The Guardian 20 July, 2005

Free transport to "Last Weekend"

Free public transport will be laid on for thousands attending the Last Weekend free family picnic day at Homebush, in Sydney, on Sunday, August 7. The day has been designated a "Special Event" by the NSW Government and extra public transport will be put on all lines, from Scone in the north to Bomaderry (Nowra) in the south and west to Lithgow.

Extra bus services will also be provided to take people from across Sydney to the landmark event, which will feature free rides, face painting and more for the kids and entertainment from the Hooley Dooleys, Tim Freedman and Kid Confucius. The program runs from 11am 2:30pm at The Overflow at Sydney Olympic Park.

The venue has been chosen because of its symbolic association with the success of the Olympics that saw co-operative industrial relations help deliver what has been labelled the "best games ever".

All people have to do to access the free public transport is to say they are going to the Last Weekend event.

Meanwhile, councils are getting behind the promotion of both the Last Weekend and the rest of the campaign to fight for the community's rights at work.

Leichhardt Council has erected a large banner on Sydney's busy Victoria Road and Parramatta Council is also lending its support with banners promoting the campaign displayed in prominent locations.

Other councils are expected to follow suit.

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