23rd Nov 2005
The ALP candidate Tebbutt, already a
minister in the upper house of the Parliament, won this lower house seat, with a reduced margin to her party, but
only after she and her govt colleagues dishonestly suppressed a report on a very damaging threat to Marrickville environs
around new tollroad constructions real or potential.
So apart from the awareness raising of natural
heritage forest protection issues of traditional concern to Marrickville green sympathetic voters as evidence below with the
photo gallery, another plank of the ecology action electioneering participation was to expose the excessive road construction
in the area as explained here:
2 road projects in particular are reported
in a recent issue of the Inner City Courier, namely the F6 to threaten Tempe and surrounds, and notorious 'Marrickville Truck
Tunnel' to serve the expanded Port Botany with dredging of Botany Bay as well as massive expansion of retail at Kingsford
The good vote for the Green Party candidate Sam
Byrne in this state byelection, and who ecology action sydney supported direct and indirect, who is a local councillor, has
resulted since the state seat election to his elevation as Mayor of Marrickville. And good luck to him. A worthy mayor.
We were fairly agnostic about Tebbutt associated
with the Left to take the seat but after the ALP Right controlled party airbrushed their plans to destroy Marrickville with
huge road constructions and Tebbutt played along with the censorship, we turned harshly against her candidacy.
In fact we took to describing her high profile,
photogenic self as having been "pimped" in political terms by the ALP Right govt of NSW under Premier Morris Iemma, his planning
Minister Frank Sartor and the other big business devoted cronies.
A related local press story is: 'Development frenzy
feared' p5 22 November Inner City Courier, and in the same paper 'Port opposition grows' p13 quoting Green MP and Marrickville
resident Sylvia Hale.
One quote is notable from Cr Peter Olive [also
with the Greens] "a recent report prepared by the council was the strongest he had seen during his time on council on its
condemnation of the State Government" in regard to the F6 road reservation in particular.