Yours truly’s mug has been used in an article in the Australian newspaper (online only I guess) covering the Western Australian Premier’s 2013 message to the people. Premier Colin Barnett has encouraged kindness in his message in light of growing concerns about road rage incidents. The original story that the photo shoot was undertaken for can be found here.
The relevant part of the article is quoted below … see the link above for the full article.
GROWING pains in Perth have led to ‘terrible’ road rage incidents, which have prompted premier Colin Barnett to encourage kindness in his New Year message.
“I understand that it is easy to get frustrated when driving, especially when dealing with road works and congestion, so I urge people to please try to have patience on the roads,” Mr Barnett said.
“As Perth evolves into a bigger city, I encourage all of us to continue to hold on to the qualities we still value such as courtesy and kindness, gentleness and consideration for each other.
“This makes it important for us all to take care, to slow down on the roads and to keep an eye out for each other.”
Whilst it is good to see cycling get a mention at least via the photo I do find it amusing that a photo of myself is used in this context. I have not exactly being a supporter of the Liberal/National government in its approach to cycling infrastructure and road safety in Western Australia.