My first Pride March for five years, and I’m glad to say it’s still going very strong, despite being comprehensively rained on.
Our Greens contingent, though not our largest I’ve seen, was still lively and we got heaps of cheers, walking under our All Love is Equal banner. And we had the most parliamentarians – Adam Bandt, Sue Pennicuik and Greg Barber.
So glad we were all there – it’s a major event for the year for the Greens, the only parliamentary party really standing for human rights.
The Greens contingent at Pride 2012
Janet, Michelle and Adele, as we head off
Our All Love is Equal banner
Triangles with Greg in background
Darebin Greens - Michael Little and me
Post-rain, with Dinesh Mathew
The National Radioactive Waste Management legislation is due to go before the Senate, this coming Wednesday 8th Feb.
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Late February marks the second anniversary of the introduction of Commonwealth Minister for Energy and Resources Martin Ferguson’s new National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, which is an identikit of the previous Howard government legislation, only even more draconian.
Diane Stokes and other Traditional Owners from Muckaty Station outside Ferguson's office in October 2010. After travelling 2000 kms to talk with him, they found themselves shut out of his office on the grounds they had not made an appointment. When I heard, I came over to meet with them and pledged to do whatever I could to stop the legislation from passing.