Seafarers on brink of historic victory

Submitted by sam on Sun, 31/01/2010 - 12:35

[I have submitted this article to Green Left Weekly about the current struggle by MUA members in the offshore oil and gas industry. It has been published here.]

Shop till we drop?

Submitted by sam on Wed, 27/01/2010 - 13:00

January 2009: Council was presented with a proposal to extend the boundaries of the “Fremantle Tourism Precinct” to cover the whole of the City of Fremantle.

Affordable community spaces in the CBD

Submitted by sam on Fri, 18/12/2009 - 13:00

December 2009: In my experience there is a real shortage of affordable spaces in central Fremantle available for hire by community groups who want to hold meetings, functions, workshops and other activities.

Golf club should pay its way

Submitted by sam on Thu, 17/12/2009 - 13:00

December 2009: In preparing a new lease for the Royal Fremantle Golf Club the council had the site independently valued. Under the old lease the club had been paying $22,000 per year, but the valuer recommended that this be increased to $40,000 per year and be pegged to CPI.

Keep Hilton Police Station building for community use

Submitted by sam on Wed, 16/12/2009 - 13:00

December 2009: Despite strong community opposition, the WA Police Department has pushed ahead with its plan to close the Hilton Police Station and the Minister Robert Johnson has refused to intervene. Local residents will know what a circus this issue is.

Successful Walk Against Warming

Submitted by sam on Wed, 16/12/2009 - 11:37

I was pleased to be able to march on Saturday at the Walk Against Warming as part of the climate emergency c

The Stan Reilly site and facilities for seniors and the aged

Submitted by sam on Mon, 30/11/2009 - 13:00

November 2009: Even though the former Stan Reilly Lodge was run by the council, the land itself is owned by the state government and was vested to council on the condition that the site be used for accomodation and a social centre for the elderly.