May 28 Rally: Moreland Says NO to Racism

Coburg anti-racism rally A4 FINAL FINALSaturday 28 May, 11am
Gather outside Coburg Library, Victoria St Mall.
Then march to Bridges Reserve, Bell St, Coburg for community speakout and entertainment. Bring your lunch and join with other Moreland residents in saying our community supports a diverse and inclusive Moreland.

Residents reject East-West Link

[By Chris Slee] On November 12, a meeting of residents called by Moreland City Council voted unanimously to reject the proposed East-West tunnel/tollway, the first stage of which is planned to link the Eastern freeway with the Tullamarine tollway at an estimated cost of $8 billion. Residents called instead for the money to be spent on improved public transport.  Continue reading

Calling all Moreland residents to support the campaign against the East-West Link

[By Sue Bolton] A permanent picket line caravan has been set up on top of one of the test drilling sites for the East West Tunnel, on the corner of Westgarth & Brunswick Streets, Fitzroy. There are mobile pickets early in the morning; you can find out the details at the caravan and/or join the sms tree (for details see YCAT). Continue reading

Coburg rallies for welfare rights

Welfare_Coburg[By Chris Peterson] A protest to defend welfare rights and public housing was held in Coburg’s Victoria St mall on August 3. The rally called for a rise in all welfare payments to a liveable income, the restoration of the sole parents pension, an end to welfare quarantining and public housing for all who need it. Continue reading

Protest shames banksters

Banksters[By Chris Peterson] Australia’s four biggest banks — the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB and Westpac — dubbed the “banksters”, were condemned for crimes against people and the environment during a protest in Coburg’s Victoria St mall on June 29. Protesters marched to each bank, cordoned of the entrance to create a symbolic crime scene and read out a charge sheet. Continue reading

Save Coburg campaign

savecoburgIn late January, I was approached by a resident from Lobb Street, Coburg to ask what I thought about the council’s plans for 10-storey buildings at the end of her street. I had read the plans over the Christmas break and wondered if residents knew about the plans for a very built-up central Coburg and whether residents wanted that. Continue reading