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Government slams door in the face of democracy – scene at Executive Building this morning

Local State member Jackie Trad MP, local Councillor Helen Abrahams and President of the West End Community Association Dr Erin Evans all arrived at State Parliament this morning to present a petition with over 1,700 signatures calling for an extension of the deadline for submissions to the Local Area Plan.

The presentation of the petition had been organized in advance with a number of phone calls to Minister for Planning and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney.

When the deputation arrived, however, security officers at the Executive Building locked the doors on them and would not allow them entry.

Stay posted for further details as they come to hand.