed HB's speech but it was still pretty big when i got there. good to see a strong crowd in the bad weather. i think i spotted Ted Faillieu peering out of his office window nervously :)
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melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby TailWind » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:25 am

Good speech, cheerful crowd considering the weather. I was there on foot due to a puncture earlier and in my office wear, but a least I was wearing my yellow spray jacket ;)

Edit: Some pics - I was there pretty early, so the crowd hadn't built up yet..
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:48 am

Rule 5'd. Worth it. 8)

Great turnout in the conditions, best HB speech ever... I'll see if any of the phone pics came out later, I'm off to bed.
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby newbikeorupgrade » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:39 pm

There was one interesting chap that had sunnies a reflector and shades of blue!
You could tell he wasnt a cyclist!
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby coffeeandwine » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:13 pm

Some coverage from Fairfax.
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby KenGS » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:08 pm

Rode in with the GLW and the folk from Darebin BUG. Good turnout under the circumstances
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Re: melbourne protest against budget cuts - 21 June

Postby stanevelyn » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:23 pm

jules21 wrote:Zero-bike budget rally, Victorian Parliament steps, 7.30-8.30am, Thursday 21 June.

Thousands of Victorian bike riders will jam the steps of Parliament later this month to condemn the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.

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WHAT A PITY THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND LEADERS HAVE NOT GOT THE GUTS TO FACE THE FAMILIES OF INJURED OR DECEASED CYCLISTS AND TELL THEM TO THEIR FACE THAT THEY DO NOT INTEND TO SUPPLY FUNDING TO MAKE THE ROADS SAFER FOR USERS OTHER THAN MOTOR CARS. IF THIS IS THE RESPECT SHOWN TO CYCLISTS BY THIS GOVERNMENT THEN I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THEY ARE UNEMPLOYED AT THE NEXT ELECTION.
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