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Is pirating media the same as evading fares?

Is pirating media the same as evading fares?

Public transport fare evaders and media pirates are adept at justifying their behaviour, but the former is much more problematic than torrenting Game of Thrones or Christmas in the Heart

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Does lousy service justify fare evasion?

Any optimist who thinks civic virtue is flourishing in our cities should have a look at the ease with which public transport fare evaders rationalise and justify their behaviour

Is the 9% increase in public transport fares…fair?

Is the 9% increase in public transport fares…fair?

Many people are outraged that the Government has dared to increase public transport fares in real terms. From 1 January, fares in Melbourne will rise by around 9%, well in excess of the rate of inflation (3.6% for the 12 months to the September Quarter). From what I can make out, I don’t think anyone […]

Do Melbourne’s trams need conductors?

Do Melbourne’s trams need conductors?

On the face of it, The Green’s case for the reintroduction of tram conductors looks pretty convincing. They say that for a net cost of just $6-9 million p.a., 1,000 conductors could be placed on all of Melbourne’s 500 odd trams from the first service to the last. The Green’s proposal rests firmly on the assumption […]