Truck protest moves to far north NSW

TRUCK drivers who staged a protest in the middle of the M1 this morning have now moved their demonstrations over the border.

They are currently based at the service station in Chinderah and have set up banners that read ‘pro-choice, not anti-vax’ and ‘Truckies keep Australia moving, not politicians’.

It’s believed they could form another blockade on the Pacific Motorway through the area.


New South Wales Police are in attendance.

Those involved have said the protest is in response to the Queensland Government’s rules about mandatory vaccines for essential workers as well as other COVID restrictions.

Earlier on Monday, two truckers involved stopped in the middle of the M1 through Reedy Creek grinding traffic to a complete stop.

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No motorists were able to pass through the southbound lanes, forcing police to put diversions in place.

Dozens of other drivers also lined the side of the motorway to join in the protest action.

The drivers moved on after around an hour following discussions with police and Australian Senator Pauline Hanson, who was there in support of the drivers.

Queensland Police have warned those involved face thousands of dollars in fines.