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NEVER AGAIN BOOK LAUNCH

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City of Fremantle Town Hall

8 William Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

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Almost exactly a year after the day that the fences went up around the Roe 8 reserve on Malvolio Road, the Beeliar Group and their community partners are launching their book on the Roe 8 saga:

Never Again - Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8

Written by The Beeliar Group and published by UWA Publishing.


The lead-up to the 2017 Western Australian state election saw a large and lively protest over the construction of stage 8 of the Roe Highway (Roe 8) and the Perth Freight Link. Years of opposition to Roe 8 culminated in civil disobedience, mass arrests and media theatrics as the bulldozers tore across Aboriginal heritage sites and through much-loved bushland and wetland just weeks out from an election the government appeared likely to lose. When Labor was swept to power in the biggest landslide victory ever delivered by Western Australian voters the Roe 8 contracts were cancelled and regeneration of the damaged area commenced.

This book traces the history of Roe 8 and the Perth Freight Link and records the diverse and vigorous resistance to the project. It illuminates what was at stake in the conflict and makes recommendations for action across transport, planning, environmental law, health and Aboriginal heritage policy areas to ensure that Western Australian people and environments never again have such a damaging project thrust upon them.


We invite you to join us to celebrate the collective effort that stopped the Perth Freight Link and to launch this book. There is much to reflect on and celebrate and we will do so in style, with music and dance, speeches, food and drink at the symbolic heart of Fremantle and site of some key events in the campaign against the Perth Freight Link - the Fremantle Town Hall!

DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | BOOK LAUNCH AT 6PM. FOLLOWED BY MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT UNTIL 10PM

Food and drink will be available to buy throughout the evening.

Pre-order the book now on the publishers website at the recommended retail price of $29.99

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Purchase the book at the event at a discounted price of $24.99

To help us with book numbers, please indicate in the comments at checkout how many books you are likely to purchase on the evening.
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