Saying no to Roe 8
Eco-activism and social work : New directions in leadership and group work
School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
There are many stories which could be told of how the Beeliar Wetlands, in Perth, Western Australia (WA), were saved from the Roe Highway development in 2017. Doubtless a tree sitter would write a different story to a social media activist. The social movement which reached its peak during the final months before a Western Australian election in 2017 was made up of diverse participants and groups who wanted to preserve the Beeliar Wetlands for the future. Together their protest was underpinned by legal action against the state, visualised by nonviolent direct action, communicated through multiple media channels and sustained in a strong community...