An IPAN South-West Victoria Regional Group was recently established in May in Warrnambool and Portland – two major regional centres in south-west Victoria. 

Local residents, Gillian Blair and Julie Hart, invited Shirley Winton, Victorian coordinator of the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, to speak at 2 public meetings in Warrnambool and Portland and help local residents establish the south-west Victoria regional IPAN group .

Shirley Winton was interviewed on local regional ABC FM, and 3WAY FM community radio stations in Warrnambool.  Gillian, Julie and Shirley were interviewed by the Warrnambool Standard newspaper – see article below.

The meetings were well attended by local residents and unionists enthusiastic to start up a regional IPAN group.  Margaret Donehue, Secretary of the South West Trades and Labour Council, has kindly offered the venue for our monthly meetings.

For more information and to contact IPAN South West Victoria Regional Group:

Julie Hart     PO Box 163        Heywood 3304

0418 106 375