Lorry drivers protest over Australian carbon tax
Hundreds of lorry and van drivers have surrounded the Australian parliament in the capital Canberra to protest about plans for a tax on carbon emissions.
The demonstrators want the country's minority government to face a vote of no confidence.
The organiser of the convoy Mick Pattel said he wanted to send a clear message to government but the leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown dismissed the protest as a "flop."
Anna Boyd reports.
22 Aug 2011
- From the section Asia-Pacific