Petrina Harley

Rainbow Rebellion marched and chanted through the city’s street on November 28 as part of Pride Week, reports Petrina Harley.

WA Police brutally attacked senior protesters, among others, at an Extinction Rebellion action highlighting the need to tackle the growing climate emergency. Petrina Harley reports.

Petrina Harley reports Extinction Rebellion WA have set up a camp across from Parliament House to demand a just transition and reject the opening up of new gasfields as part of the Burrup Hub project.

Perth Pride assembled its biggest parade to date on November 30, with 115 floats. But many in the LGBTIQ community were unhappy that a large number belonged to corporate sponsors and police while smaller community floats were squeezed out.

It has been revealed that corporate mining giant BHP Billiton used a simple accounting trick to avoid paying iron ore royalties to the Western Australian government for over a decade. Last year, BHP took in a profit of $9.5 in iron ore from WA.

People across the world are rising up, angry at the failure of governments to listen to their concerns or prioritize their lives over the profits of big business.

On January 12, Perth joined this movement when more than 1000 “protectors”, as they have dubbed themselves, descended on the Roe 8 construction site to protest the state government’s efforts to build a freeway through the Beeliar Wetlands. Roe 8, which is part of greater freeway known as Perth Freight Link has ignited some of the most sustained community opposition Perth has ever seen.

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