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Balmain Basket Weavers

Supposed enviro nazis living in the most expensive part of Sydney but wearing enviro clothes and shoes etc.: The market was full of Balmain basket weavers handing out pamphlets in their expensive clothes with kids to match.

Contributor's comments: I have heard this in Sydney, and recall it as a derogatory term coined by a politician -- can't recall who.

Contributor's comments: Balmain Basket Weavers - this is a Paul Keatingism! The man of many colourful expressions invented it.

Contributor's comments: also "Volvo Socialists" and "Chardonnay Socialists". Wasn't this a term coined by someone like Tom Uren?

Contributor's comments: Paul Keating first made this term popular whilst attacking radical left wing politics.