People’s Assembly in Canberra at the Opening of Parliament

Date and Time: 
Tue, 28/09/2010 -
11:30am to 1:30pm
Parliament House the grassy hill Canberra, Australia
Contact Name: 
Sue Bolton
Contact Phone: 
0413 377 978
Contact Email:

We are asking for you to join with us at a Peoples Assembly in Canberra at the opening of Parliament on Tuesday 28 September (2010).

We will assemble on the lawns outside Parliament House to call on the new Parliament to introduce humane refugee policies and stop using refugees as political footballs. Refugee groups are asked to bring banners with the key messages of the gathering as well as their own messages.

Victory in court for Stop the Afghan War peace protestors – followed by nine more arrests

Four peace protestors the “Bonhoeffer 4” who trespassed on and successfully shut down for a day, the secretive Swan Island military base on March 31st have had their charges dismissed by a Geelong Magistrate. Despite pleading guilty to trespass, the Magistrate chose to use a little known provision of the crimes act which allowed him to dismiss the charges altogether! Forty protestors soon after returned to the gates of the base for a further protest calling for Australian troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan and nine people who refused to move were arrested for hindering police.


Unions fight Building Commission draconian powers and prosecution of Ark Tribe

Hundreds of building workers rallied in cities across Australia on Friday, October 30, in support of Adelaide construction worker Ark Tribe, who is charged with 'failing to attend to answer questions' at the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) about a stop-work meeting. The commission has the power to compulsory interrogate and impose fines and jail building workers who do not co-operate. A Jail term of up to 6 months could be imposed.


Melbourne 2030

Free book

The estimates of the previous Government about this city housing/population were wrong. No panic, they were only wrong by 3 millions. A Monash University of Melbourne research has found.

Free book

The research is published in a book, it is called Melbourne 2030 and it's free to download.


The free bike usage in Sustainability policies of Melbourne 2010

Membership for the scheme will be daily, weekly of yearly, and the first half-hour of all trips will be free. Additional usage fees will apply after the first half hour.

The bicycle stations are expected to be up and running in 2010 in inner-Melbourne with about 50 Stations and 600 bicycles.