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A female cyclist was knocked from her bike on Collins Street in Melbourne yesterday when a man opened the passenger-side door of a taxi.

The woman captured the incident, and the follow-up conversation she had with the man who stepped out of the taxi, on camera.

Would never happen in Dublin.

UPDATE: Man comes forward to police over CBD car-dooring (The Age)

Police urged to charge passenger after cyclist car-doored in CBD (The Age)

Thanks Mark Geary


“Victoria’s most senior Catholic has told a parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse the church was too slow to act in the past when dealing with paedophile priests.”

“The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, is giving evidence at the inquiry, which is investigating the church’s response to allegations of abuse.Archbishop Hart admitted that in one case it took the church 18 years to de-frock a paedophile priest.”

“But he said ‘it was better late than never’. He said he and the church wish they could have acted earlier.”

“‘We were restricted by the fact that the law had to be changed,’ he said.”‘We were restricted by him (the priest) being in prison.'”

“He also acknowledged that one of his predecessors, Archbishop Frank Little, had kept information about two paedophile priests secret and moved them to other parishes.”


Archbishop admits church too slow to act against abuse (ABC News)

Thanks Mark Geary

As the hearse prepared to pull away slowly along Flinders Street through a guard of honour formed by Melbourne players donning blazers presented to them by Stynes just days before his death, cheers erupted from Federation Square.

Sam Stynes blew kisses and waved to the thousands of mourners gathered as she [and her children including son Tiernan, and daughter Matisse, above] got into the funeral car. The claps from the crowd – which numbered at least 16,000, according to state government estimates – began quietly but quickly rose to meet the volume of St Paul’s bell as they rang out.

Then came three cheers, more applause and whistles for the much-loved man who had come from Ireland as a teenager and adopted Melbourne as his home.


‘All A Bad Dream’: Widow Farewells Jim Stynes At emotional Melbourne Funeral (The Age)

Previously: If You’d Like To More About Jim Stynes

Thanks Mark Geary