yeh I think youre basically right but this was years ago just after the law was passed.
That said I think the main problem is the concept of cycling as some kind off societal/political body. When that’s the case then you have already shot yourself in the foot because every action you do speaks for all others from the group. It doesn’t apply to car driving so unclear why it does for ppl who ride bikes.
More generally my main gripe is the Australian habit of being so gleeful in their desire to dob others in. I see ppl break the law all the time but you see a particular desire to call out everything cyclists do wrong.