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Mar 7, 2011

The brains behind the anti-carbon tax rallies

A disgruntled greens loans and home insulation assessor, a former Victorian public servant turned climate sceptic and a Sydney pacemaker king are the shadowy figures behind a national series of rallies planned to shoot down Julia Gillard's carbon tax.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

A disgruntled green loans assessor, a former Victorian public servant turned climate sceptic and a Sydney pacemaker king are the figures behind a national series of rallies planned to shoot down Julia Gillard’s carbon tax.

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  1. klewso

    More “Elusive Brethren”?

  2. paddy

    [“If you want your lawn mowed or your garden looked after”, Colin is the man to call.]
    LOL Sorry Colin, our astroturf never needs mowing. (It’s so CC friendly, it doesn’t even need watering.) 😀

  3. David

    …would you buy a used car from this man (Ely and what an appropriate name :lol:)

  4. Son of foro

    2GB is crap. Climate change is real.

  5. Astro

    GetUp, they have been quiet since spruiking Gillard and El President Brown before the election

  6. Astro

    @ Son of Foro

    I saw in the paper that 2GB rates amost double (in audience number) the nearest station from 6am – 3pm, so something is right and its networked along the eastern seaboard.

  7. Bubs

    If you have a look at the legal disclaimer on the No Carbon Tax site it reads:

    All facts and information included at this site have been checked to the best of our inexpert ability and no other standard. We make no warranty as to the veracity of this information. People seeking to rely on any of this information should undertake their own verification.

    Does anyone else read that as – “Follow me oh flock, blindly off the cliff in intellectual treason”?

  8. TIMFROMTHETOPEND

    What a pointless article! Dont give up your day job.

  9. Apathy

    When is a Tax not a Great Big New Tax? When it’s a Coalition tax.

    Just like his maternity leave tax and the numerous levies under the previous government, apparently when the Coalition do it, it’s done righteously with God by their side. Have a squiz at the Coalition’s ‘Direct Action Plan.’ I only got to page 2 and low and behold it’s estimated that it will cost is $3.6 billion. So unless the Coalition has some secret stash hidden under the bed of every member, that cash is going to have to come from somewhere. If I was a betting man I reckon that $3.6 billion coming from Joe Blow the Taxpayer would be the shortest prized favourite in recent times. They can dress it up how ever they like but at the end of the day, to quote Mr Happy Clapper himself, “If it sounds like a tax and smells like a tax”…quack, quack.

  10. Lunchboxx77

    @Astro Getup are organising a rally of their own to counter the “Peoples Revolt.”

    To those in Melbourne who are interested, here’s the details –

    When: This Saturday 12th of March
    Where: Outside of Julia Gillard’s federal offices at Treasury Place
    Time: 11am.

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