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- Al Black on Gough Whitlam dead at 98 Gough Whitlam's government was so bad it had to be sacked, and his legacy was to inspire Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard to ... more
- Phil on Teachers, students to protest together Its amazing the schools are encouraging their students to protest against 'children in the detention' but can't offer a ... more
- Bernadette on Teachers, students to protest together Catholic Teachings regarding Social Justice are very clearly set out, that ALL people regardless of who they are should at ... more
- Parent on Teachers, students to protest together A fantastic opportunity for young men to analyse & discuss the abhorrent detention of children who have a strong likelihood ... more
- Jack on Teachers, students to protest together I'm a student at st Bernard's college. Yesterday as protest was one that was derived from our colleges faith as Christians, ... more
- Turn it up on Teachers, students to protest together To everyone here commenting that this is disgusting and wrong and the students did not have a decision in the matter, Turn ... more
- Lina johns on Teachers, students to protest together Nice to see that we have young people in our community who have a heart and truly believe in humanity (children should not ... more
- Michael on Teachers, students to protest together I was a student at St Bernards.I couldn't be more proud. Well done boys and well done Tony. All you people having a whinge ... more
- Pedro on Teachers, students to protest together As a parent of a former 2014 St Bernard's College student, I congratulate Mr Paatsch on taking this leadership for the young ... more
- Sue on Teachers, students to protest together Disgusting that school teachers are allowed to infect our children with their views. more
- IBARKER on Teachers, students to protest together There is only one person that should their mouths and hands taped,that should be the TEACHER. more
- Flash on Teachers, students to protest together Brain washing, and the media doesn't. For your information and if you read the articles. Its completely option. I love ... more
- student on Teachers, students to protest together I am a student of the school in question and I can confidently say most of the opinions presented on this site are ... more
- jenny on Teachers, students to protest together when I was a kid at school my opinion was neither asked for or even valued. the issue of children in detention is so ... more
- Gloria on Teachers, students to protest together So typical of Catholic teaching, brainwash kids whilst they're young! more
- damien O'Neil on Teachers, students to protest together This bloke woukld have to be a member of the greens?? Doesn't have a clue and he is charge of teaching 1,400 students. God ... more
- Sarah on Teachers, students to protest together My son attends the school, we have had NO information, permission forms etc sent home, that said he want be going...doesn't ... more
- brad on Teachers, students to protest together You are all oblivious to the actual meaning of this protest. It is about social justice and simply not about politicising ... more
- Gazza on Teachers, students to protest together I would prefer if they were protesting against cuts to education and WORKCHOICES. more
- Elli on Teachers, students to protest together Peggy, you must not have been near a school for a while. Politics is most definitely a subject (a stand alone subject)in ... more
Scheme to protect fare evaders
Online activists who've set up a scheme claiming to shield fare evaders from fines have been given till tomorrow to scrap their campaign or face possible police action.
For 20-dollars a month, evaders are being offered "Tramsurance" to cover the cost of any penalties if they're caught travelling without a ticket.
The scheme follows a crackdown on fare evasion and the ever-increasing cost of public transport.
Those who have signed up for the 'Tramsurance Newsletter' receive this introductory email:
Thanks for your interest!
We're really glad you're considering joining us. We're passionate about changing Melbourne's public transport system to be cheaper and fairer for all. If you want help us along - or just want to get to work or uni for a reasonable amount of money - we'll be there for you.
"We're not encouraging people to fare evade, but if there is a demand for this type of service, we're willing to cater to it," co-founder Tom Pisel told Neil Mitchell.
"You're either going to end up a millionaire or in jail," Neil Mitchell said.
The Lord Mayor doesn't envision the movement taking off:
"I admire initiative, but this could get these kids in a whole lot of trouble. I reckon they need a stern talking to from their Mothers," Robert Doyle said.
IMAGE: Brainchild Tom Pisel
PLAY: Tramsurance co-founder Tom Pisel on 3AW
JULIAN KNIGHT: Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight has reportedly been refused parole and told he has no hope of release in the foreseeable future. The Herald Sun reports the Victorian Parole Board found Knight was still a danger to the community.
BOLTE BRIDGE: Citylink has defended the police response to a bomb scare on the Bolte Bridge which caused peak hour gridlock. The man at the center of the incident remains under police guard at the Alfred hospital.
The idiots need to go and live in other cities where public transport is more expensive or non-existant - everyone has to pay their way - life isn't a free ride no matter how much labour panders to Australians who have no idea how lucky they are.Jackie Friday 6 July, 2012 - 12:48 AM
Steve, you utter moron, Myki was introduced by the LIBERAL govt back before bracks, labor simply carried it through.Chris Thursday 5 July, 2012 - 9:37 PM
Myki,another failure of the incompetent previous Labor money wasters,and this government should have scrapped it>.Steve Thursday 5 July, 2012 - 2:46 PM
its not the consumers fault that the government wasted millions setting up myki when there were plenty of established cheaper alternatives, so why do we have to pay so much, it was brax and brumbys mistake not ours.Banana McCoon Thursday 5 July, 2012 - 2:28 PM
May be public transport could learn a thing or two here. Make it attractive enough price wise and more will pay and use it. A Flat attractive monthly price could be the answer.Steve Thursday 5 July, 2012 - 1:16 PM
Would a student Myki cost more than $20 a month??mylene Thursday 5 July, 2012 - 11:25 AM