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No Toxic Dump
By Paul Strangio

'Werribee's waste dump dispute shows that grassroots democracy is alive and well.' The Age, Melbourne

'Two Goliaths versus a single David.'

In 1996 the community of Wyndham, located in Melbourne's west, discovered that the Australian multinational CSR Ltd was planning to establish a major toxic waste facility in their back yard - with the backing of the Jeff Kennett-led Victorian State government.

No Toxic Dump! is an inspirational case study of the community's lengthy and ultimately successful campaign against the proposed dump. By adopting a strategy which went beyond the notion of 'Not in My Back Yard' (NIMBY), the Wyndham community effected significant changes to Victoria's public policy on industrial waste management.

The Wyndham community's grassroots struggle promises to ensure that their victory does not become another community's burden.

Dr Paul Strangio lives in Melbourne with his wife, son and daughter. Currently a research fellow in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Paul has taught Australian Politics and Australian History at a number of Victorian universities. He has been a regular political commentator on 3RRR and is working on a biography of Dr Jim Cairns.


ISBN: 1864031794

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