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Premier has ‘no plans’ to rename Batman Bridge, will still consider council proposals | The Advocate



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The government has “no plans” to rename the Batman Bridge, according to Premier Peter Gutwein, but will still consider proposals brought forward by councils in the future. John Batman’s acknowledgments in Victoria – including the former electorate of “Batman” in Melbourne – were stripped from him in 2018 due to his self-confessed killings of Aboriginal people at Ben Lomond, but the Batman Bridge remains named in his honour. The City of Launceston last week approved a motion to write to the state government requesting a renaming process, along with the support of West Tamar and George Town councils. Mr Gutwein said the proposal was yet to reach the…

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