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Gillard has a problem: Growing Convoy on the way — powers through North Queensland!

Posted By Joanne Nova On August 19, 2011 @ 5:23 pm In Global Warming,Politics | Comments Disabled

1,410 miles or  2,270 km to go

Fifty cars, trucks and vans, and there were at least four helicopters watching the action as the North Queensland Convoy headed through Charters Towers. Images like these will make the Labor Party break into a sweat.

These pics from the You tube of the aerial shots as the convoy went through Charters Towers.

Charters Towers Convoy

The Convoy travels through Charters Towers

Over 100 in the convoy in the NT last night!

ANNIE HESSE Katherine Times (via Carbon Sense Coalition Blog)
18 Aug, 2011 09:17 AM
A Convoy of more than 100 vehicles – including road trains, campervans and utes – rolled into Katherine last night to show their support for the Convoy of no Confidence, a convoy heading to Canberra to raise a voice against recent government decisions.

Rashida Khan, who led a trail of vehicles from Darwin to Katherine yesterday, said she was on her way to Canberra to speak up for “some of the toughest people” she knows, who “have been pushed to the edge by the decision to ban live export”.

Have a look at the convoy passing through Ingham (H/t Val Malkus). Send in those links!

Charters Towers Convoy

The Convoy travels through Charters Towers

Charters Towers Convoy

The Convoy heads out through Charters Towers

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Charters Towers Convoy

Big flags are headed for Canberra

The You tube video the images came from. For a second, there’s a glimpse of 2 or 3 other helicopters also buzzing overhead.


PROGRESS UPDATE

Charters Towers is close to the top of the Pink Convoy ( They rest in Injune QLD Tonight).

The Brown Convoy is in QLD near Blackall tonight.

The Perth Convoy is approaching Penong SA, and visits Ceduna tomorrow morning (that’s about half way).

Rockhampton, Brisbane, Adelaide depart tomorrow morning.

All Convoy posts are here. The map and timetable here.

Convoy Map

Vote in this Canberra Times Poll
Do you support the convoy? Farmers, Miners, business-people are seeing their life’s work come undone, but some Canberrans are very angry that the traffic will be heavy on Monday. Commenters are resorting to petty name-calling. The so-called intellectual city which claims it is full of “compassion” doesn’t have five minutes to find out why so many people feel such an extraordinary action is worth doing.

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