Guts and determination save Healy Rd tuart tree - for now

Submitted by sam on Thu, 19/07/2012 - 18:03

Hamilton Hill resident Amanda Joy was woken by chainsaws at 7am. Horrified, she saw contractors cutting down a much loved mature tuart tree on the BP oil pipeline easment. Decisive action was called for. Amanda stood under the tree, refused to budge and hit the phone.

Leisure, Arts and CCTV staff win better conditions

Submitted by sam on Tue, 08/05/2012 - 18:50

In late 2010 Councillor Wilson and I successfully moved the "Employment Values" policy to steer the council away from employing people on fixed term contracts, to respect workers' right to organise and to set a target of 5% indigenous employment.

Your efforts help secure PCYC funding

Submitted by sam on Mon, 16/04/2012 - 19:25

While the state government is pushing ahead with their plans to withdraw police officers from the PCYCs, community outrage has forced a partial back-down.

The real issues in the Stop Lynas campaign

Submitted by sam on Mon, 16/04/2012 - 19:20

Australian mining company Lynas wants to export thorium and other rare earths from their Mt Weld mine through Fremantle and refine the ore at a processing plant at Kuantan on the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. The Stop Lynas campaign is not opposed to the mining of this ore.

Change to fees for sporting reserves

Submitted by sam on Mon, 16/04/2012 - 19:18

At the March council meeting officers tabled a new schedule of fees for the use of sporting reserves (both the buildings and playing fields).