||Issue No. 334||24 November 2006|
It’s Who The Economy Works For, Stupid
Interview: Common Ground
Industrial: A Low Act
Unions: The Number of the Least
Politics: The Smoking Gun
Economics: Microcredit, Compulsory Superannuation and Inequality
Environment: Low Voltage
History: The Art of Social Justice
Review: Work’s Unhealthy Appetite
Culture: A Forgotten Poet
Face Up to Save Harbour
The pictition’s aim is to stop the closure of Sydney as a working harbour and highlight the negative social and environmental impacts of the plan to move port operations to Port Kembla and Newcastle.
The final image, made from up to 63,000 2cm high portraits, will form a picture of the entrance to Sydney Harbour.
The planned transfer of port operations to Port Kembla and Newcastle would have significant social impact, said the MUA's Warren Smith.
"Hundreds of jobs would be directly lost, then it would have a knock-on effect to industries that support shipping in Sydney Harbour.
"Sydney has always been a working harbour and we believe it should continue as a working harbour.
Climate change is another issue raised by the Save Sydney Harbour campaign - supported by community groups, unions and some shipping companies.
Moving port operations out of Sydney would mean a large increase in trucking movements to Sydney, increasing greenhouse and other emissions.
The faces in the picture will represent the 85% of Sydneysiders found by a Newspoll survey to oppose the impacts of trucking cargo back to Sydney, the loss of working port facilities and the loss of public land to commercial development.
The final image - to be based on John Beard's award-winning painting 'The Gap' - will be unveiled at the Sydney Town Hall in February before being placed in an art gallery or museum.
To add your face to the pictition, send digital images to [email protected] or mail photos to Art, 127 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
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