The 2008 truckies protest

Tomorrow will be a nad news day for the Government with 1,000 or more planning to protest against the increase in road user charges announced by on Monday.

It will be the first ever protest by the trucking industry.

The issue is not so much the 7.5% increase per se, but the fact it was imposed with no warning period.

What I find interesting is the increasing trend for groups to be more assertive against the Government, as they calculate the probability of a change is likely, so the fear of retribution is reduced. We see school principals going to Close Up as another example. Something which would never have happened I suspect in earlier years. The same thing happened in 1999.

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