Melbourne protester - the only expert you really need

They claim it was 3000 (and one shill 4000), but the realistic estimate is around 1000 protesters actually showed up in Canberra and several hundred in Melbourne.

This was despite the protests being organised by 2GB’s impeccably credentialed Chris Smith (and every other maniac right talk-back hystericist in the country) and the very official sounding Consumer and Taxpayers Association who don’t seem to have a website or any presence in google other than this page at and who’s contact email is (seriously). They even chartered buses for the Canberra showing and printed a pile of handy protest placards for participants too lazy and/or uncreative enough to have their own. Another site also provided printable templates and instructions for making a Ju-Liar mask (this site also has a link to the CATA organisers – it 404s) which maybe 2 people actually made. (more…)