I was there – sooo wish I had a camera – everyone from Rebel’s bikies to fluoro clad builders to cardigan wearing public servants turned up for some great speeches and a statement of defiance.
I had also been wondering why the racecourse rather than Parliament – but with that many cars and buses, parking would’ve been impossible and I’m sure that getting permission to set up big screens and Sky Channel reception on the Parliamentary lawn might be have been something of the challenge as well.
Got there a little late (8.30 for kickoff?! – sorry, I tried) so couldn’t get to the inside section but the audio was crisp and clear, the message was strong and the workers were truly united.
To use the words of johnny’s political master – Bring it on.
(And for those who don’t see the point in protesting – it’s a chestnut but it’s true – If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem – yes turtleneck, this means you 🙂