International Women’s Day Centenary 1911-2011

On Tuesday 8th March Lynn will speak at a public morning tea at Fremantle Town Hall as part of the City of Fremantle’s International Women’s Day Centenary celebrations.

Lynn will join the other guest speakers, Melissa Parke MP and Jenny Archibald the first female Mayor of Fremantle, in speaking about Women’s Involvement in Leadership and Government.

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Lynn joins cement plant protest

Lynn MacLaren MLC joined protestors outside the Cockburn Cement plant in Munster at 1.30pm today.

The protestors are frustrated by the lack of Government action to prevent pollution from the plant, and intend to release more than 100 balloons to show how far lime dust can travel on the wind. Each balloon will have a tag saying “if you have received this message you have also received pollution from Cockburn Cement”.

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Lynn supports Freo Frock Swap for International Women’s Day

The Meeting Place in South Fremantle will be celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a frock swap.

Lynn MacLaren MLC says “The Freo Frock Swap is a great opportunity for women to get together and share clothes, stories and a sense of local community. On International Women’s Day I will be attending several events throughout the day – some political, some social – all focussed on celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women.”

The Frock Swap will take place from 12.30—2.30 pm on 8 March at The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle To take part in the frock swap just bring five of your favourite clothing items to swap with someone else. Phone 08 9335 3395 for information and to enrol. Read more »

Lifting of lead export ban premature

Lynn MacLaren MLC has expressed her grave concerns at the announcement this week that Magellan Metals will again be able to transport lead carbonate through the port of Fremantle. On Wednesday, the Environment Minister Bill Marmion announced he was lifting the order which prevented Magellan Metals from transporting lead carbonate out of its Wiluna mine into Fremantle.

Lynn MacLaren said “I think the lifting of the ban is premature because, in Minister Marmion’s own words, Magellan needs to ‘strengthen’ its monitoring and reporting systems. The company is also the subject of an ongoing, formal investigation into an alleged breach of Ministerial conditions. Until these issues are resolved, the ban should remain.”
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Magellan - Testing for lead contamination around Fremantle Port

[COUNCIL — Wednesday, 23 February 2011]

Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Helen Morton


Increased interest rates in the Keystart Housing Scheme

[COUNCIL — Thursday, 24 February 2011]

Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Norman Moore