So this is what happens when a professional protester and student activist who has never grown up gets elected to parliament.
No more riding a rusty two wheeler to the barricades for Comrade Scott, or struggling on the train with the banners and spray paint en route to the latest anti-whatever tear up. No, the Greens Senator charges the public 11 large ones to attend a protest these days.
Workers of the world unite, and form an orderly queue, Centrleink is this way. The least Comrade Ludlum could have done is to take the carbon credit option. He certainly took the piss!