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Originally published 05Jul2012

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WOOLWORTHS POKIES LEGAL ACTION::: CSG-FREE MULLUM

Newsletter 105 5 JULY 2012


WOOLWORTHS –v- GETUP!
Pokies Reform legal battle

GetUp! are needing funds for a legal battle with Woolworths in The Federal Court, Sydney, on Friday. GetUp asked Woolworths shareholders to propose an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) to ask Woolworths to place a $1 limit per bet, and 210 shareholders called for the EGM. Woolworths have filed the request with the Federal Court to get the EGM, a legal entitlement, scrapped.

Read further on https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/pokies-reform/court-case/pokies-legal-fund also newspaper articles: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/woolworths-fights-getup-over-pokies-20120704-21gul.html. Woolworths have tried to diminish to seriousness of this plea by calling it "a stunt" in The Age http://www.theage.com.au/national/woolworths-takes-getup-to-court-over-stunt-20120704-21hkn.html.

"Make pokies more safe" plea by widow
Interested in hearing about the people GetUp! are fighting for? For personal stories about the impact of dangerous poker machines, visit http://www.thepokiespeople.org



MAKE MULLUM CSG-FREE

CSG-free communities: The Channon, Keerrong, Terania Creek, Tuntable Creek, Dunoon, Tyalgum and parts of Lismore. So far none of Byron Shire has declared itself CSG-Free – yet!


MEETING for people who are willing to help form a working group to declare Mullum CSG-free will be held at the Mayor"s Room, Mullum Neighbourhood Centre. Meet Annie Kia, initiator of the successful strategy used in The Channon.
Wednesday 11 July, 6 pm.
For more info call Amica on 66803230.

If you can"t make the meeting and would like to read the "how to" guide, go to http://www.csgfreenorthernrivers.org/?page_id=601

Local CSG doco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0noT7sPDtg&list=PL9892AEA5E7F300DF&feature=plpp_play_all




URANIUM BOOM, NUCLEAR DOOM

GIG at RSL CLUB, MULLUM
Friday 6 July, 6 pm
Fundraiser to send Dr Helen Caldicott to Lizards Revenge at Roxby Downs 14-18 July.
Fri will have David Bradbury movie, Mandy Nolan MC, various bands and live hookup with Fukushima. $15/$20


JAPANESE ROCK MUSICIAN ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVIST
This is blood curdling passion: FRYING DUTCHMAN "humanERROR"
Not happy about the Prime Minister"s decision to re-open nuclear power plants. http://www.facebook.com/l/BAQFgZteyAQFPXang8NPu3QznP70EbAos_NJirPT2big9uA/www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5p283KZGa8&feature=relmfu




KEPNOCK –v- WOOLWORTHS

Kepnock Residents Action Group (KRAG) (near Bundaburg) are fighting a massive Woolworths Home Improvement Store – another inappropriate development. For further information contact Mary Walsh, 0418 887 976

Cheers, then folks.
Deborah

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