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September 1st, 2013

Rally & Walk for the Right to Seek Asylum @ 02:33 pm


Photos from "Rally & Walk for the Right to Seek Asylum" on Saturday. I did manage to make some notes about the speakers' name but mostly I didn't catch them, even though I was listening for them.

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July 27th, 2013

Not In Our Name @ 06:19 pm

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Public rally in Launceston, against the Federal Labor Government's new 'policy' to send asylum seekers to PNG. Some photos.

(I didn't catch some of the names of the speakers. Hopefully someone else can help out there.)

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May 14th, 2011

Royal Park @ 03:51 pm


Some photos from rally today. Feeling grumpy so I'm not inclined to put words on them, but I think the focus of the rally is fairly obvious.

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August 24th, 2008

Pulp Mill Rally, August 23 @ 10:25 pm


Launceston's City Park

Parliament House is undergoing some building work, so Parliament is sitting up north, in the Albert Hall, which is on the edge of the City Park.

You might notice the placards & banners are targeted at politicians more so than usual (or maybe not from these photos, they tended to be smaller signs).



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November 19th, 2007

Anti-Pulp Mill Rally, Hobart @ 02:52 pm




Rally in Rain


The focus of the rally was next week's Federal election:

Vote against the pulp mill!

Don't get discouraged by the election results, because we will continue to fight!

Despite the rain, which set in quite hard but we are not going to complain about rain in mid-November, there was a good turn out. ABC says the police estimated it as 10-12,000; news.com.au got a bit more enthusiastic with 15,000. So it's a bit more than 'good'. Possibly it's the biggest rally I've been too. The big peace march, part of the coordinated international marches a few years back, drew 10,000 in Hobart. 15,000 is close to the capacity of the (AFL) Aurora Stadium in Launceston.

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Leaving Franklin Sq

The rain stopped before the march started. (That's Edward, "Reg et Imp")

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October 7th, 2007

Rally @ 08:02 pm


There was a anti-pulp mill rally today, up at Low Head. This at the mouth of the Tamar, just north of George Town, in the vicinity of Long Reach, the site of the mill. I thought this was near Bell Bay, the industrial area just south of George Town, but it's further south, near the turn off to the Batman Bridge.

I'll put photos of the area in the next post.

It's about a 40 minute drive from Launceston. Then we had a 30 min walk from where we had to park to the site of the rally. When we got there, Bob Brown was speaking. He was the last speaker, other than one of the organisers.
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June 17th, 2007

Pulp Mill Protest @ 01:37 pm


10,000 in pulp mill protest

"A massive crowd turned out in Launceston yesterday to rally against Gunns Ltd's proposed pulp mill in one of the biggest protests the state has seen since the Franklin dam debate."

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June 28th, 2006

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Took some photos at the Industrial Relations protest march today. Of course it was a sunny day, even warm sunny, and the shadows in the city streets were dark, so the outside ones are mostly not usable.




and the Albert Hall is too big for the little flash on the camera. But I got some non-flash ones, which are particularly good for crowd scenes.

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