Labor opposing East West Link - good news, at least for me.
There is no contract signed yet - so all uncertainty claims are quite
strange. It is up to the government in power to create certainty - by
waiting with the contracts until after the election.
The process is before the courts because the link did not go through a
proper planning, assessment and consultation process yet. The lack of
process created the uncertainty.
So the government can correct it by honouring process. This would make it
a decision made by a government which asked for a mandate from the
Below my letter to Terry Mulder (terence.mulder(a)parliament.vic.gov.au).
Maybe you would like to contact him too?
the Labor decision to dump the East West Link is a good one for us in
Please cancel the project if you care for Victoria. It may save hundred of
millions or billions of dollars of claims when the project finally ends in
the bin, as it should.
The East West Link is not a properly planned project. I contacted you before
about my concerns. Some of the events and claims are truly bizarre if you
are familiar with the area as I am.
I work in Kensington. I frequently use the bike track along the Mooney Ponds
Creek you want to overshadow with another bunch of lanes. I also spend a lot
of time waiting for and in trains from and to Craigieburn and Upfield which
never go on time.
It is not a surprise that the whole case is before the courts. The rush to
lock it in resulted in a shoddy process which defies logic and did never
satisfy requirements of proper consulting with the public. Even now, the
design is still work in progress, and some of the "corrections" over time
looked as professional as me designing a model train with my son. How can
this being assessed? How can the community have a sufficient input in this
How can you sign contracts with this uncertainty? It will be a liability for
any future government and all Victorians.
A tender process where you continue with one bidder only is another detail
not making sense. I never do that if I want a good deal.
You were elected with the Liberals claiming support for the Metro Rail Link.
You did not advance the project. Instead it became another train wreck of
"planning on the run".
Please bring that back into action instead of tinkering with the East West
Link if you want to do something for Victoria.
A so called "independent always" news outlet forgetting that the vast
majority of us don't have the costly advantage of living in the latte
sipping circle around the CBD. Arrogant ignorance multiplied by 1000.
What a bunch of Elitist and Selfish Bastards our political class have
I am lucky to have an employer that understands... and a job that allows me
to telecommute...but my youngest child is stuck on how to get to college in
the CBD from Lilydale...on an important day that requires a presence.
Upped to LT list...
On Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 2:25 AM, Rick Moen <rick(a)linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Brent Wallis (brent.wallis(a)gmail.com):
> > Supermarkets... hold more threat to your personal ability to operate
> > effectively with privacy and choice.
> It's a splendid and spirited rant, but I think you must have me confused
> with someone else, as I see zero threat from some piece of
> Poetteringware to my personal ability to operate effectively with
> privacy and choice. In fact, I tend to severely mock the 'systemd is
> being forced on me' crowd, as they are delusional and a bit pathetic.
> I'm the guy who pointed out exactly how to (trivially) not use it on
> Debian 8.0 Jessie, right here in this space, when asked how to do so.
> > Hint: Complaining that the "man" and whatever else evil org you chose to
> > lay blame on is a fault really sux. YOU HAVE A CHOICE!
> Yes, and I detailed the exact apt-get commands to exercise that choice.
> _Right here._ Perhaps you were sleeping?
> Oops... and apols I DID miss that!
> > Do what YOU think is the right way to go?
> I'm going to go enjoy a splendid cup of Scandinavian-strong coffee.
Hmm....Are you actually in Scandanavia?
Son moves to Hamburg on the 24th to join a team that codes real time 3D for
Heaven forbid.. he is a coffee snob as well and aims to take regular
trips North... over the next few years... I will warn him about you...send
me a pic so I can wack it on his "people to avoid" list ? :-P ;-)
> luv-main mailing list
Yes!!! Good for all!!!
It appears that ACIP is undertaking more consultation and they are
asking for further submission by 28 September, so it may be that a
further submission to strengthen the case may be appropriate.
It may also be good that other people and organisation (SFM) who also
submitted earlier did the same as well. Specially given that there is a
shift in the position towards our side.
On 05/08/15 20:44, Lev Lafayette wrote:
> People may be familiar that Linux Users of Victoria was involved in
> submissions against the Innovation Patents system for software.
> Along with others, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP)
> released a report last year recommending that the Innovation Patents be
> abolished for software.
> It would seem that the argument for net economic costs has now gone even
> further. The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) now
> recommends (follows) the abolition of the entire Innovation Patent system.