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Asthma rates almost twice the national average.

December 4, 2015

  The Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation has been released, a government report looking at health care rates around Australia. The report found that the City of Maribyrnong has Victoria’s highest rate of children’s asthma and related respiratory admissions to hospital at 171% of the national average! Once again it’s sadly been proven that children are paying the
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Melbourne’s Freight Rail Future

December 4, 2015

MTAG’s Samantha McArthur will be speaking at a discussion on Melbourne’s Freight Rail Future at Parliament House, hosted by Public Transport Not Traffic. The forum will discuss: The challenge created by Melbourne currently having no direct port freight rail link, meaning 100% of our metropolitan freight is moved by trucks. With freight at the port
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2015 National Air Pollution Summit

October 26, 2015

Environmental Justice Australia will be holding its 2015 National Air Pollution Summit in Melbourne on Saturday 14th November. MTAG will be speaking alongside Senator Richard Di Natale and countless air pollution campaigners and health experts from across Australia.  We will be sharing experiences and campaign strategies as well as plan a collaborative approach to achieving
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MTAG presents at the Inquiry into the Proposed Lease of the Port of Melbourne

October 15, 2015

  In late September MTAG’s Martin Wurt and Narelle Wilson gave evidence at the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Proposed Lease of the Port of Melbourne.  Unfortunately there were some fairly major technical issues with the video and PowerPoint presentation. Despite this and some tricky questions from the committee, MTAG managed to clearly convey the severity
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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

October 8, 2015

Transurban Western Distributor Information Session – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Transurban has re-designed the proposed Western Distributor’s planned freeway tunnel under Yarraville. The entrance is now STARTING in Yarraville and NOT in the existing freeway footprint as first promised. The first design had broad community support, this doesn’t. We urgently need a solution to our
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The Western Distributor Design Update

September 20, 2015 2 Comments

Transurban have released an updated design for the Western Distributor. The new design includes moving the Southern portal from the Westgate Freeway to land behind Francis and Hyde Street, with an off-ramp on to Hyde Street for trucks carrying dangerous goods such as petro-chemical tankers.  MTAG supports, in principle, the option for placarded loads to
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