Daniel Andrews Imploding Act

 
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

That's politics. She could have agreed to a 12-months extension six months ago.

".........................Often lost in the debate was the fact that Victoria is the only state that caps the maximum length of time a state of emergency can remain in force............."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-15/fact-file-emergency-powers-state-of-emergency-lockdown-victoria/12660726?nw=0

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
He has now turned to issuing fines of $1652 to cyclists who speed on their cycles around the Southbank area.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
About time.  It can be dangerous walking along Southbank with bicycles speeding past.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Is Dan scared of speeding cyclists wiping out those punters stumbling penniless out of Crown Casino?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It might be a handy distraction from the failures of the contact tracing system. Even the allegedly left-leaning (though strangely still harder on China than the Murdoch mainstream) ABC isn't holding back: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-25/victoria-coronavirus-contact-tracers-concerns-cake-shop/13186678

If you're in Melbourne and looking to buy a cake for an occasion, do your bit to right a wrong and consider buying from Marciano's Cakes. And ask your local MP to get them to supply for upcoming functions.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
He has now turned to issuing fines of $1652 to cyclists who speed on their cycles around the Southbank area.
"freightgate"
I think I'll do my speeding in a car; it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
He has now turned to issuing fines of $1652 to cyclists who speed on their cycles around the Southbank area.
I think I'll do my speeding in a car; it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
Valvegear
Just about to say the same thing.
The law is an as s.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

He has now turned to issuing fines of $1652 to cyclists who speed on their cycles around the Southbank area.
I think I'll do my speeding in a car; it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
Just about to say the same thing.
The law is an as s.
YM-Mundrabilla
I doubt the fines will actually stand up in court - just like all the supposedly "draconian" COVID penalties.

The same Australian Road Rules template is used in both SA and Victoria, and the attempt to limit cyclists to 10 km/h on shared paths in the Glenelg area got laughed out of court.

Also, 10 km/h is too slow as joggers will get held up. 20 would be more appropriate for not causing congestion, and simply enforcing the existing rules for giving way on a shared path would be even more appropriate.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
He has now turned to issuing fines of $1652 to cyclists who speed on their cycles around the Southbank area.
I think I'll do my speeding in a car; it's a hell of a lot cheaper.
Just about to say the same thing.
The law is an as s.
I doubt the fines will actually stand up in court - just like all the supposedly "draconian" COVID penalties.

The same Australian Road Rules template is used in both SA and Victoria, and the attempt to limit cyclists to 10 km/h on shared paths in the Glenelg area got laughed out of court.

Also, 10 km/h is too slow as joggers will get held up. 20 would be more appropriate for not causing congestion, and simply enforcing the existing rules for giving way on a shared path would be even more appropriate.
justapassenger
Agree but ' stand up in court' or not there is still cost and inconvenience of a defence.
10 km/h is only twice walking speed. A reasonably enforced 20 km/h would be more realistic although riding 'appropriate to the conditions' would be far more sensible still. It's not only pedal cyclists that are the problem but more so idiots riding electric scooters, electric skateboards and electric bikes who are a danger to all and sundry.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Also, 10 km/h is too slow as joggers will get held up. 20 would be more appropriate for not causing congestion, and simply enforcing the existing rules for giving way on a shared path would be even more appropriate.
"justapassenger"
"The joggers will get held up" Gawd save us.  Meanwhile, the ordinary pedestrians, some of who will undoubtedly be aged and/or infirm can take their chances.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Also, 10 km/h is too slow as joggers will get held up. 20 would be more appropriate for not causing congestion, and simply enforcing the existing rules for giving way on a shared path would be even more appropriate.
"The joggers will get held up" Gawd save us.  Meanwhile, the ordinary pedestrians, some of who will undoubtedly be aged and/or infirm can take their chances.
Valvegear
Existing laws are adequate to deal with dangerous cycling on shared paths. There is no need for a fake speed limit that will get laughed out of court at the first challenge.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Also, 10 km/h is too slow as joggers will get held up. 20 would be more appropriate for not causing congestion, and simply enforcing the existing rules for giving way on a shared path would be even more appropriate.
"The joggers will get held up" Gawd save us.  Meanwhile, the ordinary pedestrians, some of who will undoubtedly be aged and/or infirm can take their chances.
Existing laws are adequate to deal with dangerous cycling on shared paths. There is no need for a fake speed limit that will get laughed out of court at the first challenge.
justapassenger
ABSOLUTELY

When the hoons charging around Southbank @40kph scaring the bejesus out of pedestrians, breaking any number of existing and long standing regulations, including speed,
then they are deserving of at least the $1652 wack.

They are not doing 10 or even 20kph. It is not a laughing matter.
The fines are sliding scale upwards in accordance with how dangerous these clowns on bikes, scooters, e-bikes are.
The considerate ones in majority are keeping to the 10kph, ensuring the safety of all occupants of the shared space.

BTW definitely not a cheaper fine if you drove a car. VicPol now have authority to SHOOT such fools in pedestrian precinct.

Why posters here are abusing the Premier because the Police sworn to protect us,  are doing the job we expect of them, just beggars credulity.

cheers
John
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

There’s been a 10 km/h limit on Southbank for more than 5 years. It’s even more relevant now, as there is reduced space as a result of the increase in outdoor dining. If cyclists find 10 km/h too much of a challenge, make it easy for them and reduce it to 0 km/h.

The holier-than-thou lycra set insist on passing motor vehicles giving them a 1 m (1.5 m above 60 km/h) clearance yet don’t extend the same courtesy to pedestrians, as those of us who get clipped every now and then can attest.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
At Clarinda Shopping Centre in Melbourne's south-east, I once saw a defence mechanism against dangerous cyclists operated quite effectively. A young hoon was riding fast straight at pedestrians and swerving away at the last second. What fun! One gentleman didn't think so; he stood his ground and shot an arm out which "clothes-lined" the idiot off his bike flat onto his back. The gentleman "accidentally" trod on a wheel of the bike, bending the spokes, then said a few well chosen words to the hoon and went his way. Game over.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Andrews is now in intensive care in hospital having had a fall this morning.
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
He has several broken ribs and some vertebrae damage as a result.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
He has several broken ribs and some vertebrae damage as a result.
lsrailfan

This is not good.  around 4 years ago I fell down a staircase and was amazed I only had severe bruising and was not seriously injured.  Falls can do a lot of damage.

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed he will be in intensive care over the next few days after suffering vertebrae damage and “several broken ribs”.

Mr Andrews said he fell on a set of “slippery stairs”. “Early this morning, I was admitted to hospital after slipping and falling on wet and slippery stairs,” Mr Andrews said in a statement.
The Australian

It does sound serious.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
I don't look down this end of the RP pressure cooker to much, bit to much heat here for me but has don got a get well card circulating for Dan the man ?

BigShunter.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

He has several broken ribs and some vertebrae damage as a result.

This is not good.  around 4 years ago I fell down a staircase and was amazed I only had severe bruising and was not seriously injured.  Falls can do a lot of damage.

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed he will be in intensive care over the next few days after suffering vertebrae damage and “several broken ribs”.

Mr Andrews said he fell on a set of “slippery stairs”. “Early this morning, I was admitted to hospital after slipping and falling on wet and slippery stairs,” Mr Andrews said in a statement.

It does sound serious.
bevans
Wet stairs, eh. Should exonerate the member for cook, he doesn’t hold a hose.

Even a moderate fall/slip can result in major damage, mother in law broke a hip in a carpeted lounge room.
I slipped on five stairs and for the next week or so, was manoeuvring around the house on a wheeled office chair, hopefully Dan won’t suffer permanent damage.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I don't look down this end of the RP pressure cooker to much, bit to much heat here for me but has don got a get well card circulating for Dan the man ?
BigShunter
Yes; Don has produced a tasteful card with the letters U P Y O U R S on the front. I think it stands for Us Poor Yokels Offer United Real Sympathy.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Well well well

https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/03/daniel-andrews-is-under-investigation-for-indictable-criminal-offences-over-hotel-quarantine-weve-got-the-inside-story/
bevans

No 'wells' it's utter rubbish as the proviso in the links' bottom par states.

Bevans, you keep looking under rocks. Leave it to the representative from SA or Andrew Blot, you know...the far right loonies.

Mike.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Yeah Peta Credlin put her angry face on at her 6pm diatribe last night and sneered her way through this. As with most of the bile she spits at Dan Andrews, it never rates a mention in the mainstream media the next day or so. See what happens this time. Careful what you wish for in regards to age care, thats Federal.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

No 'wells' it's utter rubbish as the proviso in the links' bottom par states.

Bevans, you keep looking under rocks. Leave it to the representative from SA or Andrew Blot, you know...the far right loonies.

Mike.
The Vinelander

Ok Mike.

i will finish by saying this is the latest doing the rounds.

  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Is that against the law Bevans? Unlike say.... doing the right thing and standing aside whilst rape allegations are resolved not illegal  but, or illegal  actions regarding Robodebt.

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