When will a campaign like this happen here?

? Sydney Morning Herald

A decent anti-government campaign like the miners ran in Australia would cause huge problems for whoever was in power.

The miners are angry and alarmed again. On Friday, before anyone knew Brown had quit, they published full-page ads warning the government not to accede to the demands of some ”groups still demanding Australian mining should pay even more”.

Ominously, they reignited the ”keep mining strong” tagline – the same as in the $22 million anti-mining tax ad blitz that crippled Kevin Rudd’s leadership and almost killed Labor.