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Update to Petition against Toxic Waste

Hansard RATWISE Petition

Just a quick note to say that 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.

To see the Hansard Report, click on the following link, or search for it on the Victorian Parliament website.

RATWISE loses one of its Life Members

Stuart Marriner on his scooter fighting the cause.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our life member, Stuart Marriner, last week. From the very beginning, Stuart was the backbone of the RATWISE group. We met at his place as a group every first and third Wednesday of the month around the billiard table, which he often called the ‘battle room’.

We first met Stuart with his concern for the safety of the local environment and those who lived there through his amazing ability to recognise, research and bring his concerns to the public notice. He fought for the natural rights of all people to a clean and safe environment.

In the words of one RATWISE member, Stuart Marriner was a brilliant man that passed this way but once, and left his indelible foot print for others to follow into a better environment. We all have been touched by his presence.

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Petition Against Toxic Waste

Stop Toxic Waste

The Lyndhurst Landfill takes all of Victoria’s Toxic Waste. It is close to thousands of homes and workers in Dandenong South. Yet, Victoria DOES NOT HAVE a Hazardous Waste Management Policy.

This PETITION asks the State Government to develop a Hazardous Waste Management Policy.

If you would like to collect petitions yourself, please download a printable copy of the petition here, and get your family and/or friends to sign. Alternatively, a letter of support for the petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of Victoria will be greatly appreciated. Please note that signed petitions and/or letters of support may be returned via Australia Post to:

PO Box 180,
Dingley, Vic., 3172

Also note that the online petition may still be viewed and signed at Stop Toxic Waste being dumped at the Lyndhurst Landfill via the Community Run web site. Unfortunately, the Victorian State Government does not accept online petitions, which is why we are urging people to download, sign and distribute physical copies of the petition.

Further note that, when signing, care should be taken to fill in all your details correctly, since an omission in details like entering your location as opposed to a physical address may render your signature invalid.

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