Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Convoy of No Confidence in Canberra (Video/Pictures)

First off I would like to Thank all those people that took part in the Convoy, you certainly have done Australia Proud, and Thank You for making the effort to get a message to Canberra that there are Millions of people that are not happy with a whole range of issues that this minority Government have done or about to do. Unfortunately I was one of the people that could not make it to Canberra, but I felt those in the Convoy were representing me as well.

Again Thank You, and what a fantastic effort, some people drove nearly 4,000klm to get that message there, all spent their own money for fuel, food etc on their way. Some of the smaller towns actually passed around the hat to donate what they could to try and help those in the Convoy with petrol. Not one journalist as far as I know even reported this, nor were there reports about all the people along the way, waving the Aussie flag, in support of the convoy as they passed. This is the true Aussie spirit, yet not one journalist thought it was worth reporting.

Thousands of cars that beeped as they passed the Convoy to show their support, none of this was mentioned. What is going on with our so called Journalists, what absolutely terrible coverage they did, they didn't even put any effort at all into covering the Convoy. I am completely disgusted with all the papers across Australia, this was History for OZ, and no one wanted to actually show how so many Aussies are upset with the present minority Government.

Most of the papers put a bad light on the Convoy, no more so than the Canberra Press, that for days only reported how much this Convoy was going to disturb the people of Canberra, and the comments in that paper were disgusting.

There were a lot of reports about there only being a couple of hundred trucks, well that also is not the case, the reason this was reported was because the AFP told Convoy organizers that they can only do the circle around Parliament House 2 Convoys at a time, these started as early as 5.30am. Again journalists did not do their homework before reporting. No one actually knows how many trucks were involved in the 11 Convoy's, no one actually knows how many car, utes, campervans, or caravans were involved.

From You Tube:-
Police escorted drivers out of EPIC showgrounds in Canberra and into Parliament. I was on the ground, attempting to capture the moment this nation is set to wake up to the unfolding human rights crisis in the bush brought about by governments with no concern for business, producers or people.

This is a photo of some of the first Convoy's to arrive in Canberra, which was on the Sunday. Yes there was a couple of Convoy's that arrived on Sunday, not all the Convoys arrived on Monday.

A COLLECTION of semi-trailers, motorhomes, 4WDs, cars and even a horse float will roll into Canberra today demanding a new

Seeing as the Convoy was escorted into Canberra only a couple at a time, depending on what time you were watching, it did seem like there wasn't many people at all. I would like to know who's idea it was that the Convoy be split up into sections, to make it seem like they wasn't a lot of cars, trucks etc. A lesson learned I feel, and I also feel it puts a terrible light onto our so called journalists.

At the rally on Monday the 22nd of August, journalist didn't report on the issues that mattered at all, they reported on the number of people, yet if you speak to anyone that was at the rally they will tell you there were still trucks, cars etc. going around Parliament House underneath them tooting horns, to let people know they were there, no where for them all to park, was this reported in the papers, NO.

Inside Parliament federal transport minister Anthony Albanese criticised the event.
“The convoy of no Consequence, Mr Speaker, the convoy of no consequence where a couple of hundred people gathered with no support from the mainstream organisations, the people who believe in one world government.”
Beef Central
You can watch an ABC video of this, and you can see and hear EVERY Labor person in Parliament laughing and clapping, absolutely disgusting behavior by our so called Ministers, this is what Labor thinks of every day Australians, I saw red when I saw this on TV, and I can only imagine the anger of others over what was said in Parliament by Labor that day.
There is a copy right on the video, but you can watch it Here.

Broadcaster Alan Jones said the smaller-than-expected crowd was because "thousands" of people had been blocked from attending the rally and that "hundreds" of trucks in the convoy had been stopped at the border as they tried to enter Canberra from New South Wales.

This has been denied by just about everybody, but take the time to listen to the Truck drivers that were there, and listen to exactly what did happen.
Alan Jones talks to truckies Peter Baker and Karsten Gephardt who took part in the Convoy of No Confidence yesterday. 2GB

A fantastic article in Quadrant Online please take the time to read it.

Matt and I both cried. After 4½ days of driving across Australia, hearing from every-day hard-working Australians about how difficult it is to just get on with producing, we had one hell of a welcome to Canberra yesterday morning!The Thompsons go to Canberra


Tempo said...

They've been trying hard to suppress this as a news item all over the country.

Mags118 said...

Hi Tempo,
They did a really good job of not telling the whole truth, really disgusting behavior not only from the journalists, but from the Labor Party and the Greens, it will not be forgotten by a lot of people.

Sean of Deer Park said...

Fantastic thread Mags... love it. Thanks for covering the event. God knows, someone had to do it as our media is so far up Gillards proverbial I don't think we can believe a single thing the Networks tell us any more.

Thank you and thanks to all the Aussie's who put their time, money and effort into the Convoy. An inspiration to us all.

Mags118 said...

Hi Sean of Deer Park,
Thanks. The Labor/Greens have only enraged Aussies more I feel with their stupid remarks, I never thought I would see the day when a Government stood up in Parliament and basically said we don't care anymore what the Australian people say.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Peter from Berri said...

Well done mate and nicely compiled. However it was a long way to drive to hear a bunch of liberals rag off about how bad the current pack of lying bastards are , I did not hear one political speaker offer any solution as to how they will force an election to get rid of the REPUGNANTS, but did hear several promises !

I came in on the last convoy which was delayed outside Canberra and didnt arrive until after ten so missed Abbott and Joyce .
I did however manage to see Greg Hunt and after his speech I approached him as an individual and asked (politely)exactly what will the Liberal party do to force an election , a fellow stepped up to me and stated I was not part of the official speakers list and was totally ignored .

Windsmoke. said...

A change could be in the wind in the light of the Craig Thomson scandal over misusing union credit card to procure prostitutes and other alledged fraudulant activities. A early election is what most Australians want and it may happen because of this scandal :-).

Mags118 said...

Hi Peter,
I really thought it was disgusting the way everyone in the convoy was treated, and the lies just kept on being reported, also I read a few blogs that didn't bother to check information, just as bad.

Terrible treatment from Greg Hunt also it seems, these people really need a reality check, and remember who put them in their positions in the first place. I can't believe the arrogance of these politicians who couldn't be bothered to talk to every day Aussies.

Again Thank You for all the effort you and everyone else put into the Convoy, and I am outraged as I'm sure a lot of Aussies are with the treatment everyone has got, from journalists, and politicians.

And Thank You for taking the time to read and comment in my blog.

Mags118 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
Yes things are not looking good for Craig, but I feel the powers that be can keep investigations going right up until the election, with our money no doubt.

I did read somewhere, that there was talk of taking the speaker of the house out of his position if things got bad, and a liberal speaker in. So they are already trying to get around this problem if the worst should happen. Nothing matters to Labor except staying in power.

Pigsy said...

Was an amazing expirience to be involved and part of and its only the start power of the people its our lucky country still

Mags118 said...

Hi Pigsy,
How lucky you were to be able to be in the Convoy. I totally agree, there will be more rally's, and whatever else people can come up with, and I would like it to stay the lucky country as well.

Kaylene said...

Hi there, just wanted to thankyou for your real rundown of the convoy. My Dad lead the white convoy (#5) into Canberra and I have been trying to compile related pictures, news articles etc for him on his return. I think he'll enjoy reading this! Its nice to hear from someone who also appreciates how much those who made the trip sacrificed to do it, especially since they did it on behalf of the rest of us who couldn't. Its a pity we didn't see more positive reporting in the media (or even just real, non bias/critical reporting)...I think the reason behind the convoy is a very unselfish one in the best interests of the country. In my experience they certainly aren't a bunch of self serving truckies. Thanks, Kay

Mags118 said...

Hi Kaylene,
Thank You for your nice words. Yes I have seen your Dad's truck in some pictures as well as video, very nice. I really do appreciate the huge effort put in by everyone, they all did a fantastic job putting this altogether, the effort was enormous, regardless of what you may have read in some of the media, Millions of Aussies really do appreciate what everyone has done on their behalf.

I don't know if you have had a look at my post the other day there is a link in there to a picture gallery from the Townsville paper with some photo's of the convoy. Here are a couple of links that I didn't put in my Picture Gallery also The Canberra Times Picture Gallery of the convoy, you may find some photo's in those that you may like.

Thank You very much for taking the time to comment, and again Thank You for your kind words.