Amongst the 1500 who marched to Sirius today were Jack and Judy Mundey, Shaun Carter, Rosso, the CFMEU, the MUA, the ETU, Amiera and many of her student colleagues from UTS and elsewhere. This has been the most important event so far in the Save Our Sirius campaign. The Sirius Foundation organised this outstanding event, and in particular, the enthusiasm of Shaun Carter and Ben Peake have made the survival of Sirius much more likely. (Click on photos to enlarge, click on back arrow to return to story.)
Amiera was one of the students leading the march at Campbells Cove (left). Shaun Carter was on the microphone with CFMEU flags flying behind him as the march passed under the Harbour Bridge (right) – photos by Craig Hayman
The march headed towards Millers Point (left), and Ben Peake, Caroline Pidcock and Shaun Carter led the march into The Rocks (right) – photos by Craig Hayman
A Green Ban was placed on Sirius during the Save Our Sirius Rally. This important announcement was made by Brad Parker, representing the CFMEU, and Jack Mundey, legendary Green Ban campaigner of the 1970s. A great day that will long be remembered.
Alex Greenwich addressed the rally (left) Jack Mundey and Tao Gofers stand together to defend Sirius and its residents (right).
Philip Thalis, Jack Mundey and Mick Tubbs (left) Rosso addressing the rally (right). Clover Moore and Jamie Parker were another two great speakers on the day.
A team of student volunteers ran a great barbeque. Also spotted on the tongs was Jess Scully, newly elected councillor for the City of Sydney. Nearby Margaret Bishop provided a vegetarian alternative, and the wonderful Bike ’n Smoothie brigade provided freshly made drinks. Working behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly was John McInerney, photographing the events of the day was Craig Hayman, and selling t-shirts and badges was Chris Hinkley. The other important member of our Sirius Foundation is Myra Demetriou, representing the residents of Sirius, and putting the case for Aging in Place to the media. This rally was a major achievement for the Sirius Foundation. Thank you to all our supporters.
– photos by John Dunn and Craig Hayman