Archive for February, 2017

Photos from ten years ago: February 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2007.

Alstom Comeng 538M on an up Werribee service at Newport

‘Backpacker au pairs’ and lessons from Hong Kong

A few days ago ABC News published a piece titled “Calls for ‘backpacker au pair’ visa and industry regulation as parents seek affordable child care”, detailing how a group called the “Indonesia Institute” was suggesting that migrant workers should be allowed to enter Australia to work as low-cost childcare providers.

The architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations

In the past decade there has been a flurry of new and upgraded railway stations constructed across Melbourne, designed by a variety of local and international architecture firms. Here is my best effort at compiling a list of the architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations – any additions or corrections would be much appreciated.

View of the Southern Cross Station roof from 664 Collins Street

High vis vests make anyone look official

If you every have to walk through a railway station, never wear a high visibility vest – confused passengers will flock to you like seagulls on a chip.

Funnelling V/Line passengers past the Myki gates on the Collins Street concourse