The Null Device
Bad things are happening in Melbourne, with the Labor government having
done a back-flip and having put all the former Kennett government's freeway
projects back on the agenda, whilst continuing to neglect public transport.
The local inner-city rag Metro News says that this is largely due to the
voter demographics shifting to the outer suburbs; the ALP needs the votes
of SUV-driving outer suburbanites who don't use public transport and for whom
the inner city is just some place to get through as quickly as possible,
and thus the more of it is paved over, the better.
And what are the vegetarian bicyclists of the inner city going to do about
it: vote Liberal? (Anyway, among non-dreadlocked circles, the prevailing
wisdom is that public transport is a discredited ideology, much like
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