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Posted in community, democracy, election, fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on March 13, 2017

The Save Beeliar Wetlands and Roe 8-Perth Freight Link community protest has been so successful that I believe there should be an exhibition of photos and videos of what happened over the last years.

Thousands of photos were taken and hours of video recorded and that should not be lost but end up in the Fremantle history library, but first in a big exhibition at the Moores building.

People power had a big impact on the W.A. election on Saturday and there is no doubt in my mind that Labor’s Lisa O’Malley won the seat of Bicton because of the Roe 8 issues.

Saturday’s election was not so much about the Labor win but more about democracy and how we all can make a difference when we stand up for what we believe in. It takes guts to do that and I greatly admire those who never protested before but who took on leadership because they wanted to leave their children a better place.

Forget all the politics and parties and all the negativity and see the very positive message the Roe 8 community protest has delivered. It is about us the people! We are not numbers. We are passionate people who care about our environment and community and we know we are just the custodians for a short time. That brings with it a great responsibility to look after our planet for future generations.

Well done all and a great strong and deep message for all politicians in Australia.

Let’s have that exhibition!

Roel Loopers

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  1. Glen said, on March 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I think that is a great idea Roel

  2. Edward Lewis said, on March 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Roel,

    Think this is a great idea – it has been a good fight well won!

    I volunteered for the Labor Party in North Fremantle on Saturday – setting up the booth from 5am to make sure we had a great presence! Caitlin Collins is an excellent local candidate and she had a lot of support on the day from many residents unhappy with Roe 8.

    She won North Fremantle overwhelmingly. Only Three votes away taking the primary vote in North Fremantle! Around 60/40 on the 2 party preferred vote. First time Labor has won North Fremantle in 15 years. Also looking very promising in Mosman Park, the count is likely to go Labor’s way and this would be the first time ever Mossy Park has gone red!

    Great weekend all round. What a victory for the local community!


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