Blue Mountains Gazette: Protest rally on transport
“Dressed in her Gough Whitlam ‘It’s Time’ t-shirt, Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle joined about 1000 other protestors at a rally to “Fix NSW Transport”.
About a dozen Blue Mountains union members and a contingent of ten anti-airport activists from the group RAWSA [Residents Against Western Sydney Airport] marched alongside the Labor MP on Saturday. They rallied together at Hyde Park, protesting about bus privatisation, public transport failures, WestConnex and toll road “scams” and “trains that don’t fit the tracks”.
Ms Doyle said she was heartened by the broad spectrum of rally participants.
“From unions and environmental groups based in Sydney through to Newcastle, Illawarra and Blue Mountains, residents [are] concerned about the growing laundry list of failed or failing projects across NSW … [and] people are beginning to realise that this government does not have the best interests of the community at heart.
“Premier Berejiklian and her Transport Minister Andrew Constance are both privatisation ideologues, so public transport and the health of our cities and towns falls a distant second to private profit in the minds of the Liberals.”