Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Telling a racist where to go

Last night I was headed out of the city on a packed route 57 tram, along with the usual Wednesday night crowd of people headed for the night market held at the Queen Victoria Market. Among them were a number of people chattering away in a foreign language, when a tattoo covered troglodyte said under his breath to his scraggy looking girlfriend:

You’re in Australia: Speak English!

Such a classic line!

Conscience money in Australia

The other day the topic of “conscience money” was recently brought up – money paid by guilty people to the government in an effort to clear their conscience. So how widespread was it?

Finding a five dollar note underneath your windscreen wiper?

True Blue Aussie? (your jet says otherwise)

Plenty of people and corporations go around calling themselves “true blue” Australians, but how can they prove it? Qantas goes around and slaps a big “Spirit of Australia” message down the side of every jet they own…

Qantas (Jetconnect) 737-400 ZK-JTQ (note the NZ registration)

Cross-border vehicle registration capers

Come the first of January 2014, Victorians will no longer need to affix registration labels to their car windscreens – VicRoads is finally abolishing them. We aren’t the first state to do, which presented some troubles when neighbouring South Australia did away with them in 2012…

Holden Commodore station wagon for the VicRoads

Planespotting at Mount Hotham Airport

For most people a winter drive up the mountains means a skiing holiday, but for me it was a chance to photograph planes at Australia’s highest altitude airport.

Approaching Mount Hotham: Qantas Dash-8 200 VH-TQG