Monday, February 18, 2008

little activist

I took Lily to her first protest on the weekend, a proud moment indeed for any parent.  She enjoyed herself and really played the part. 

The protest was organised by  a young boy; Children against the dredging of the bay.  It started at the Queenscliff Lighthouse, there was a really good turn out and we all marched down Hessey Street.

 This really is a worrying development, and I am honestly at a lost as to why both the state and federal government would give this the go ahead.  This is exactly the sort of thing that Peter Garrett would have spoken loudly against when he was President of the ACF. *sigh*  Deepening the channel and dredging the bay is going to have awful environmental ramifications, already visibility in the water has been affected.

I'm pleased Lily's first protest is one that has relevance to her. :)  Let's hope her actions haven't been in vain.

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  1. Yes it would appear from everythign I've read that there is no good reason for dredging and it will probably cost us all money (as well as our lovely beaches) when it is all over :(.

    I live bayside, and I wonder whether we'll be swimming locally next summer or the one after that, or the one after that.

    It's very sad.

  2. I don't know about your issue being sooo far away, but this pic set reminds me of my own daughter age 13 (?) when we went to the South African embassy in WashDC. It was Mothers against Apartheid, and she gushed...Oh, my first political protest!

    That's my girl! (and there was a reason she had never been to one before but that's another story.)


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