With WA's election looming, Perth's battle over the Roe 8 highway extension brings other environmental issues to the fore.
One reason Perth's Roe 8 project is the subject of passionate protests is that it's a case of a government asserting power over people rather than exercising power with local communities.
Perth's Roe 8 project illustrates all that is wrong with how we are planning and managing infrastructure in our cities.
Campaigners in Perth are fighting the destruction of bushland for a new highway. They have two of three historically important factors on their side.
Protest poetry has an esteemed history, from the British war poets to writers behind the Iron Curtain. In Perth, poets are protesting against a contentious road extension and their words are charged.