Protesters gather against the Roe 8 highway extension in Perth.
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With WA's election looming, Perth's battle over the Roe 8 highway extension brings other environmental issues to the fore.
A polarising election issue in Western Australia, the Roe 8 project illustrates the need for better and more democratic decision-making.
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.
Fencing goes up along the route of the Roe 8 highway construction project in Perth.
Perth's Roe 8 project illustrates all that is wrong with how we are planning and managing infrastructure in our cities.
Protesters against the Roe 8 project make their voices heard outside WA Premier Colin Barnett’s office.
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Campaigners in Perth are fighting the destruction of bushland for a new highway. They have two of three historically important factors on their side.
Protesters holding signs next to North Lake Road at Bibra Lake in Perth last month.
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.