transport

Flyer highlights public transport – are Coalition MPs starting to get worried?

YEARS ago, it might have been strange to think the fortunes of a government could rest on a suburban railway line. That was before the last Victorian election, when the Frankston train line became a potent symbol of the Brumby government's transport woes: overcrowded carriages, ageing infrastructure, myki cost blowouts. Labor hardheads call it the Frankston Train Wreck - that fateful polling

Melbourne

Does the MFB/CFA boundary need revising?

The Victorian Government is pushing ahead with reform in emergency and disaster management. I can't say I know a lot about it, but one reform that I've long thought they should consider is a re-drawing of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade/Country Fire Authority boundaries. They simply don't make sense. The CFA covers large areas of outer-suburban Melbourne, including Springvale, Dandenong and Fr

books, Melbourne, Net

Some silly things

A fire in Springvale, to which the CFA responds. C'mon, Springvale. What is this, 1960? East of Westall Road isn't paddocks anymore. Surely it's time to re-draw the MFB/CFA boundaries? The metro/country taxi boundaries are similar, aren't they? Time for an update. Odd. I found a quarterly magazine that retails for $7, but is $44 per year by subscription?! What's with those fake Tintin t-s