LISTEN: Pauline Lockie on WestCONnex health, safety and construction breaches

On 22 March 2017, WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke to Amie Bransgrove on RadioActive 2RRR about WestCONnex's shocking safety breaches and construction errors - including botched asbestos removal, road accidents involving defective trucks, cracking houses, roofing flying off part-demolished houses, and more. Have a listen.

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LISTEN: WestCONnex, the Federal audit and safety breaches on Radio Skid Row

On 23 February 2017, WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke to Col Hesse on Radio Skid Row about WestCONnex's damning Federal audit and shocking safety breaches, and how these "red flags" show how the tollway's being planned on the fly - and at any cost. Have a listen.

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How WestCONnex will hit western Sydney: Dannielle's story

Premier Gladys Berejiklian Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has just been appointed as the Minister for WestCONnex, a move the Sydney Morning Herald described as a "clear attempt to reset the conversation on WestCONnex [to] the government's claim it will benefit western Sydney families." So we thought we'd share Dannielle's story about how the tolls will affect her and her husband in the Blue Mountains, and why she says "WestCONnex is a CON."

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Can you help ramp up the pressure to stop WestCONnex?

One of the key factors in Mike Baird's downfall was the growing opposition to WestCONnex. And with your help, we can keep up the pressure on our new Premier.

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LISTEN: Sharon Laura on WestCONnex protests, police and anti-protest laws

On 19 January 2017 - just hours before Mike Baird announced his resignation - Sharon Laura spoke to Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row about WestCONnex protests, the use of police as private security, and Baird's draconian anti-protest laws. They also touched on the secrecy, waste of taxpayer dollars and failure to listen to communities that led to Baird's downfall. Have a listen.

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Letter sent to Premier Berejiklian on WestCONnex

On 23 January 2017, Gladys Berejiklian was sworn in as the new Premier of NSW. We immediately wrote to her to request an urgent meeting to discuss WestCONnex, and our call for halt to and full review of the project. Here's a copy of our letter.

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"This blue is our blue": MUA joins the fight against WestCONnex

Last week, members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)'s Sydney branch pledged the union's support to the fight against WestCONnex. Here's a quick wrap-up of what that means, and where we go from here.

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Flashback: Pauline Lockie on WestCONnex at the March Against Baird

Last week saw Mike Baird step aside as Premier of NSW, with many citing his failure to listen to communities devastated by WestCONnex as one of the key reasons for his demise. Back in May 2016, when Baird's popularity was starting to plummet, WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke at the massive March Against Baird rally about why WestCONnex was just one more way for Baird to achieve his ultimate goal: to sell us out to his mates in big business.

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WestCONnex to destroy over 800 trees in Sydney Park, St Peters and Alexandria

Late on Friday 6 January 2017, the major report outlining the trees to be destroyed for WestCONnex in and around Sydney Park was released. This report, along with two others released in September and December 2016, show the staggering extent to which the Baird govt plans to destroy trees there to make way for the tollway. The reports run to hundreds of pages, so we've summarised the main impacts.

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Open Letter on WestCONnex: Add your name now

We've launched an Open Letter to Mike Baird, Duncan Gay and Rob Stokes on WestCONnex, which has been signed by a slew of organisations; Labor, Greens and independent politicians; and thousands of people just like you. Please add your name now.

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