Sunday, May 8, 2011

"No Carbon Tax" Rally Brisbane 7th May (Pictures)

I went to the rally here in Brisbane yesterday, and I must say that I was a bit disappointed with the amount of people that was there. By the newspapers there was around 300 to 400 people that showed up. To be honest it didn't seem like that many, but it was a large area, and I am terrible at judging things like that.

I thought there would of been a lot more people seeing as how it was a Saturday. People I talk to are complaining about this Carbon Tax, complaining about it isn't going to do much good, we all have to stick together and do what we can to try and stop it. The small amount of people that showed up didn't really make it newsworthy at all I felt. Saying all that, it was very well organized, and the speakers were fantastic. Also 10 out 10 for all those people that made the effort to be at the rally.

There is an article about the Brisbane rally in the Courier Mail

Responding to a Newspoll survey in The Australian yesterday, which showed Labor's primary vote at 33 per cent and her own satisfaction rating at a new low of 38 per cent, Ms Gillard conceded she had "a lot of hard work to do as Prime Minister".
Mr Abbott - whose satisfaction rose six percentage points to 42 per cent in the past month as he campaigned against the carbon tax - said the "field evidence" was that people were concerned about the rising cost of living and the carbon tax
Read the full story in Courier Mail

A great speech by Jennifer Marohasy who has also written about the rally in her Blog

Someone decided to do a banner, the type the press love to down the "No Carbon Tax" rallies on.

But as you can see others were smarter and started covering the banner up. (Good on you guys)

If you look behind the stage, the banner is now completely covered. (Well Done)

There is also an article in the UK papers about Australia fighting against the Carbon Tax.

In Australia the carbon tax tabled by the Labor government is struggling to gain acceptance. Every week sees another industrial pressure group come out against the bill.
There have been demonstrations all over the country, led by "shock jock" radio broadcasters, focusing on the prime minister, Julia Gillard. Her poll ratings have dropped steadily since the bill was launched in February. Read the full story in

I had a great day at the rally, all the speeches were fantastic, and I got Hubby and myself  No Carbon Tax
 t-shirts, I talked to some really nice people, it was a good couple of hours.


Gregoryno6 said...

Too bad you didn't get a larger crowd. People are saving their message for the ballot booth perhaps.
Take heart that industry is not rolling over for Joolya.
With so many groups claiming exemption even Jooolya might realise the tax is unworkable.

Mags118 said...

Hi Gregoryno6,
Good link, interesting read. From the article:-

"AUSTRALIA'S business community was yesterday refusing to cede ground over a carbon tax, despite Julia Gillard stepping up her lobbying efforts with a series of meetings over the past 48 hours."
I hope they all stick together on this, it will ruin some business, and at least they can see the writing on the wall, no businesses no jobs.

Windsmoke. said...

I voted for no carbon tax at the last federal election so far it looks i'm going to get a carbon tax whether i like it or not, lies damned lies, :-(.

Jennifer Marohasy said...

Thanks for being there and reporting on the rally! And the great photographs. Jen

Mags118 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
The Labor Party said before the election there would not be a Carbon Tax. The Liberal Party said before the election they also would not be introducing a Carbon Tax, therefore 80% of people in Australia did not vote for a carbon tax.

Mags118 said...

Hi Jennifer,
As I have said I thought your speech was fantastic, and a really good job with the crowd.

It all went great at the rally Thanks to some very well organizing.

Thank You very much for dropping by and your comment.

Tempo said...

Flogging a dead horse...The only time the politicians care what you think is the day you vote...before and after that they couldn't give a stuff.
Julia is a lawyer..enough said??
Julia is a self serving and huge retirement seeking politician.
Most of us have already given up trying to stop the the GST, petrol tax and now...a unpopular and dangerous carbon tax.
All we can do is remember this come the next election, and elect someone maybe much worse??

Mags118 said...

Hi Tempo,
Surely there couldn't be anybody worse than this Government we have at the moment. I honestly can't think of one thing that they have implemented that has even worked. Everything they touch goes wrong, and so much wasted money it beggars belief.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Sadly, I agree with Tempo - politics these days is all style and no substance. Also sadly, the next election is a bit too far off - only hope for change is that one of the independents switches deck chairs on the titanic!

Mags118 said...

Hi Red Nomad OZ,
I doubt very much if any deck chairs will be switching, Windsor will be retiring, and if he can keep this Government together it will mean he will be able to retire on at least $75,000 a year. That is my own personal opinion anyway. He sold his the coal mines, so I'm assuming he will be retiring.

Julia said she will start the carbon tax in July 2012, the election is due August 2013, it should be put on hold until the election and let the people have a say on it.

I think it's a bit much for an unelected Government, and an unelected PM to want to change the way Australia's economy runs. Let the people have a say, that is what I would like to see happen. To me it feels like democracy has been left out of this issue.