Small and radical Political Groups fuelled discontent in every suburb and street. Many of the far left and right factions and societies believes Governor Games actions had given them a window of opportunity to simulate their European equivalents. The State authorities were quick to react to this but their entreaties for Australian Army troops to the Federal Government were tied up in the machinations of the Civil Service and would take time to come to fruition. This led to the arming of the Police, Fire Brigades and other Civil Authorities so there was muscle to keep the peace.
Led on by far Left Radicals the Australasian Engineering Union conceived a daring plan to rock the establishment, they would carry out a twilight raid on the Governor’s residence in the Botanic Gardens and substitute the Australian Flag with one of their Banners!