I don’t know what’s wrong with The Age web site, but frequently the online version of the Letters page leaves big slabs of text out of people’s letters. They did it with mine this morning, which is a response to a letter in yesterday’s Age. Given the heading they gave it, the missing first paragraph means it makes no sense whatsoever. Here it is in full:
Letter from a fan?
Two cheers for Graeme Russell for rushing to the defence of Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky (Letters, 21/10). But is this the same Graeme Russell who, until recently, was Ms Kosky’s Chief of Staff?
Meanwhile, Premier John Brumby has poured cold water on the new public transport plan produced by Melbourne’s local councils. The financial crisis will make it difficult to finance public transport projects such as new rail lines, he says. This is a bit rich coming from a Premier who has just signed off on his share of $700 million for a new road, and is contemplating spending billions more on freeways.
Secondly, the Channel 31 “Conflict of Interest” programme I recorded last week (for which they sent me a bottle of Grenache as thanks) airs tonight at 9:30. I’ve had little practice at long form interviews, particularly television, and I hope I didn’t make too much of a fool of myself. (They usually post it on Youtube after broadcast, so I’ll link to it from here when that happens.)
Would you believe I forgot to tune-in, but here it is:
See also: Introductory segment.
Thirdly, rally for better PT outside Flinders Street Station, Sunday midday. Be there!