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Convoy of unreal Australians. Express disagreement with “real Australians”.

By johnboy - 19 August 2011 111

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As most of you should know on Monday “real Australians” are coming to Canberra in big trucks with the stated aim of tearing up the Constitution of Australia so that there might be no carbon tax, gay marriage, animal welfare, or red-headed women in the Lodge.

A thoughtful person even in favour of some of their platform should baulk at the idea that a few thousand people with trucks can overturn a parliament elected by 14,086,869 Australian voters.

We’ve already noted that there is a cycling counter-protest planned for 12.30 at Parliament House.

But most of you have real jobs that even angry mobs trying to destroy the rule of law won’t make allowances for.

To that end Rat Patrol is going to have a little ride into Civic on Monday morning to show that we “unreal Australians” aren’t signed up with the angry mob.

Meet up at the Dickson Motor Registry at 8am on a bicycle for a ride into Civic down Northbourne Avenue (legally of course).

BYO Lattes and/or Chardonnay.

See you there.

What’s Your opinion?


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Convoy of unreal Australians. Express disagreement with “real Australians”.
creative_canberran 10:59 am 19 Aug 11

I think JB is quite rightly making comments from a constitutional perspective, while those of the opposite view are making it from the Daily Telegraph front page viewpoint… which is going no deeper than the headline.

She did say she wouldn’t introduce a carbon tax under a government she led. Two points on this:

a) John Howard made the pledge that there would never, ever be a GST. He introduced one. And he did so after an election where he campaigned on it and lost the popular vote 49-51, so he didn’t have the public’s support numerically. He just managed to hold enough seats. And to pass it through the Senate required the Democrats.

b) In a broad sense, the present government is not one that Gillard leads. Cabinet is no longer the central policy nexus for the government and the Prime Minister no longer the sole decider or policy. It’s a minority government, and so the role becomes one of negotiating competing policy interests rather than leading a sole agenda. And if people knew anything about the last 500yrs of Western democratic government, they’d know that it’s actually a system more in line with what constitutional framers have intended, by avoiding the factionalism that parties have introduced.

Mysteryman 10:57 am 19 Aug 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

Perhaps if some of the “real Australians” had engaged their brains last election, we wouldn’t be in this mess and they wouldn’t have the need to protest.

Labor would have had a workable majority?

Only in your little fantasy world, CSRI 😉

Although, as much as I dislike our current PM and government, I’d rather that it was all Labor instead of a minority government. At least an all Labor government is somewhat predictable – you know what you’re in for. Having to appease the Greens seems to be far more trouble than it’s worth and is resulting in some idiotic policy making.

MrMagoo 10:55 am 19 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

You seem to forget Gillard’s fraudulent promise that “there will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead” and now she is determined to go back on her word. I’d call THAT unconstitutional! She betrayed our democracy with that broken promise.

And if we are talking about things that were said or unsiad, whe did J W Howard say that he would introduce a GST? Oh that’s right he didn’t!!!! People have percepively forgtton that little gem, but here we are with a GST.

MsCheeky 10:55 am 19 Aug 11

MrG, it obviously wasn’t a core promise.

MrMagoo 10:53 am 19 Aug 11

At the risk of sounds like an ‘unreal’ australian. Are these ‘real’ Australians having a ‘sickie’ on Monday? While the rest of us bother to front up for a day at it.

I would like someone to calculate the lost productivity of this rabble and the burden on resources of the AFP it ill cause.

johnboy 10:51 am 19 Aug 11

And if you’ve got a case Mr G you can take it to the high court.

Let me know how you go with special leave to appeal.

Mr Gillespie 10:46 am 19 Aug 11

You seem to forget Gillard’s fraudulent promise that “there will be no carbon tax under the government that I lead” and now she is determined to go back on her word. I’d call THAT unconstitutional! She betrayed our democracy with that broken promise.

Eppo 10:44 am 19 Aug 11

I have a feeling this convoy of bicycles will only confirm everything they think of this town…

Stevian 10:41 am 19 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

The peasants are revolting!

Aren’t they just, yuck!

colourful sydney rac 10:40 am 19 Aug 11

Mysteryman said :

Perhaps if some of the “real Australians” had engaged their brains last election, we wouldn’t be in this mess and they wouldn’t have the need to protest.

Labor would have had a workable majority?

Mysteryman 10:38 am 19 Aug 11

Perhaps if some of the “real Australians” had engaged their brains last election, we wouldn’t be in this mess and they wouldn’t have the need to protest.

Jim Jones 10:36 am 19 Aug 11

The peasants are revolting!

icantbelieveitsnotbu 10:32 am 19 Aug 11

johnboy said :

The stated goal of their petition is the unconstitutional dissolution of both houses of parliament, elected by 14 million Australians of dubious reality.

They’re welcome to any cause they like.

Personally my thinking is that if I can’t at least ride a bike a couple of kilometers to stand up for the Australian constitution then I’m not much of an Australian.

I’ve already laid out my best lycra for the occasion

johnboy 10:27 am 19 Aug 11

The stated goal of their petition is the unconstitutional dissolution of both houses of parliament, elected by 14 million Australians of dubious reality.

They’re welcome to any cause they like.

Personally my thinking is that if I can’t at least ride a bike a couple of kilometers to stand up for the Australian constitution then I’m not much of an Australian.

trevar 10:22 am 19 Aug 11

It’s a bit much to suggest that a blockade of trucks amounts to an overturning of the Parliament! They have a right to protest, even if they’re protesting out of ignorance! It looks like it could be a great stoush between the Real Australians, who’ll no doubt approach with broken beer bottles, and the Unreal Australians advancing with their broken champagne flutes!

Sounds like the makings of a great Tropfest entry, actually…

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