Natalie Pa'apa'a of Blue King Brown has been announced as the headline act for Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking!
Natalie Pa’apa’a is a founding member and the frontwoman of Blue King Brown. She is a vocal social activist and is known for speaking out on environmental and human rights issues.
Natalie and her partner and bandmate Carlo Santone are Western Suburbs residents and supporters of Colour Box Studio.
Natalie Pa'apa'a will be performing at approx 8:45pm.
Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking
The Colour Box Studio Crew and Greens MP Colleen Hartland presents Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking!
6pm 30 April at Colour Box Studio, 236 Nicholson Street, Footscray.
Media Alert: Dangerous bridge for cyclists to be transformed with installation art
When: 8:30am press conference. Tomorrow, Tuesday 16th April. Colleen and cyclists on site from 7:30am-9:15am.
Where: Shepherd Bridge over the Maribyrnong River, connecting Footscray Road and Napier Street.
What: The new look Shepherd Bridge will be unveiled. Expect to see the length of Shepherd Bridge with brightly coloured installation art with a bike safety message. Cyclists will gather for the event and will be signing onto a giant letter to the Minister. This giant letter will be delivered to the Minister in Parliament that day.
Greens MP for the Western Suburbs, Colleen Hartland, said that today's event is to highlight that cyclists need to be safe as they travel between home and work every day. This bridge is not safe and must be fixed.
In a first for any Victorian MP Colleen Hartland will visit every train station in her Western Suburbs electorate, 43 train stations in 60 days, and she’s taking the Premier with her; a cardboard cut-out that is.
“I’ve invited the Premier to join me to see first hand why investing in public transport should be his top priority. I’m taking a card-board cut out because he’s not coming” said Colleen Hartland.
"As someone who regularly uses public transport in the West, I can tell you that both Coalition election promises to ‘fix public transport’ and ‘not neglect the West’ are fast turning into lies.”
Colleen Hartland will join Yarraville West Primary School to celebrate Ride2School Day 2013.
"Kids say they’d rather ride or walk to school than be stuck in a car. They say it's fun and they get to travel with their friends. What they don't realise though is that this daily exercise is good for their health," said Colleen Hartland.
"It also means they arrive at school with higher concentration levels and a greater ability to take in classroom information; providing for improved learning."
"In the 1970s more than 80 per cent of children walked or rode to school but that number has fallen to only 20 per cent today. This figure is appalling and needs to be improved."
"7,000 trucks travel within 200 metres of Yarraville West Primary School every single day. We need to make it safe so that kids can ride to school every day, not just on Ride2School day."
"This $200 million for TAFE is not restoring funding, it is further entrenching the privatisation of the sector seen under both Labor and Liberal governments," said Colleen Hartland.
"Clearly the government is feeling the heat from our community who support our public TAFE and oppose the Liberal government's funding cuts, but this PR stunt does nothing to address those concerns."
"Courses have already been cut for this year, staff have lost their jobs, student fees have gone up and students are missing out. This announcement does nothing to reverse this damage."
An attempt by The Greens to reveal the impacts and cost of a projected doubling of truck numbers on Melbourne’s streets has been shut down by the Baillieu government.
“The Baillieu government has refused an Inquiry which would reveal the true impacts and costs of the projected doubling of trucks on Melbourne’s streets. What are they afraid will be uncovered?" said Greens MP for the Western Suburbs Colleen Hartland.
"This act by the government shows that trucking giants and port industry profits are dictating policy, to the exclusion of community health and easing the pain of traffic congestion."
SPEECH: Ms HARTLAND (Western Metropolitan)—I move:
That this house requires the Economy and Infrastructure References Committee to inquire into:
1. Consider and report no later than 20 August 2013 on the impact of freight trucks on Melbourne, including crashes, road damage and costs, air pollution (including health impacts), traffic congestion and
2. alternatives for moving the growing freight task.
More than 21 000 trucks rumble through the inner west neighbourhoods every single day. Francis Street alone has 7000 trucks per day travelling past residents’ front doors as well as child-care centres and community centres—and it is a stone’s throw away from a primary school. People live, play, sleep and breathe the air in these neighbourhoods. The streets are clogged and dangerous; noise and vibrations keep people awake at night; and residents breathe in diesel pollution that is carcinogenic and causes poor respiratory health.
Greens MP Colleen Hartland will move a motion in parliament today for an Inquiry into the impact and cost of truck traffic on our community and to identify solutions*.
"Truck traffic in the inner West continues to increase and is expected to double by 2025. Despite this growing truck problem, we've seen no action from the Baillieu government in their 27 months. They have failed to come up with a freight strategy or a rail freight target, and the shovel-ready Westgate Ramps truck bypass remains 'under review'," said Colleen Hartland, Greens MP for the Western Suburbs.
"On each and every one of these 800 days of Ted Baillieu's inaction residents have endured streets choked with trucks, being kept awake at night, and constant exposure to carcinogenic diesel pollution which also harms our kids respiratory health."
This is Footscray resident Dusk Liney and Greens MP Colleen Hartland.
Dusk's chickens have been evicted by Council. All that remains in the vegie garden at Eldridge St Footscray is this chicken sculpture. But we're working on bringing them home and encouraging sustainable local food production across the Maribyrnong Council area.
Please see below a copy of Colleen Hartland's letter to the Maribyrnong Council.
Read more & comment at the Maribyrnong Weekly newspaper website here: http://www.maribyrnongweekly.com.au/story/1251043/in-pecking-order-footscray-chooks-not-sustainable-as-council-orders-removal/
Commuter demand will exceed capacity from day one of the Regional Rail Link’s operations, according to a V/Line strategic plan obtained by the Greens.
V/Line has warned that the Regional Rail Link’s train capacity ‘will be insufficient to cater for the forecast patronage’.
“From day one Regional Rail Link trains will be overcrowded and commuters could be left behind on the station platform” said Colleen Hartland, Greens MP for the Western Suburbs.
“V/Line has identified that the network will be 27 carriages short of that required to service Regional Rail Link passengers on the day it opens”.
“I have consistently called for the Regional Rail Link to be built as an electrified and frequent train service. This has not happened and we are now seeing the consequences – a train service with inadequate capacity from day one, servicing burgeoning suburbs. We should get it right from day one and avoid continually playing catch up”.