Topic: local news
Cooks River Festival is sponsored and organised by Canterbury Council as per this [pdf] press release. This festival is at Marrickville eastern end of the Cooks River recreational area. The western end of the river parkland falls in the state electorate of the Premier Morris Iemma and as you would expect the Canterbury Council is thus controlled by his ALP Right loyalists.
The event is thus very much an ALP branded event parading their green credentials such as they are.
This protest information stall was notable for picture of ALP Left retired MP Meredith Burgman bottom left, and criticising the active recreation agendas of Canterbery Council in previously more passive picnic recreation areas. More info here and here. The relevant group is Friends of Ewen Park which address is PO Box 172 Hurlstone Park 2193 and email e w e n p a r k @ h o t m a i l . c o m (retype for use without gaps).