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Schools and Trucks Don’t Mix!

September 22, 2013

MTAG campaign for truck bans during school crossing times on Somerville Rd Yarraville Kids and trucks do not mix. The health and safety of our children is being jeopardised by truck traffic. WATCH THE VIDEO: click here PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION: click here Somerville Road in Yarraville is a two lane road in a residential
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Truck Action Plan Scrapped!!!

May 9, 2013 1 Comment

Yesterday the Napthine government officially scrapped the Truck Action Plan, a truck bypass that would have removed over 1 million trucks every year from residential streets in the inner west. The VicRoads project was fully planned and shovel ready. This short sighted decision is bad for truckies, bad for the freight industry and disastrous for
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Maribyrnong City Council submission to SENATE COMMITTEE on the impacts on health of air quality in Australia

March 31, 2013

MCC submission on air quality PDF This is an excellent summary of the issues we face and contains strong, sensible recommendations. Hats off to MCC! Recommendations That the Federal Government: 1. Supports the construction of alternative truck routes (on/off ramps) to and from the Westgate Freeway, in order to remove trucks from residential streets. 2.
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World Health Organisation declares “diesel exhaust causes lung cancer”

June 13, 2012 1 Comment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that diesel exhaust causes lung cancer. Back in 1988 they had said that diesel exhaust was a “probable carcinogenic”. In their new report they say: “The scientific evidence was compelling and the working group’s conclusion was unanimous: Diesel engine exhaust causes lung cancer in humans,” Christopher Portier, chairman
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