Greens Leader’s statement on the Canberra convoy
"Some might call the predicted thousands of trucks descending on Canberra ending up as hundreds (ABC, 21/8/11) a ‘flop', but these Australians have every right to a peaceful presence on the parliamentary lawns," Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"It seems like the prime qualification to be there is to be angry about something - these are Abbott's angry people," Senator Brown said.
"But it seems their views on some issues are fairly shorted sighted, very ‘me-now'."
"The number of angry people in Canberra tomorrow will increase much more than the numbers of truckers arriving in town," Senator Brown predicted.