July 5, 2014

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What does a green port look like? (hint: not like the Port of Melbourne)

So what does a green port look like? (hint: not like the Port of Melbourne) Ports like the Port of Melbourne are huge users of dirty diesel fuels. The cranes, fork lifts, idling ships, trucks and trains are all using diesel fuel that cause air pollutants that are bad for health and, according to the World […]

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July 5, 2014

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Truck curfews to be extended?

Following the release of a comprehensive truck survey into truck movements in the inner west, the Napthine government says it is looking at an expansion of truck curfews. The truck survey was carried out by VicRoads and the City of Maribyrnong. Read the report here: http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trucksinwest There is also a video: http://youtu.be/H63NpCwEnpo The survey has found, at […]

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June 10, 2014

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ABC Radio National: Pollution and autism spectrum disorder

Research from Harvard University suggests that autism spectrum disorder, which affects perhaps about 1 in 100 Australian children and, some say, is increasing in prevalence, may be partly caused by air pollutants. This can have enormous implications for housing near roads and industry. Frightening research results given the level of pollution to which residents of […]

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June 10, 2014

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Clearing the Air, a report by Environmental Justice Australia

MTAG welcomes the release of Clearing the Air, a report by Environmental Justice Australia into Australia’s air pollution laws. The report explains why our air pollution standards are failing us, in particular the lack of regulation for ultrafine particulate matter, PM2.5’s. Yarraville is identified as one of Australia’s pollution hot spots, “with some of the […]

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June 10, 2014

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East West Link – MTAG’s thoughts…

Map: www.theage.com.au So just what does MTAG think of the planned East West Link? $100m has been allocated in 2014-15 State Budget for East West Link Western Section. Premier Napthine has said once the west end of East West Link is built there will not be one port truck in Footscray and Yarraville. Because MTAG […]

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April 2, 2014

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Moore St Sleep In – What a great turn out

  MTAG’s Moore St Sleep In Truck Protest was a great success this morning. Big thanks go out to Rod Quantock for his fabulous humour and generous time this morning. (Rod is performing at the Comedy Festival right now) Also thank you to the Snuff Puppets, Mayor of Maribyrnong Grant Miles, Scott Adams of Less […]

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March 31, 2014

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Rod Quantock to MC Moore Street ‘Sleep In’ Truck Protest

Comedian Rod Quantock, who The Age calls “a living Melbourne treasure”, is to MC our Moore St ‘Sleep In’ Truck protest. Please come along, have a laugh and help this community achieve social justice by joining the call for a truck curfew. 670 trucks rumble down Moore Street every night. The trucks belong on freeways […]

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March 13, 2014

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Moore Street Sleep In – Truck protest

MOORE ST SLEEP IN TRUCK PROTEST 8.00–8.30am, Wednesday 2 April 2014 Join us for a lawful protest to symbolically reclaim the street and give the residents of Moore St the chance to get a bit of sleep… on Moore St! Why are we doing this? Moore St has seen a 400% increase in night time […]

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