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Urban Democracy & Environment movement stops rotten DACs law - Victoria, Australia

Another success for the urban democracy and environment movement. The day after the "Restore Residents Rights" rally at parliament house on June 10, which was attended by about 600 people, Victoria's upper house rejected changes to the Planning and Environment Act that would have introduced Development Assessment Committees [DACs] to the State.

THE UBIQUITOUS RATIONALE OF GROWTHISM Vancouver and Melbourne victimized by the same sophistry

The language of growthism is universal, as are its arguments. A comparison of the sophistry of Vancouver developers and planners with that employed by Premier Brumby of Victoria makes one realize that we are dealing with a ubiquitous rationale. Growth is inevitable, Growth is good, Move over and make room for more and more growth and screw sustainablility because our kids need affordable housing.

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