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- John Karmouche on From the steps of Parliament Thank you Neil for allowing the VMC to put forward its argument for Lane Filtering. The facts are - every motorcycle rider ... more
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- David R on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? Ahhh the easy way to riches .... a government contract!!! more
- Mick on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? Wait till its lit up at night, it will be worth it. People will drive from Melbourne to see it. more
- Gloss on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? If it lights up at night it would be awesome! more
- Nick on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? Christine, I don't know her personally but I doubt Sally is responsible for Geelong being in the situation it's in ... more
- Brad on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? I see it as a beacon for the greater Geelong area. As the tourists flock through over the Christmas period hopefully a few ... more
- Bugs54 on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? This is how Lord Mayor Paparazzi went bankrupt in England and he will do the same to Geelong. more
- Frank on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? Mr Squiggle's Rocket. more
- Christine on Is this Xmas tree worth $1m? Hey Sally, if you're doing it so tough do you really think this is money well spent? Maybe Geelong get too many hand outs ... more
- Chris Barrett on 'He should be apologising' Neil, you have only spoken to 1 side.The judge obviously knows the big picture.......The events that took place on that day! ... more
- Sinbad on 'He should be apologising' Get down from the pulpit Neil!It wasn't Milne's fault that the coppers stuffed the investigation, nor that there was alleged ... more
- jgl Melb on 'He should be apologising' According to his mouthpiece he's unemployed and will find it difficult to obtain employment all as a result of the ... more
- Time for the TRUTH on 'He should be apologising' If it was your son or your brother; I bet he wouldn't get a "$15,000 fine without conviction"!Just because he's an [ex] ... more
- Nick on 'He should be apologising' What a load of hogwash. He was never fighting "indecent assault" charges, until very recently.He was always accused of rape ... more
- Liz on 'He should be apologising' he never had anything to plead guilty to 10 years ago because they didn't charge him with anything. Maybe you should ... more
- Gloria on 'This is assault. It's child abuse' It is a cruel punishment! I have friends who love extremely hot peppers that I can't even touch to my mouth without feeling ... more
- Elli on 'We still have people driving like ... Unbelievable. Will people never learn. The motorcyclist killed yesterday was a work colleague of mine. I didn't know him ... more
- Nicky on 'This is assault. It's child abuse' "sticks and stones will hurt my bones, but chilli wont ever hurt me" - Nicky (child psychiatrist) 2014 more
- Stacey on 'This is assault. It's child abuse' i agree with Nick. I used a chilli seed to stop my 4 yr old from using unacceptable language. Sometimes talking/reasoning ... more
Jeff Kennett: Radio 'squealed' during yesterday's traffic chaos
Former Premier Jeff Kennett has criticised Neil Mitchell and Derryn Hinch for their reaction to Citylink’s 12-hour tunnel closure which crippled Melbourne’s main arteries yesterday, calling them ‘squealers’.
Mr Kennett praised radio for its ability to deliver up up-to-the-minute information about the computer glitch which forced the Domain and Burnley tunnels’ closure, but said its main response was the ‘lead to the squealing’.
”We have become so complacent as a community. If something goes wrong, (we) don't do something about it, just complain and squeal,” he said.
”Yes there was a glitch, yes they closed it down - For reasons of safety. For no other reasons...and what did we all do? We squealed.
”With new technology, the chances are unfortunately that from time to time it's going to break down.”
Mr Kennett’s Government awarded the private road construction contract to Transburban in 1996, which was completed in 2000.
Yesterday Neil Mitchell covered the traffic havoc throughout the morning, describing the congestion as ‘bedlam’ and advised listeners to ‘avoid everything’.
Derryn Hinch said Citylink’s decision to close the tunnels was a disgrace, calling for heads to roll and saying a city like New York would have had better leadership if the same were to occur.
Neil Mitchell said Mr Kennett was out of touch with the average Victorian.
”You live a privileged existence, you're not in the real world, you live out in your upper class suburbs, you drive your expensive cars and you don't have to be at work at 7:30 in the morning... and you don't have to answer to a boss,” he said.
LISTEN: Jeff Kennett speaks with Neil Mitchell:
Every time I pay for the toll roads and get another electricity bill I think of Jeff.A globalist puppet who sold victoria to the private sector.David Rixon Friday 5 October, 2012 - 3:36 PM
We upgraded our road infrastructure to make the transit of the city smoother, and have created a dependency that has been sorely highlighted when it broke down.
For the one time when it failed, can we glory in the massive savings of time and fuel for the other years it has operated so smoothly that we have become complacent?
Travelling through the tunnel yesterday I wondered how we would escape should there be a fire and the safety systems did not work. I am glad they were closed - a wise decision, regardless of the froth and venom the shock jocks turned against the operators.
On the flipside, redundancy for critical infrastructure should be robust and tested frequently, and the scope for unanticipated issues reduced as far as possible.
Was it haste or inexperience, or lack of regular contingency planning and testing that was the fundamental underlying issue here? Will the situational post mortem ever be released publicly? I hope the main cause for concern was not to allay the baying media!Solmon's Sword Friday 5 October, 2012 - 2:21 PM
Well said Neil, Jeff Kennett, ( I'm a fan of him, )has lost touch sometimes, and did lose his seat purely because of his sometimes ignorant and cocky attidude and just ignores the majority, and thinks he's right 100% but (I still like him)
He is in a different world, He can easily avoid jammed up freeways, many others cannot..Wake up Jeff...
Listen to the people !
Your good but not that good ! You can be blatantly arrogant sometimes, and sadly, that is why you lost the election all those years ago...I was devistated, Stay "connected with the people", thats one thing Neil does know how to do. Cheers,,, ( When are we playin golf...! lol )Brad Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 6:54 PM
Just think, if Myki had short term tickets, a lot of people could have made an spur of the moment decision decision to use public transport.Lukew Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 4:51 PM
Hey Jeff good to see you still haven't popped your head out in the real world! otherwise you would realize What a joke Victoria is and we all should be embarrassed that in 2012 we have a third world infrastructure system with poor roads, crap freeways( western ring road Car park a prime example) and a flawed toll system were they make millions in profit but also provide sub-standard freeway routes where many times there is no traffic flow! You would think that the many tax payer funded trips politicians take overseas for investigative and project studies that the least they could learn from countries such as Germany what freeways and infrastructure should be like. And then there are the many illuminati who still believe that Melbourne is the worlds most livable cityMighty Mick Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 4:09 PM
Thanks for the ppp Jeff Kennettcol Thursday 4 October, 2012 - 2:13 PM