I will always remember attending my first political rally as a child. It was in 1979 in Fremantle, WA, in response to the Liberal state government closing the Perth – Fremantle railway line and replacing it with buses. The community hated the conservative attack on public transport and it helped the ALP to win the subsequent state election in 1983. Travelling by train was a constant throughout my youth in Perth.
So when I saw this picture in a window on Westgarth St I was most pleased as I imagined it to have been created by a child like I was, politicised for the first time by the stupidity of some adults. Nice work kid. Join the Trains not Toll Roads campaign.