The Labor opposition, while ostensibly opposing the road, has said that it will honour any signed contracts. This is despite the tenders being received before the consultation period and various other issues surrounding the issue of these contracts.
On 30 March there was a rally against the East-West Link in Brunswick.
|Rally against the East West Link|
|East West Link protest marching up Sydney Road in Brunswick|
|Jane Garrett addresses the rally at Warr Park after the march|
While this is worthy of criticism, the focus on the Abbott Government's failings was deliberately evasive - a vain attempt by Garrett to deflect from the ALP's equivocation on the East-West Link. Garrett was duly booed off to chants of "rip up the contracts".
|Rally at Warr Park after the march|
The ALP must make a choice on this issue or Garrett will not only be booed of the stage at a protest, she will be booed out of the seat of Brunswick by the electorate and replaced by the Greens.