For Like minded people who like to see-
If anyone needs ideas for spreading the word, especially if you can't make it but want to help, I'm compiling a list of who's involved, or has at least been contacted, and who could still be contacted.
I've looked back through various discussions and noted actions that people have already taken, and also noted various suggestions which I am not sure have been followed through. I've also thought of a few possibilities myself.
Cate, you may well have your own version of this, so please add any that you want help with ....
Everyone, if I have missed anything, feel free to comment, plus add more as you go.
(Y= yes, ?= not sure whether they have been contacted, ??= not sure if they should be contacted)
NRFA - Y (obviously!)
Trucking Aussies - Y - via Darby Brierly
The Glen Cameron Group (trucking company) - Y
Owner/Driver.com.au (see HERE)
Trucking magazines eg. Big Rig?
Tasmanian Trucking Affiliation - Y - via Goanna H-G
Other travelling organisations:
Grey Nomads - Y - via Noel Porter
CMCA (another grey nomad org) - Y - via Goanna H-G
National Farmers Federation?
Beef Central - Y (see HERE)
Irrigators of NSW?
Unions and other work groups:
Transport Workers Union - National Secretary?
Loggers and timber groups?
Independent media sites:
The Punch - Y
Joanne Nova - Y (see HERE)
Barnaby is Right blog - Y
Real World Libertarian blog - Y
Accidentally Outback blog - Y (see HERE)
2GB - Y
Alan Jones - Y - via Cate
John Laws at 2SM - Y - via Denise Scanlan
Sunday Morning 2HD - Y
4CA Cairns - Y - via Bev Prescott
2UE David Oldfield - Y - Rob Moore will contact
2UE Michael Smith?
MTR talkback Steve Price?
Broadcast Operations Group??
Carter Edwards 2SM
2NZ Radio - Y
Andrew Bolt's blog - Y
Mudgee Guardian - Y - via Pam Davis
Queensland Country Life (see HERE)
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - Y
Wagga and Griffith media - Y - via Scott Oram
Canberra Times - Y (in comunity events section HERE) - via Julie Coker-Godson
Other newspapers - Letters to the Editor?
Sunrise - Y - contacted by Bev
Today Tonight Adelaide - Y - via Nigel Grivell
Other conservative action groups:
Had Enough - Y - via Denise Scanlan
NO to Carbon Tax facebook page - Y - via Denise
Come On Australia facebook page - Y - via Denise
wakeup2thelies facebook page - Y - via Denise
Election NOW facebook page
Conservative Action Network (CAN Do) - Y - via Patrick Kelly
CATA (Consumers and Taxpayers Assoc) - website www.stopcarbonlies.com?
Charters Towers Mayor - Y - via Josie Heading **note: Public Meeting 30 July
Charleville Mayor and Sth West Mayors - Y - via Cate
Tableland Regional Council - Y - via Bev
Federal MP's and Senators:
Barnaby Joyce - Y
Sen Ian Mcdonald - Y - via Mick Pattel
Barry Haase, Member for Durack - Y - has highlighted the convoy HERE
Shane Knuth, Member for Dalrymple - Y - via Bev
Marginal Labor MP's around Australia
Fishing Party members - Y - via Bev
Dick Smith - Y - via Goanna
Family and Friends:
Put up flyers:
Local shopping centres?
- Atherton - Y - via Bev
Also, a resource posted by Nigell Grivell for obtaining signs HERE
That's a good article, Cate!
Denise, you're a trooper. I'm going to contact Tim Andrews at Menzies House directly.
Has anybody had direct contact with Barnaby's office?
Rob, what are the chances the farming orgs would get involved?? Should members of NFF etc email their executive - or is that flogging a dead horse?
Cate Stuart said:
Well actually - breaking news here too - http://www.accidentallyoutback.com.au/news/1105-convoy
Yes, but I forgot the others you mention.
It is just that I am always e-mailing Sunrise about something or other.
Denise Scanlan said:That puts sunrise out then. Aren't we a busy lot?
Julene -your a champ as this is very important.
Put 2UE- David Oldfield and Michael Smith on the list. I will try David as 2web -Bourke has him in the morning but not Michael who followes on.
Also MTRtalk radio - Steve Price and Andrew Bolt in the mornings for somebody in Vic and of course 4BC in Brissy.
As for our Industry reps-
I have well and truly worn out my welcome but will post the emails here for others to have a crack!-
I've been in touch with Tim Andrews, who is also a member of JG, and he is going to do some promotion - thanks, Tim! I'm also in contact with the Editor at "Had Enough!"
I've updated the checklist but there are still heaps of opportunities for "spreading the word". (I'm going to try for contact with CATA next.) Also, it wouldn't hurt for more than one person to make contact with some resources on the list, particularly as a way of following up!
My latest thing is to write comments on news articles where comments are allowed. I've had a comment published on a Courier Mail article regarding how the carbon tax will raise costs of garbage collection. If anyone else would like to add something there ....? Most commenters are angry about the carbon tax.
If you're angry about the carbon tax, don't just be angry - DO something about it. You're not alone. Here are some ideas for getting the message across to the Gillard-Green government: 1. Join the "Convoy of No Confidence" travelling from all states and territories and arriving in Canberra on August 22 (www.justgroundsonline.com); 2. Sign the petition at www.hadenough.com.au; 3. Join the "Return to Sender" campaign when your carbon tax mailout arrives. And that's just a few ways that you can make a difference....
To view your comment online go to: http://www.couriermail.com.au/money/money-matters/carbon-tax-adds-3...
Just to clarify - what I wrote about being angry and doing something was a quote of what I put at the Courier Mail - because a lot of people whinge but don't seem to take it further. But it wasn't a reference to anyone here - especially not you!! LOL!
Denise Scanlan said:
Julene, I have been doing this for years and if needed might promote a petition, a cause or such thing. You find people who have similar feelings to you as well and as you said, a lot of anger about the carbon tax. The pollies do take note I am told.
Thanks for the mention of RWL. I am happy to publicise this effort as I think its a great one and is also popular enough to boost my site traffic. It seems to be getting a lot of attention, mainly from Google searches.
FOr those of you on Facebook and other social media, hit the share button every time. We all have friends on there and the more of them that hear it, the better.
OK, Carter Edwards:
He is on air between 6pm and midnight on Saturdays and Sundays - call 13 12 69. Or email message at the webpage here.
This is a list of stations that carry his show:
2AD 1134 AM Armidale
2DU 1251 AM Dubbo and 972 AM Cobar
2BH 567 AM Broken Hill
2EL 1089 AM Orange
2GF 1206 AM Grafton and 103.9 FM Clarence Valley
2HC 639 AM Coffs Harbour and 101.5 FM Coffs Coast
2HD 1143 AM Newcastle and 97.5 FM Port Stephens
2LF 1350 AM Young, 107.7 FM Cootamundra and 99.5 FM Cowra
2LM 900 AM Lismore and 104.3 FM Northern Rivers
2MG 1449 AM Mudgee
2MO 1080 AM Gunnedah
2NZ 1188 AM Inverell and 102.9 FM Glen Innes
2PK 1404 AM Parkes
2RE 1557 AM Taree, 100.3 FM Great Lakes and 100.1 FM Gloucester
2SM 1269 AM Sydney and 2SM Digital Radio
2TM 1287 AM Tamworth
2VM 1503 AM Moree, 89.5 FM Goondiwindi, 92.9 FM Lightning Ridge, 103.5 FM Collarenebri, 106.7 FM Walgett and 105.5 FM Mungindi
4GY 558 AM Gympie-Cooloola and 107.1 FM Noosa
4WK 1359 AM Toowoomba, 963 AM Darling Downs, 95.9 FM Dalby and 91.5 FM Stanthorpe
RADIO 531 AM Kempsey and 93.5 FM Port Macquarie
RADIO 97 Tweed Heads, 104.1 FM Gold Coast and 103.5 FM Northern Rivers
Below is a list of Marginal Labor seats from the last Federal Election. I've found the seats at Antony Green's page which were won by Labor by around 5% or less, either in preference votes or primary votes. I've also made a note in many cases about the extent of the Greens vote - overall nationally about 12%.
These are listed by state but I haven't included Queensland, as Ruth Bonnett did a post on this recently and I will try to find her post. I couldn't find any very marginal seats in SA, Tasmania, ACT or NT. But do add if I have missed anything.
I've included a little bit about each person. There seems to be an awful lot of law/economic scholars!!
The idea is to email these Labor MP's who are very likely feeling the heat and just reiterate this over the next few weeks.
I would suggest emailing the MP's in your particular state, so if I can get a few folks from Qld, WA, NSW and Vic to help me, that would be great!
La Trobe – Melbourne Outer Eastern suburbs – Laura Smyth won by 0.9% of vote after preferences - lawyer (also Greens won 12.3% of primary vote)
Deakin – Melbourne Eastern Suburbs - Mike Symon won by 2.0% of primary vote - electrician, backed by powerful Electrical Trades Union
(Greens 12.9% of primary)
Corangamite – Southern Victoria/Geelong – Darren Cheesman by 0.4% after preferences – studied geology, has worked as city councilor and unionist
McEwen – Central Victoria – Rob Mitchell won by 5.3% - lives on a rural property, ex-tow truck driver, previously worked in transport industry supplying diesel engine parts. (Greens vote 11.8% of primary)
NEW SOUTH WALES:
Banks – Sydney South-West suburbs – Daryl Melham won by 1.5% on preferences (9% swing to LNP) – law and economics, held Aboriginal Affairs 1996-2000, resigned when Labor Shadow Cabinet supported Qld Native Title laws through Senate (Greens 9.6% of primary)
Greenway – Sydney Western suburbs – Michelle Rowland by 0.9% after preferences – lawyer
Kingsford Smith – Sydney Eastern suburbs – Peter Garrett won by 5.2% after preferences but had a swing against him to LNP of 8% (Greens 12%)
Lindsay – Sydney Outer-Western suburbs – David Bradbury won by 1.1% on preferences with a 5.2% swing to Lib – arts/law; previous campaign director for Aus Republican Movement, also Aus Services Union, President NSW Young Labor in 1998.
Eden-Monaro – NSW South-East – Mike Kelly by 4.2% (did have a swing of 1.9% towards him) – former defence colonel and military lawyer
Page – Northern NSW Coast – Janelle Saffin won with 3% of the primary vote – lawyer (human rights), has been an advisor to Jose Ramos Horta
Parramatta – Sydney Western Suburbs – Julie Owens by 4% of primary vote – small business management
Reid – Sydney Western suburbs – John Murphy by 2.2% after preferences (swing to Lib of 8%) – lawyer, city councilor
Robertson – NSW Central Coast – Deborah O’Neill by 1.0% after preferences – former teacher, lecturer at Uni of Newcastle
Brand – Rockingham and Southern Perth – Gary Gray by 3.3% after preferences – economics, worked with Woodside Energy prior to pre-selection (Greens also got 14.7%)
Fremantle – Perth Suburban – Melissa Parke by 5.7% after preferences but had a 3.4% swing against her - lawyer, has worked with UN on war crimes and in the Ethics Office
Perth – Perth Inner suburbs – Stephen Smith won by 2% of the primary vote with a 2% swing to Lib – born in Narrogin, moved to Perth age 11, career politician?
Here's the previous post by Ruth regarding Qld marginal seats:
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I did some homework. Here are the Federal members in Queensland, in order of margin (taken from Anthony Green's analysis on abc.net.au, with a few quick notes on their maiden speeches to parliament.
The members with the lowest margin would most likely be the most sensitive to the polls.
Yvette D’Ath – Aspley - Petrie [4.2%] – business background, small business
Graham Perrett – Moreton [6%]– office in Sunnybank. He is from the St George area. Mentions the Balonne River. Talks about swimming in the river with the aboriginals.
Shayne Neumann [7%] – Blair – Brassall Qld Father was a meatworker, his mother shop assistant, he i very quick to claim the moral high ground, demonises Hanson. He claims to have Christian values. Thanks Bernie Ripoll.
Wayne Swan [8%] – member for Lilley – Nundah. He is a beneficiary of the Whitlam ‘fair go’ – university education not available previously to Whitlam. Sacking of the Whitlam government stirred his political career. ‘As for helping people, we have all heard what the Leader of the Opposition (Dr Hewson) has had to say about that form of compassion. He said, `If you bend down to help people they drag you down'.’
Bernie Ripoll – Oxley [11.3%] – Goodna – Mentions meatworks and workers who voted Labor for the first time. Worship of individualism and blind faith in markets. Controversy and ill feeling created by the previous member for Oxley. ( I think he means Hanson. )
Dr. Craig Emerson – Woodridge [Rankin – 11.7%] Minister for Trade
Kirsten Livermore – Capricornia - Rockhampton [12.1%] - Fairness fair go, her father died and the family was struggling. She mentions Gough as having provided a free education, which helped her into the business world. Talks about sheep, cattle and coal industries.
'Wherever I go in the electorate-whether it be the Rocky railway workshops, the Lakes Creek meatworks, the Longreach RSL, the Middlemount Bowls Club or Pat Ogden's Globe Hotel-the people of Capricornia have had a gutful of economic policies that are advocated by people who have never even heard of Alpha or Jericho or St Laurence.'
Kevin Rudd [12.3%]– Griffith – Morningside role of the Government in society, he believes small government is a government in retreat, and really does think that big government is best with lots of regulation. ‘This government's view is a minimalist view of the role of government. It is a view that holds that markets rather than governments are better determinants of not only efficiency but also equity’. He is talking about John Howards Liberal government.
You can find the background and maiden speeches of these members here: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/mi-alpha.asp
If you click on the name you can find their page and read their maiden speech.