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Truck convoy into Canberra – Monday 22 August-FYI

By JessP 11 August 2011 277

I was sent this email this morning…..thought it wise to share with fellow rioters:

My husband works for Harden Shire Council and was advised by the RTA that a very large convoy of trucks will be converging on Canberra on Monday 22 August for a blockade.  He suggested I might pass this information on to you. 
The trucks are coming from as far afield as Perth, Adelaide, Mt Isa and other points in between.  At this stage the RTA do not know how many trucks will be involved but it is intended to be a blockade through the main streets of Canberra, converging on Parliament House.  We will be having one convoy staying overnight in Harden – probably double Harden’s population! 
There are a total of 9 convoys and below is some detail of the directions the trucks are coming from and the routes they will be taking: 

Departing from  Time Route Arriving Canberra
Hall 5.30am Most direct route allowable through Civic centre of town                                     6.00am
Murrumbateman 5.45am Gungahlin Dr/Tuggeranong Parkway/Cotter Rd/onto Adelaide Ave 6.45am
Yass 6.00am Northbourne Ave/Majura Rd/ Morsehead/Kings Ave                             7.15am
Goulburn 5.00am Majura rd/Morsehead/Kings Ave                                                                 6.30am
Coolac 6.30am Northbourne Ave/Majura Rd/ Morsehead/Kings ave 8.30am
Harden 6.00am Gungahlin Dr/Tuggeranong Parkway/Cotter Rd/onto Adelaide ave                                       8.00am
Cooma 5.30 Johnson Dr/Drakeford Dr/Tuggeranong Pway/Cotter/Adelaide Ave 7.30am

You might like to let your office colleagues know about this as it is going to stuff up the traffic big time and getting to work that morning could be very problematic.

This link was later sent to me which confirms the the email! 

See http://justgroundsonline.com/forum/topics/convoy-of-no-confidence-in-the for details

Batten down the hatches – they are coming to town and they are not happy!!

What’s Your opinion?


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Holden Caulfield 5:38 pm 12 Oct 11

Given today’s proceedings in Parliament I thought I’d bump this thread with a big SUCKED IN to the Convoy of No Confidence gang.

Childish on my part, but satisfying as well.

Jethro 9:50 pm 19 Aug 11

Now I’m posting on the wrong thread.

Jethro 9:49 pm 19 Aug 11

The following quote is also somewhat of a concern:

“When the Nation manages to roll the rubbish the infestation will need some serious attention.”

I for one am looking forward to my time in a gulag.

Lazy I 9:40 pm 19 Aug 11

Seriously, this conspiracy convoy is the greatest source of free entertainment.

Official Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESI9COsaHk

Crank it up!

I-filed 9:18 pm 19 Aug 11

Lazy I said :

I came up with a conspiracy theory of my own while sipping my chai latte this afternoon.

Truck stops: Large selection of pornography
Canberra: Porn capital of Australia

Just sayin’

Watch out for the inevitable press release from Fiona Patten…

Lazy I 8:51 pm 19 Aug 11

I came up with a conspiracy theory of my own while sipping my chai latte this afternoon.

Truck stops: Large selection of pornography
Canberra: Porn capital of Australia

Just sayin’

fgzk 4:31 pm 19 Aug 11

That is a good turnout, two days out. Good luck to them. Give it go.

A couple clicks away from your UTube link I stumbled across how they do it in Yemeni. I think I prefer the Australian way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSxpK6zoryQ&sns=fb

Lazy I said :

KB1971 said :

They are on their way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNC_Qnnh6E&sns=fb

1/2 Dozen trucks, a few evil 4WD’ers (how dare they…..) what looks like a Hybrid Camry & a Corolla (surely they are lost), a few grey nomads slipstreaming their way south & get this A DODGE RAM (from the land of plenty rape & pillage), the most evil vehicle of all!!!!!

Seriously though, this was supposedly taken at Ingham, there is not really many of them so it will be interesting to see how many actually turn up. I suspect it will be more orderly than everybody is predicting.

It better pick up some serious pace… 10,000 was the number being thrown around on 104.7 this morning lol.

Lazy I 3:13 pm 19 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

They are on their way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNC_Qnnh6E&sns=fb

1/2 Dozen trucks, a few evil 4WD’ers (how dare they…..) what looks like a Hybrid Camry & a Corolla (surely they are lost), a few grey nomads slipstreaming their way south & get this A DODGE RAM (from the land of plenty rape & pillage), the most evil vehicle of all!!!!!

Seriously though, this was supposedly taken at Ingham, there is not really many of them so it will be interesting to see how many actually turn up. I suspect it will be more orderly than everybody is predicting.

It better pick up some serious pace… 10,000 was the number being thrown around on 104.7 this morning lol.

KB1971 2:21 pm 19 Aug 11

They are on their way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNC_Qnnh6E&sns=fb

1/2 Dozen trucks, a few evil 4WD’ers (how dare they…..) what looks like a Hybrid Camry & a Corolla (surely they are lost), a few grey nomads slipstreaming their way south & get this A DODGE RAM (from the land of plenty rape & pillage), the most evil vehicle of all!!!!!

Seriously though, this was supposedly taken at Ingham, there is not really many of them so it will be interesting to see how many actually turn up. I suspect it will be more orderly than everybody is predicting.

gorinosho 11:30 am 19 Aug 11

Parliament should urgently introduce an act to ban the assemblage of heavy vehicles within the Parliamentary Triangle, on risk of seizure of the vehicles. What other group in this country, other than truckies, has this ability to shove their views down the throats of others?

As for those of you planning on cycling down Northbourne Avenue while the trucks are rolling in, you must be more stupid than they are. Do you know how many cyclists get hit or killed on that road every year, with just regular traffic? You’re Darwin Award nominees in the making.

Okwhatever 9:16 am 19 Aug 11

In my email this morning from Roads:

Convoy of No-Confidence- Monday 22 August
Commencing early morning on Monday 22 August 2011, a large number of vehicles are expected to drive into the ACT as part of a protest rally. Initial advice indicated the vehicles would predominately be trucks, however, information is being received that recreational vehicles, caravans and cars may also be involved; increasing the number of participants.

The increased level of traffic on ACT roads is expected to begin at 5.30am and may cause disruptions to traffic flow on most major Canberra roads.

ACT Policing is liaising with convoy organisers and will implement plans to coordinate the large number of vehicles coming into the ACT from most major roadways, with the intention to have protest vehicles off ACT roads by 8.30am; though this cannot be confirmed.

The convoy is expected to stay in the ACT for two days, meaning traffic disruptions may continue during the afternoon of Monday 22 August and morning of Tuesday 23 August 2011. While ACT Police and convoy organisers are working together to minimise disruptions, the potentially large number of vehicles expected may also impact on parking in the city and town centres.

Managers will be flexible around the possibility of delays in people getting to work as a result of heavier than usual traffic. If you believe you will be affected by these delays it may be worthwhile having a discussion with your manager as soon as possible.

For more information please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81, visit http://www.act.gov.au or follow the ACT Police Twitter account @ACTPol_Traffic.

chewy14 4:09 pm 18 Aug 11

Bloody Hippies,
blocking up our bike paths!!!!!!

Someone should throw out some thumb tacs to pop their tyres.

This kind of protest is un-Australian I tellz ya.

Lazy I 4:03 pm 18 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

johnboy said :

JJ can you post that as a new story?

But if I do I’ll be lampooned as a latte-sipping, chardonay-swilling, chattering class, shiny-bum, mung-bean munching, green extremist blah blah blah … and I couldn’t possibly live with someone mocking my beverages.

Tell your story riding.. pal.

Jim Jones 3:51 pm 18 Aug 11

johnboy said :

JJ can you post that as a new story?

But if I do I’ll be lampooned as a latte-sipping, chardonay-swilling, chattering class, shiny-bum, mung-bean munching, green extremist blah blah blah … and I couldn’t possibly live with someone mocking my beverages.

johnboy 3:16 pm 18 Aug 11

JJ can you post that as a new story?

Jim Jones 3:13 pm 18 Aug 11

And now apparently there’s a counter protest:

VERY IMPORTANT CLIMATE MOVEMENT ACTION for Monday August 22
Don’t be taken for a ride bike ride

Act against the Liberal-National Parties’ anti carbon tax truckies blockade of Canberra on Monday
Support Real Action On Climate Change.
The main organiser of the truckies is a leading member of the QLD Liberal-National Party

Join our bike ride around Parliament House
12.30pm

Meet at the rear of Old Parliament House

Bring a light carboard placard with your favorite climate slogan appropriate for the day.
Abbott lies. There is no carbon tax on desiel. Riding for a safe future.  Don’t be taken for a ride by Tony Abbott. Truckies are being taken for a ride by Abbott.

This action is supported by Leigh Hughes, Climate Action Canberra, Geoff Lazarus, Climate Active Australia, Bob Douglas SEE-Change
For further information 0419 369 206

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