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- garry on Students told to take off Poppy Sack the teacher for imparting there own views on the children. How disgustingly disrespectful of our fallen fathers.I could ... more
- Tess on 'It can happen to anyone' I year it was NOT AN ACCIDENT IT WAS A DELIBERATE ONCE SHE CHOSE TO DRIVE ....... and she gets congratulated and rewarded ... more
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- Graeme Porter on 'It can happen to anyone' Could somebody look at these wire traffic barriers that are being installed everywhere. On the South Gippsland Highway the ... more
- marypenny on 'It can happen to anyone' yea yea yea!allthese rogue booze filled drivers are having a revival and are all successful whatever.Yea we can do it! ... more
- Sean Murphy on Students told to take off Poppy Last time I looked a poppy was not a religious item nor was a bracelet. Where did this teacher get the idea that Remembrance ... more
- Rachel on 'It can happen to anyone' This is a brilliant campaign. Amanda is making such a statement in sharing this story.I frequently attend functions and then ... more
- Gloria on Students told to take off Poppy I am an RSL Poppy Seller and I find this story incredible.What is this teachers background? more
- Irish on Students told to take off Poppy Disgraceful! I hope the principal doesn't take the side of the teacher concerned but as usual the minority win don't they? more
- johnson on Students told to take off Poppy who's...Poppy's...hmmm...looks like the ten year old is not the only one in need of schooling more
- PatQuickCrazy on Students told to take off Poppy Seriously, who are we catering for here?? This is outrageous! Sack the teacher I say! more
- Kate on Students told to take off Poppy So should the teacher now ignore all of the school policies just in case a parent decides their child should be an exception ... more
- Daniel on Students told to take off Poppy So there is a kid wearing a piece of jewellery which he shouldn't be wearing and a teacher confiscates it ... Fair and ... more
- Carl Thompson on Students told to take off Poppy If one of my children was at that school the teacher would get a crowbar around the ears. I hope that there is a patriot ... more
- Dave on Students told to take off Poppy What was the teachers nationality.????It could explain a bit. more
- Eejay 68 on Students told to take off Poppy How unaustralian of this teacher. The wearing of poppies/badges should be encouraged in schools for the week of the event. more
- Vicki simpson on Students told to take off Poppy I've had kids going there for the last 17 year the school has always sold Anzac badges and have sold Poppy's as well the ... more
- Peggy on 'These women have shaken us up' Why should any murder be considered average? The victim is still dead and the impact on the family is just as great so why ... more
- Gloria on Breakfast clubs for schools And how do they determine whether the children are disadvantaged or the parents just plain lazy. more
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Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' horror
A young mother has been punched in the face by a cyclist after a road rage incident at Black Rock.
Rachel Wilson was with her two children - aged 11 and 9 - and her ill mother when the attack occurred on Beach Road about 1pm last Friday.
Ms Wilson, a Moe resident, did a U-turn in front of the cyclist who then followed her to a car park.
"That's when he said 'you can't do an effing U-Turn' and as he was saying it ... without warning he lunged through the car with a fist and punched me in the jaw," she told Neil Mitchell.
LISTEN: Rachel Wilson tells how her kids watched on in horror
"We just don't witness violence like that - the kids have never witnessed violence like that.
She says police have to catch the man, who she said was "fully suited up" in lycra and was aged in about his 40s.
"To get angry is one thing, but to hit a woman in front of her mother and children - we totally didn't see that happening," she said.
Meanwhile, lawyer David Galbally QC told Neil Mitchell cyclists needed identification to make them accountable for their actions.
“I’ve said this for a long time, this man will get away with it because he can’t be identified," he said.
“And it will be very difficult for the police to track him.
“I think registration stickers have to be on bikes or they have to be worn by the rider on the back of their clothing.”
NEIL'S TAKE: He really has to be caught. If he's done this once, he can do it again.
Peggy, Its not that cyclists don't want to be identified, ask to see my ID any day of the week on the bike and I'll pass it to you. Its the fees brought about by registration that are the problem.Nat Saturday 14 December, 2013 - 8:20 PM
The cyclist should be arrested and charged with assault and battery and the woman should probably attend traffic school to learn how to drive better.me Friday 13 December, 2013 - 5:48 PM
I'm from New Zealand and have been reading this blog. We have similar problems in NZ with motorists doing crazy stuff. But there is some lunatic cyclists out there too. We all get blamed by a small minority of stupid cyclists.
I've seen going through red lights, failing to stop at compulsory stops, not wearing bike helmets or reflectorised gear and many more stupid actions. The cyclist involved in the assault was wearing black, thats why the car didn't see you. Come on Cyclists "Be Safe and Be Seen".Geoff Friday 13 December, 2013 - 12:47 PM
Very true Greg, we have only heard her side of the story. So therefore why doesn't the big tough guy who punched her make himself known and come forward to give his side of the story. I bet that isn't going to happen! Not when your a coward like that!letsbefair Thursday 12 December, 2013 - 8:10 PM
This has nothing to do with accountability and everything to do with intolerance. There is no compelling argument for bicycle registration. On the other hand there are plenty of good arguments supporting peoples rights and abilities to enjoy a pastime without more government interference. Perhaps we are not quite as 'laid back' as we thought we were.Lukew Thursday 12 December, 2013 - 3:47 PM
So many cyclists here are complaining about bad drivers. I agree, there are a lot of bad drivers out there but there is one weapon you have against that. You can always take their registration and report them.
Can a driver do the same when one of you does something silly? No, because you are so restistan to beintg identified by a number plate.
I wonder why you resist so much. If you're doing nothing wrong then there won't be a problem.
This is not about paying for registaration. Pay once for the plate and keep riding. I would just like to know why the cyclists fight so hard against being identified. Can one please explain that?Peggy Thursday 12 December, 2013 - 12:32 PM