A WOMAN believed to be a Victorian Government official is the latest commuter captured on camera launching into a racist tirade on a Melbourne train.
A witness claimed the woman appeared to be wearing a lanyard similar to those worn by Department of Justice employees as she was filmed on a Dandenong-bound service on Tuesday by her victim, who was abused after asking the woman to remove her bag from a seat.
“If my son doesn’t want to sit near someone of your race that’s totally his opinion and neither do I,” the woman says.
“I’m allowed to have my bag here, you don’t own the public network, do you? No you don’t.”
She then closed her argument stating: “I’m not racist, I hate everyone equally.”
The victim took her daughter off the train at Dandenong station where she pleaded her case with two PSOs.
“I was upset and hurt because I love Australia,” the victim told Channel 9.
Passenger Louise Daglish witnessed the attack and said one of the worst comments the offender unleashed was stating the bomb in Hiroshima had not “been big enough”.
“She had a lanyard around her neck with ‘justice’ written on it which she was waving around saying things like, ‘I know the law’,” Ms Daglish said.
“She was leaning over her trying to get her phone (and) yelling ‘I’m going to smash your phone, I’m going to smash you if you don’t give it to me’.”
Despite the victim claiming to have replayed the footage to the PSOs, no action has been taken over the attack.
“I screamed … I thought I didn’t make a good case to the police,” the victim said.
But a Victoria Police spokeswoman said the two PSOs denied the woman presented the footage or told them she had been racially abused, assaulted or personally threatened.
“The PSOs advised her they were not in a position to take action as based on her account of events to them, no offences had occurred,” the statement said.