Friends of the Earth issued a call for activists and community groups concerned about the Brumby government’s proposed answers to the growing water shortage – a desalination plant at Wonthaggi and a pipeline to bring water from the north- to demonstrate outside the electoral office of the minister responsible, Tim Holding. The call was answered not just by locals, but there was a passionate contingent also from Wonthaggi, as well as representatives of climate action groups around Melbourne. There were speakers, including Dave Kerin of Union Solidarity, Sue Bolton of Socialist Alliance, and Steven Cannon of Watershed Victoria, and the event was rounded off with live music.
There are photos from the action on the Foe website and here. The callout can be found here.
There are videos of the action and Dave Kerin’s speech on EngageMedia:
Here are some photos: