Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Give with one hand, take with another

All over Melbourne, the Liberal Government is covering the city with posters promoting cuts to zone 2 public transport fares, as part of their ‘Moving Victoria’ propaganda campaign. Meanwhile a more insidious fare rise is hiding in the wings, yet to be publicised.

The recent 'Free CBD trams and cheaper fares' election promise already promoted as part of the existing 'Moving Victoria' campaign

East West Link and spam blogs

A few weeks ago in my Twitter feed I found somebody taking the piss of an news article, which described the proposed East West Link freeway as “replenish seductiveness”. Even the most simple minded freeway advocate would never write something so nonsensical, so I dug deeper into the linked article.

East West Link will "replenish seductiveness"

PTV and the ‘Model Commuters’ campaign

Over the weekend Public Transport Victoria launched a new education campaign titled ‘Model Commuters’, with the aim of promoting good behaviour on public transport. However the story behind it is long and twisted.

Screenshot of the PTV Model Commuters website

Southern Cross Station’s new Water Tower Clock

Last week a new clock was unveiled at Southern Cross Station – not a brand new one, but a 130 year old ‘Water Tower Clock’ that was originally installed at Flinders Street Station. A nice piece of heritage restored – but unfortunately the motives behind it are less than pure.

Restored Water Tower Clock now on display on the main concourse

‘Chuggers’ inside Melbourne railway stations

As someone who works in the Melbourne CBD, running into “chuggers” (private contractors paid by charities to raise funds) is an every day occurrence. Normally they just clutter up street corners and are easy enough to avoid, but last night I ran into street fundraisers from Médecins Sans Frontières working the unpaid area of Flagstaff station.

Street fundraisers at work in the unpaid area of Flagstaff station during evening peak