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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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Victorian Transport Plan

December 8, 2008 7 Comments

The Victorian government today released its long awaited Victorian Transport Plan (VTP) A link to the plan can be found here: www4.transport.vic.gov.au/vtp/ So what’s in the plan in relation to trucks in the inner west? The VTP contains a Truck Action Plan to be carried out in two stages and is dependent on Commonwealth funding.
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VTA press release gets it all wrong… full text and MTAG response

February 21, 2008 5 Comments

The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group has questioned the credibility of the Victorian Transport Association after its CEO, Philip Lovel, issued a press release that reveals a complete lack of understanding of road transport regulations in the inner West.The press release criticises MTAG’s recent blockade of the intersection of Francis St and Williamstown Rd Yarraville, which
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History of Truck Traffic

December 11, 2007 2 Comments

History of Truck Traffic in Melbourne’s Inner West ‘The trucks have always been here.’ Really? One of the central arguments used to counter MTAG’s mission to get through-trucks off the streets of the inner west is, ‘The trucks have always been here.’ While it’s true the inner west has an industrial heritage, and truck traffic
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