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Carbon tax protest on a roll
Carbon tax protest on a roll

Trucks and campervans left Belmont yesterday morning, marking the start of the Perth leg of the national Convoy of No Confidence.

The convoy, which is due to join 10 other convoys from around the nation in Canberra on Monday, was adorned in orange streamers and balloons as it drove from Perth, through Kalgoorlie and on to Norseman.

The main organisers of the Perth convoy, Narrogin beef farmers Matt and Janet Thompson, said they were delighted by the turnout and the support from those who came to see them off or joined them along the way.

Mrs Thompson said the convoy was made up of many groups who were heading to Canberra to demand a vote of no confidence in the Federal Government and a fresh election.

She said they were inspired to get involved after the Gillard Government reneged on its promise of no carbon tax.

"It's a slap in the face of democracy and it fundamentally changes the structure of our society," Mrs Thompson said.

"Then the live export issue and the kneejerk reaction which destroyed so many people's livelihoods."

Mrs Thompson said the convoy planned to drive 1128km to Penong in South Australia today.

The West Australian

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