As of 3pm yesterday the Labor Government caved in and has restored the travel allowances it removed. In the end the government realised that they were done, with even the Greens supporting the return of the allowance. It is interesting to note that only the independent Rob Oakshot opposed it's return.
This is a huge victory for common sense and people power, and goes to show that if you are right and willing to fight hard you can win, especially with the support of great organisations such as change.org.
Thank you one and all who supported this cause and those who signed the petition.