Freight terminal fight continues

Even though they did not endorse a $25,000 letterbox drop, Liverpool Council will still spend the sum on the campaign opposing a freight terminal proposed for Moorebank.

Liverpool councillor Tony Hadchiti said, at their last meeting, councillors voted to allocate the money earmarked for a post card campaign by the No Intermodal Committee to go towards an "awareness campaign" involving radio and print advertising.

Labor councillors opposed the plan and Councillor Anne Stanley questioned the need to spend money on opposing the project when it would probably go ahead anyway.

But Cr Hadchiti said it was too early to give up the fight.

"Never say never as they say, we've got to continue opposing it," Cr Hadchiti said.

The council opposes the project due to concerns about it increasing truck traffic and diesel emissions in the area as well as the effect it may have on the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the noise pollution it would create.

In other news:

Cancer work honoured

A Liverpool researcher has been recognised for her internationally acclaimed work in pancreatic cancer with an Order of Australia Medal.

Ingham Institute Pancreatic Cancer Research Group director Professor Minoti Apte specialises in the field of alcohol-induced pancreatic injury and pancreatic cancer and is particularly recognised as a pioneer in the field of pancreatic fibrogenesis.

Professor Apte said: "This award is not only reflective of my own achievements but the achievements of the entire Pancreatic Cancer Research Group."

Ingham Institute research director Professor Michael Barton said her ground-breaking work in the field made her a very worthy recipient.

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