Giulia Jones was riding a bike for a while after losing her licence for speeding. Philosophers have said that a flower that grows in dung heap is still a flower. True, but the smell gets in the nose nevertheless.
What makes the story interesting is that she was the police spokeswoman at the time.
“Liberal leader Alistair Coe has stood by Mrs Jones, saying she would continue in her role as police spokeswoman.”Liberal MLA Giulia Jones loses licence for speeding, The Canberra Times, May 28, 2020
The opposition’s police spokeswoman Giulia Jones lost her licence for multiple speeding offences earlier this year. She is now back on the road, after surrendering her licence for three months. Mrs Jones was nabbed speeding on multiple occasions, copping a number of low-range speeding offences. “I made a mistake and accepted the consequences,” she said. “After three months of getting around on my bicycle, it’s given me some additional perspective and I’m looking forward to starting a-fresh.” Liberal leader Alistair Coe has stood by Mrs Jones, saying she would continue in her role as police spokeswoman. Mrs Jones was reportedly going through a “stressful” period at the time of the offences, with one of her children undergoing treatment for a medical condition. Mrs Jones has documented her ride to work on a bicycle on social media over the past few of months. Asked whether he thought Mrs Jones should keep her role as police spokeswoman, Police Minister Mick Gentleman said it was a decision for Mr Coe. “She was cycling to work I understand. That would be a lesson for her, and I imagine a decision for Mr Coe,” he said.Liberal MLA Giulia Jones loses licence for speeding, The Canberra Times, May 28, 2020