Heading for ‘CARmageddon’? – Melbourne meeting of Victoria First Inc.

Victoria First Inc is a new group, launched last December, that advocates a reduction in Australia’s immigration program. Kelvin Thomson MP, the group’s President, has announced details of their first general meeting.

The guest speaker at the meeting is Dr Ernest Healy of the Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University. His topical subject “Melbourne – Heading for CARmageddon?” will address the population boom and increased car ownership and dependence. There will be time for comments and questions.

Date:      Saturday 1 February 2014

Time:      1:45 pm for a 2 pm start, until 4 pm

Venue:    The “Community Room”, Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy, Victoria

Melway:  Map 2C Ref C2

The Edinburgh Gardens are on Brunswick Street, near the beginning of St Georges Road in North Fitzroy. The most convenient public transport is tram route 112 – alight at stop 20, outside the Fitzroy Bowling Club. Enter the Gardens by the pathway near the Bowling Club and walk past the Tennis Club. The “Community Room” is located under the Fitzroy Football Pavilion. The route will be sign-posted on the day.

Further information about the meeting and Victoria First Inc is available from the Secretary, Julianne Bell, via email (jbell5@bigpond.com). 

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