Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pedestrian Safety Public Transport Melbourne 'HomeSafe' 24 Hour Weekend Public Transport to Start by New Years Eve 2015 Herald Sun Dec. 1st 2014 Community Safety

This blog strongly opposes certain reforms

VicRoads is currently considering:
“under one suggested reform,

cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. 
And the same could also APPLY  at pedestrian lights."   

"PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;"

"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."

Herald Sun 12.9.14

Around-the-clock weekend public expected TO START by New Year’s Eve next year (2015)

Grand Final Day off, 24-hour Melbourne transport among Andrews Government pledges

The day of the AFL Grand Final parade is set to become a public holiday in Victoria.
The day of the AFL Grand Final parade is set to become a PUBLIC holiday in Victoria.
VICTORIANS will get a day off work before the next AFL Grand Final, with Labor’s plan to provide an extra public holiday to be in PLACE by next year.
Around-the-clock weekend public transport will take longer to SET UP, and is expected TO START by New Year’s Eve next year.
These are just some of the big changes the new Labor Government will IMPLEMENT.
Premier-elect Daniel Andrews­ will need 12 months to fulfil his PROMISE of 24-hour public transport on weekends but other changes could come much sooner.
Cage fighting is likely to start next year after Mr Andrews­ promised to reverse the ban.

Andrews to get Vic Parliament back to work
The Herald Sun on Monday REVEALED a blockbuster Ultimate Fighting Championship match, which would ­attract 50,000 spectators, was PENCILLED in to take place at Etihad Stadium in 2015.
Victorians will get two extra public holidays, with one on the Friday before Grand Final Day next year.
It is UNDERSTOOD the promised public holiday would only need to be recorded in the Government Gazette to be made official.
Workers in RETAIL and hospitality may also enjoy extra penalty rates for working Easter Sunday after Labor promised to look at making the day an official public holiday.
Other changes include half price registration for TRADE apprentices­ and a cap on council rate increases to match CPI.
Parents of young babies will also be given whooping cough vaccines and children will not be allowed to enrol in childcare without A CERTIFICATE confirming all immunisations.

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