With the big day only a few sleeps away, we thought it time to give a little more detail on what to expect.
Thanks to the work of organisers from all over this great Country of ours, we have a huge line up of speakers ready and raring to go – see below.
The Rally will get under way at 10am – gathering on the lawns to the North of Parliament House.
Shane Mortimer – a Ngambri elder – will welcome us to his peoples’ traditional lands and talk about his battle to prevent the desecration of those sacred lands by industrial wind turbines.
The other speakers will kick off after that.
The batting order is still pretty fluid – Parliament is sitting and we need to accommodate the timetables of those speakers who still have work to do in the House.
We anticipate that – with such a tremendous line-up and such a hot topic – the speakers won’t finish until about 1:30pm.
For that reason we suggest that people bring deckchairs.
We know that there will be a large contingent from sunny Queensland – who think a “woolly jumper” is something you shear – but be warned – Canberra is the kind of place where you won’t see brass monkeys in Winter.
So dress warm – bring a heavy coat, warm hat and gloves. The forecast is for light winds and showers and a top of around 11 degrees – so a weatherproof jacket and solid umbrella would be a sound addition to your travelling kit.
Parking is available under the House – but will be in short supply – so if you miss out there – expect to park in the streets to the North and a short walk to the action.
The underground parking lasts for 3 hours so bear that in mind too.
We suggest you pack a thermos and something for morning tea and lunch – which – as we have already pointed out – is the closest this rally will come to being a “tea party” style rally.
There is a range of catering inside the House – where people with the constitution of Camels will be able to find a very late lunch.
We know that the wind industry are planning to run “interference” and will attempt to spoil the day by turning up with a few patsies on the wind industry payroll – also expect to see trendy types who have shuffled out of the Climate Change Department in a last ditch effort to save their jobs.
To be fair – we stand between them, their benefactors and another $50 billion worth of power consumers’ money in the form of the REC Tax – so expect them to make some noise before this scam is finally snuffed out.
As your community group leaders will have already told you – if you see any “Ditch the Witch” type placards – or equally unsavoury material – it will belong to the “spoilers” who have already stated on eco-fascist blog sites that they are hoping to turn the Rally into a rabble.
Bring a camera or use your phones to capture any misbehaviour from wind industry goons and their supporters – STT will have a name and shame spot where we will post photos and videos of any thugs in action.
We know our people are not there to rant about climate change or the current dismal state of National politics.
Our fine people are smart enough to know that the Green-Labor Alliance is over and that – with a little more help – the Coalition will make energy policy work again for all Australians – not against them – as is the case now.
The “spoilers” will run a line that we are “anti-renewable” but these people clearly haven’t been paying attention. Renewable energy isn’t the problem – intermittent, unreliable and ludicrously costly wind power is the problem.
Hydro power is the renewable power source that gives Rolls Royce performance for the price of a Commodore.
STT hears that you can expect the Coalition to come out in favour of hydro as a real solution to our renewable energy needs – and as a way of providing food and water security for generations to come – something that those pedalling giant fans simply can’t match.
How this Rally is viewed will depend on us – no matter how antagonistic the people who are threatened by an end to this fraud might be – just let them yell themselves hoarse. They will just be venting a lament for the end of the Greatest Economic Fraud in Australian history.
The Rally is about signalling the fact that the “grown-ups” will soon be in charge again – and with that in mind – hold your heads high. The battle is all but won.
Here are some of the people who have helped to win it:
Alan Jones: 2GB Radio announcer. Alan will act as MC on the day. Tune into 2GB or catch up online for further stories and information on the Rally. STT says thanks to Alan for his support for the Rally and for the “forgotten” people. Hats off.
Senator John Madigan Senator for Victoria. The blacksmith from Ballarat is a co-sponsor of the Draft Excessive Noise Bill that has the potential to introduce some sanity to the siting of industrial wind turbines and controlling their operation. John is champion of the underdog – and understands that the current system is an unsustainable fraud.
Senator Nick Xenophon – Independent Senator for South Australia. The Greek warrior is the other name on the Excessive Noise Bill. Nick is a STT champion. Along with John Madigan he is likely to hold the balance of power in the Senate in the next Parliament. STT says we are glad to have you on our side.
Alby Schultz MP: Member for Hume. This is Alby’s last term in office and he will take no prisoners. Fearless and as straight as the day is long, STT expects much from Alby – he has never disappointed. Alby is keen to bring this scam to an end.
Craig Kelly MP: Member for Hughes. An early anti-wind fraud warrior, Craig has been hailed in London for his guts and determination on this topic – G&D sadly lacking in many of his peers. STT says hats off Craig and thanks for your support.
Chris Back: Liberal Senator for Western Australia; Deputy Opposition Whip for the Senate. Chris has been on the case for a long time, taking up where the late great Judith Adams left off. STT is very pleased to have Chris on the line up.
Mary Morris – campaigner and community representative for Waterloo in SA. Mary is someone who never backs down and provides the example of what can be done with persistence and dogged determination. The wind industry has no answer for people like Mary – a Super-Mother who will stop at nothing to protect her brood. An inspiration to those on the right side of the battle and a danger to the developers and their parasites.
Peter Quinn – Barrister and campaign supporter. Peter has made a contribution to communities all over the Country. The “street-fighter” that never flinches under fire has given strength, hope and encouragement to the isolated, marginalized and beleaguered people who have been fighting, or who have sadly become the victims of, the great wind power fraud. As the architect of the Xenophon/Madigan Draft Excessive Noise Bill, he is committed to winning the Country back for Country people.
Alan Moran – one of Australia’s leading energy market economists has a deep understanding of the failed economics of wind power and STT expects he will play a key role in shaping the Coalition Government’s energy policy come September.
Alan Moran of the Institute of Public Affairs has been researching and writing about climate change and the economics of measures designed to combat it for almost 20 years. Recent major publications include:
- A book, Climate Change: the Facts, IPA 2010
- Chapters in international energy and climate compendiums including Is it possible to have it both ways? 2011; Stabilising World CO2 Emissions: a bridge too far? 2009; and Resource Adequacy and Efficient Infrastructure Investment, 2008
- Dozens of press articles exploring the costs of climate change measures involving the carbon tax, renewable requirements, direct government funding and standards. These have been published in the Australian, the Herald Sun, the Australian Financial Review, The Courier Mail the Sydney Morning Herald and the Canberra Times
He has also made four major submissions to the Parliament on energy and climate change issues, and appeared before the Senate, and addressed to major conferences in Australia and overseas.
Be there to hear Alan talking common sense with knobs on.
Ron Boswell – Nationals Senator from Queensland. Ron is one of the few who called the “wind power fraud” long before the first turbine went up. He is that rare commodity in Australian politics – someone who puts the true welfare of his Countrymen and Women first.
We were delighted to re-publish this piece reported in the Australian, in which Ron points out just how many “real” jobs and businesses we have lost to the insanity of out of control power prices driven to exorbitant heights by the RET/REC policy.
A number of other members of the Coalition, as well as leaders of key Business and Welfare groups, have been approached and we are waiting on confirmation that they can speak at the Rally. Stay tuned for updates.