Yesterday we were treated to footage of Gina “net worth more than $4 billion” Rinehart and Andrew “just let me change into my working man’s fluoro polo shirt — Twiggy” Forrest, on the back of a flatbed truck, megaphones in hand, leading the people in protest over the government’s resources super profits tax.

Eureka, mark II.

Sure, “Axe the Tax” has a certain ring to it, but what they really needed was a protest anthem. Crikey crowd sourced under the hashtag #protestanthemsforginantwiggy:

Coal Miner’s Blues — @MichaelLees

She got the Goldmine, I got the Shaft — @durutticolumn

Deeper, Dig Deeper — @JohnGunders

Back in the USSR — @upstartmagazine


Anything by Midnight Oil — @crk365

To suggest you haven’t had the government’s ear on this tax might be fair enough. But to make out like your best chance at getting the government’s attention is to hit the streets with placards is disingenuous. Stick to the multimillion dollar TV ad campaigns and leave the soapbox to the little guys.

Peter Fray

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