Tomorrow, a road convoy will set off from Port Hedland in Western Australia for a journey across the country. Two more convoys will leave Perth and Cairns on Thursday. By the end of this week, 11 convoys will be in motion, all heading to a single convergence point next Monday. This is the ”convoy of no confidence”. [SMH]
Finally, the mainstream media has realized the Convoy of No Confidence is historic, real, and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Monday, the news was front page of The Australian (Mass convoy to make ‘real’ voices heard), and thanks to Paul Sheehan, was featured by The Sydney Morning Herald too (Cattlemen driven to desperation by Canberra).
FOR some it’s climate change alarmism; for others too much wasted taxpayers’ money on boatpeople, school halls, or pink batts; and for others still it’s the importation of Chinese apples, the temporary ban on the live cattle trade, or same-sex couples rearing children.
But the common thread in what is emerging as a national Tea Party-style revolt in the form of a “Convoy of No Confidence” to Canberra is a burning conviction that politicians of all persuasions have lost touch with the real-life needs of the common man and woman they are supposed to represent.
What began as a truckies protest against the carbon tax has grown into a mass alliance of those outside the urban elites who feel they have lost their voice.
It’s an amalgam of butchers, bakers and candlestick makers who are mad as hell and not going to take it any more. [Australian]
When is enough enough?
Top 50 Gillard/Rudd/Swan Policy Failures
1. Carbon Tax – “There will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead.”
2 Livestock export ban to Indonesia – near destroyed the economy of one third of the land mass of Australia
3. Malaysia ‘solution’ – WHAT A JOKE IT IS
4. Murray Darling Basin Plan – back to the drawing board
5. Future food, Overseas buy up of farms, Prime cropping lands lost to urbanization, mining & gas – no attempt at to address this issue
6. Continuation of restrictive environmental regulation on private property without compensation to landowners
7. Indigenous Housing Program – way behind schedule
8. Mining Tax – Continuing uncertainty for our miners
9. NBN – $50 billion but no cost-benefit analysis
10. Building the Education Revolution – The school halls fiasco
11. Home Insulation Plan (Pink Batts) – Dumped
12. Detention Centers – Riots & cost blow-outs
13. East Timor ‘solution’ – Announced before agreed, then Manus Island on, off & now on again
14. Cutting Red Tape – 12,835 new regulations, only 58 repealed
15. Take a “meat axe”‘ to the Public Service – 24,000 more public servants and growing!
16 – 49. Other examples like Green Cars Fund, Fuel Watch, Green Loans, Hospital reform….
50. Debt limit to be increased to $250 billion – to pay for all of the above and much more by us.”