We all have better things to do, but when the people who represent us call the greatest plant nutrient “pollution”, and label the volunteers “stooges” while calling their paid hacks “independent”; when they look at a color chart and say yellow is really red (and they call us “deniers”); we know things are running off the rails.
When they ask us to pay billions to change the weather, then we know the quicksand has come. And when even they admit if we succeed beyond our wildest dreams that the results will be too small to measure (how many thousandth of a degree will that be, Julia?) sometimes we just have to do something don’t we?
We can act now or pay the cost for years to come. Each time we let them get away with an untruth they grow stronger. Each time we ignore the Orwellian perversion of our language (Is it carbon (sic) pollution (sic)?), we feed the parasites who want our freedom and our money, and that hurts us, our children and the environment.
The big protests around the country start on Wednesday next week.
- We want an election first. The tax affects every transaction in the economy. We want a choice before this major legislation goes through. Julia Gillard did not get a mandate at the last election. She promised a “committee” and no tax, then gave us a tax anyway. Where was the debate, the discussion, the analysis? The voters voted overwhelmingly for parties promising “No Tax”.
- It will hit the economy. Gillard won’t give details, she’s hoping we’ll all think someone else will pay and that vague “compensation” will save the pain for the big “polluters”. But these so called polluters are also companies owned by Australian shareholders, with Australian employees, and Australian consumers. We will all pay one way or another.
- It won’t help the environment. If we abandon Australia we save 0.015°C and 2mm of sea level rise. So this is not about the environment, it’s about power and money.
Speakers include Joe Hockey, David Archibald, Bob Carter, Angry Anderson, John Madigan, and possibly quite a few others.
There are at least 30 buses organized for this already. Please sign up by TODAY if you want a lift from Melbourne or Sydney.
Weds 23 March, 10:30am
Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, Perth
Janet Thompson 0417 815 595, email@example.com
The Facebook page for the Perth Protest
Speakers: Jo Nova, David Evans
Weds 23 March, 10:30am
Contact: Damian Wyld, 8363 5044, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Yes there was a mini rally there 2 days ago as well.
Weds 23 March 10:00am (was listed as 10:30)
Federation Square, Melbourne
(Close to Flinders St Station).
1.5 km walk to Parliament House
Speakers: Bernie Finn, Alan Moran, Des Moore, Les Twentyman, Tony Hooper, Chris Dawson, Tim Wilms
Sat 2 April, 10:30am
Sydney Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Facebook – NSW Protesters
Weds 23rd March
Meet at King George Square 12:30pm
Speeches until 1:15pm followed by a March through the Queens St Mall, along George St to Parliament House.
Contact: Tim Wells—phone: 0435 146 119, e-mail: email@example.com
7 May, 11:30am
Location: outside thee Queensland Parliament House (Cnr of George st and Alice Streets)
Facebook for Brisbane Protestors
Contact: Natalie Keys, firstname.lastname@example.org 0430 356 608
No Carbon Tax
Please email support AT joannenova.com.au if these details are incorrect or out of date.