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- David on 'No doubt medical cannabis saves lives' Going after Greens voters.. Their evil twin the Greens won't be to impressed with that more
- Ross on 'No doubt medical cannabis saves lives' "Process", "Process", "Process". Davis is a broken record. I'm a Paramedic, and if I had a dollar for every time he's called ... more
- Gloria on 'No doubt medical cannabis saves lives' Danny Boy Andrews, how to win friends and influence people, bring in a drug law that can be rorted by druggies and ... more
- Peggy on 'No doubt medical cannabis saves lives' What a situation we are going to be in at the next election. If we want to do the right thing and have this approved and ... more
- Samantha Mclean on Shoeless creep attacks in Fitzroy North Put guards back at all stations!!! more
- IBARKER on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... Tell him to walk and if he does he might loose one of those "CHINS". more
- Atticus on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... He parked put the front so that porky would not have to walk too far.Disgrace. more
- James on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... Why didn't 3AW give him a spot in the visitor car park if he is expected/a regular guest? more
- Bugs54 on Monash Council to fine you for not ... If you park your car on the nature strip the council will say it's their land and fine you,yet they want you to mow it and ... more
- Mr Gararth on Monash Council to fine you for not ... No wonder Rudd dropped Geoff Lake as the candidate for Hotham last year. Get out of our lives local government! more
- KANE on Monash Council to fine you for not ... Melbournians are going to be 'Taxed, Dutied, Priced, Tar riffed, Levied, Excised, Pork Barreled OUT OF EXISTANCE!!! more
- Geoff on Monash Council to fine you for not ... Easy solution to the problem. If the council don't want to look after their own land ie the nature strips, just give the ... more
- mylene on Monash Council to fine you for not ... If Darebin council tried this they'd make a billion dollars before the sun went down. more
- bc on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' get WADA to come in over the top and give the killer blow stuff the AFL and hird and doctor little more
- Rod on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' What's Paul Little talking about. They have only been in court for 3 days. If Essendon don't get some sort of penalty, Then ... more
- Mooroolbark Mick on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' "Swepped" indicates the level of intelligence we have in this debate. I give up! more
- Peter Flynn on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' Yes we the footy public do want to know and if the Essendon Football Club and James Hird were not gagged maybe we would. And ... more
- Docklands on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' Show Cause Notices Issued.Essendon shows bokk of what was given and on what dates and to who ?Notices withdrawn. What has ... more
- Arthur Hiliard on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' If these footy "sportsman" have nothing to hide they should be welcoming any investigation! Seems they're a bit shocked to ... more
- David on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' We haven't got deal fatigue. We want to see Essendon held to account. Let the charges be heard! The public wants to see ... 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