Kudos to NSW for saving Rally Australia. It would be a travesty if those WRC cars were lost to our fast, sweeping roads, and an army of Finnish maniacs were denied a decent excuse to visit Down Under.
What do you get with an Australian major event? Well, you get world-class organisation, unrivalled Aussie hospitality, blossoming local economies, beautiful scenery, and of course, the most standard issue...PROTESTERS.
Can I grab a lift? Our Kombi Van collapsed under the weight of placards and hemp...
I'm unsure as to whether they oppose the rally for environmental reasons, road safety reasons, or because there aren't more women drivers.
I'm presuming it wasn't for road safety reasons, since they threw rocks at Rally Drivers. Because as we all know, death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
The delightfully sarcastic (my kinda guy) Tim Blair has more.