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Residents Against Toxic Waste In South East (RATWISE) is an organisation made up of residents who are concerned about the impacts of toxic (hazardous) waste on people's health and the environment. Our conviction is that all people have a natural right to live in a clean and safe environment and we will do what we can to achieve a cleaner and safer environment.
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RATWISE group at Greater Dandenong Council Meeting.

What's Current

In 2007, the City Council of Greater Dandenong resolved to adopt a comprehensive position in relation to the Lyndhurst Prescribed Waste facility. Indeed, the Council's position encompassed the entire Lyndhurst Landfill Site.
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Petition Against Hazardous Waste

Petition Against Toxic Waste (Update)

Our petition against Toxic Waste was successfully tabled in the Victorian Parliament on the 15th October 2014 by Member of Parliament Mrs. Donna Bauer of Carrum. In total, 1254 signatures were accepted by Parliament, which is a pretty good effort considering that the committee members of the RATWISE group worked laboriously to collect and submit the signatures on time! We would like to thank everybody for your continued support, and hope that we achieve a satisfactory outcome.
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Residents of Dandenong demonstrate against Toxic Waste in 2002.

It's election time - what can I do now?

RATWISE urges you to vote for a candidate who has a plan AND a timetable to close the Lyndhurst Tip, and one who will insist on the development of a hazardous waste management policy

Recently, the City of Greater Dandenong has written to Liberal, Labour and Green candidates asking them for their views on the toxic tip. The city has set up an election page on its website, which can be viewed here. Council has announced its intention to post candidates' responses, so please visit their website to see what your candidates say.

More information about the Lyndhurst Landfill can be found here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our petition against Toxic Waste was successfully tabled in the Victorian Parliament on the 15th October 2014 by Member of Parliament Mrs. Donna Bauer of Carrum.
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LATEST

In 2007, the City Council of Greater Dandenong resolved to adopt a comprehensive position in relation to the Lyndhurst Prescribed Waste facility. Indeed, the Council's position encompassed the entire Lyndhurst Landfill Site.

Since that time, numerous aspects of the Council position have materialised.
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FEATURED

RATWISE pays tribute to their late Life Member, Stuart Marriner

Past victories led by Stuart Marriner

We knew Stuart as a true gentleman who cared deeply for his family, friends and the community. Along with his dear wife Jean, their door was always open to listen, discuss and counsel anyone who was in need of help and advice.

He was very well read and interested in many aspects of life in the communities around him. This led to his involvement in working towards the best possible care for all.
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