Former Geelong Trades Hall Council (GTHC) secretary Tim Gooden has been preselected as the Victorian Socialists lead candidate for the Western Victoria Region Legislative Council electorate in the November state election.
Geelong Council was sacked in April last year by the Victorian state government. It was accused of being dysfunctional, having no long-term strategic plan and failing to respond to a highly-publicised report on bullying in the council.
As serious as some of these allegations were – particularly those regarding bullying – neither of us as Geelong residents felt they warranted the undemocratic sacking of a duly-elected council. Surely the people of Geelong should be the ones that make any such decision?
The Socialist Alliance is the first party to nominate women candidates for Geelong's upcoming local council elections.
Sue Bull, a health and safety teacher, committed trade unionist and previous candidate for Socialist Alliance has been pre-selected, along with Sarah Hathway, a Deakin University student and 2014 state election candidate.
Extinction Rebellion Geelong will be meeting at 2pm on Saturday 18 January to discuss and plan future local actions.
This is our first meeting for 2020.
Meeting will take place in Lower Hall, Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street Geelong.
We acknowledge that Extinction Rebellion Geelong meets on Wadda Wurrung land, land that was stolen and never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
Geelong Rainbow Festival 2020 is Tuesday 4 Feb to Sunday 9 Feb.
The third annual Geelong Rainbow Festival will be back bigger and better than ever so book your accommodation, get your fabulous costumes sorted and gather your crew for a huge weekend of rainbow fun.
Geelong Pride March is on again!
Hosted by Geelong Rainbow Inc, Geelong Pride March is in its third year celebrating diversity and inclusion for the LGBTIQ community of Geelong and surrounding areas.
The march assembly area will be at Johnstone Park, Geelong at 10:30am on Sunday the 9th of February 2020.
The march starts at 11.30am sharp, marching Loud and Proud through Geelong's CBD.
The third annual Geelong Rainbow Festival Fair Day is just around the corner and have we got a fun filled day for you!
Since our first fair day in 2018, our sleepy hollow has come alive with rainbows everywhere. The magnificent LGBTIQ community, their family, friends and allies, local businesses and organisations have shown the most incredible support for this festival and we are incredibly grateful.
So this year we are stepping it up a notch!