There is NO doubt whatsoever that the corporate media is a subservient government tool spreading government propaganda akin to 'communist' eastern Europe.
To make it PERFECTLY clear:
That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of
particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.
Under the plans, fine evaders would be blocked from overseas travel until they have paid any outstanding warrants.
The idea has been previously backed by the Napthine Government after Victoria's worst fine evader was believed to have fled the country in November with 807 unpaid fines worth $222,000.
A report by the Sentencing Advisory Council makes 49 recommendations to the government that also include: slashing infringements by 50 per cent for concession card holders and children; a HECS-style initiative to have the ATO collect outstanding fines; making directors personally liable for payment of infringements and fines incurred by corporations; and improving options for people to pay fines by completing community work or development courses.
Council chair Arie Freiberg said restricting overseas travel for people with outstanding warrants had seen a drastic increase in the amount of outstanding fines paid on the spot in other countries, including New Zealand.
They include prosecuting a husband and wife with almost $500,000 in fines and a man arrested for amassing almost 500 sheriff's warrants for toll road fees totalling $132,000.
“We don’t really want the courts wasting their time on these cases,” he said.
“The whole system was designed to keep these cases out of court. “If a court fine of infringement penalty is not paid, then no sanction has been imposed and the purposes of the sentence of penalty are not fulfilled,” he said.
The report found taxi drivers are among the worse dodgers for refusing to pay tolls, while 45 people were jailed for not paying fines between 2012 and 2013.
Attorney General Robert Clark said the Coalition had already moved to introduce sweeping reforms to the fines system with the Fines Reform Bill currently before Parliament.
The reforms include a single integrated system to track and collect fines, shorter timelines for enforcement, targeting repeat offenders with high levels of unpaid fines and tougher use of sanctions such as suspension or cancellation of vehicle registration.