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Anti-rally petition attracts MPs' support

OPPONENTS of the World Championship Rally to be held in the Tweed have launched an internet petition attracting nearly 200 signatures in its first two days, with more rapidly being added.

Among those are two NSW politicians, independent member for Tamworth Peter Draper and Greens Upper House member John Kaye.

Mr Draper in his on-line comment has described the special law passed by the NSW Parliament last week to approve the Rally Australia event as “an appalling piece of legislation”.

“It should be considered an affront to the rights of all NSW residents,” he said. “For Labor, Liberal and National MPs to support it means they all want unfettered rights to walk all over individuals and communities.”

One of the organisers, Michael McNamara, was yesterday delighted with the response, saying the petition only went online on Monday night.

“We want to make sure the Government knows the level of opposition to this rally,” he said.

“The claims by the organisers of 85 per cent community support we've always known to be rubbish. This is the first time people have been given an opportunity to have their say.”

The petition can be found at www.petitiononline.com/NRG01e/petition.html.



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