Picture above from News Limited whose Malcolm Farr wrote re the rally:
The No Carbon Tax rally, said to number 3000 protesters by organisers, made clear who they thought were the heroes and villains of the climate change policy debate. However, rival group GetUp! said the police had estimated the crowd at 1500.Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/nation-today-with-malcolm-farr/story-e6frfkvr-1226026634430#ixzz1HTCT9rBC Picture from News Ltd
Did you check that Malcolm or just reprint the story from GetUp's Sam McLean? Sam was interviewed by Channel Nine/2GB's Ross Greenwood who asked where he had got the 1500 figure. Sam said it was from the police but Ross countered by saying that they had checked with the police and they had done no count. Sam countered that it was the Federal Police and Ross again said they had checked and the Federal police had no official count. Sam then said he was chatting with one officer and that officer had suggested the figure. Ross acted like a journalist and checked sources, did you Malcolm?
CATA advised that they had 35 buses carry an average of at least 50 each. There were also buses from other sources. I know that three came from Broadmeadow not arranged by CATA. Also there were buses from Melbourne, Geelong, Parkes, Forbes as well as many people arriving in private cars.
Perhaps a re-think of the head count, Malcolm? Perhaps a little less trust in the untrustworthy union-financed GetUp! (See GetUp! Get truthful or GetOut!)