- 'We need to get tough on truckies'
- Hinch freed from jail sans beard
- Woman nearly dies after lack of labelling
- Melbourne's rail horror
- Beach rules are a dog's breakfast
- East West protestors vow to continue fight
- Setting the record Strait
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- ivan tipp on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truckie bashing is GREAT for a few points Neil. But remember the driver of that small truck was a ratbag. more
- poppitt on Hinch freed from jail sans beard 50 days for $100,000.00 wow why would anyone pay fines. more
- jgl Melb on Hinch freed from jail sans beard A garden variety prison release,or the second coming of Christ? more
- Gloria on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn, please, please, please grow your beard back. more
- PH on Hinch freed from jail sans beard My first though looking at that photo was Darren James in 30 years time. more
- Pat Heuvel on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Definitely not the right thing to do. You want to crack down on someone? crack down on the ones that use their phones while ... more
- darrin on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn your lucky i know people have had to spend 1 day per $100 but i guess like most people with some fame to there name ... more
- Sarah on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truck drivers are constantly speeding on the roads I travel. I have watched a truck in front of me lose control and jack ... more
- joe on 'We need to get tough on truckies' I think a good idea for the point system on your licence is that the first 4 points are normal fines. Then next 4 points are ... more
- Russell Watts on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Neil, it should not matter if you are a truck driver or not, if you lose 12 points then you lose your licence. But the laws ... more
- Andrew on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Hi Neil. Why not extend fines to trucking companies as well as drivers? Truck company gets the same fine as the driver? Or a ... more
- poppitt on 'We need to get tough on truckies' They are supposed to be professional drivers, they are supposed to know the law. I think most truck drivers are fantastic ... more
- poppitt on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... Everything packaged or not should be labelled. It is not enough for the customer to ask, my son has gluten intolernace, asks ... more
- Wendy on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... How ridiculous not having to label fresh salad ingredients by law! It's still got ingredients and someone is still going to ... more
- Hazel Finney on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Bass Coast Council brought this ban through without proper consultation from the public. more
- Olga on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast We pay to camp on the foreshore on the peninsula where dogs can roam all day. They pee on our towels our kids are scared. ... more
- Aria Judilla on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Forget the beaches, we can't even take our kids to the park anymore because of the dogs that run up to them and paw them and ... more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast NO CONFIDENCE in the Bass Coast council more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Dogs on a lead at all times along Inverloch beach. Fine then $500 Bass Coast. We got a new Council full of spin and lies and ... more
- ian on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Have you ever sat near or on dog POO. more
David Galbally QC's red light fine letter
Leading Australian QC David Galbally has provided 3AW listeners with the following template letter to send to the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice if they believe they have been wrongly fined by dodgy red-light cameras.
COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW TEMPLATE or and send it to:
Dept of Justice
GPO Box 4356
Melbourne VIC 3000
To the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice,
On the [insert date] I was fined [$ insert details] for proceeding through a red light situated on [insert details of road/street] of [insert details of suburb].
It has now become apparent that the red light camera was not correctly calibrated and I should not have been fined. [**If the writer has lost their licence - add the following - **Furthermore, as a consequence of paying the fine, I received demerit points resulting in my loss of licence. The loss of licence has caused me financial loss which can only be attributed to the failure of the red light camera to operate properly.]
Please advise as to what steps you are taking to refund the fine, remove my demerit points and compensate me for the loss caused as a consequence of a demerit point being recorded against my licence.
In the event that you do not respond within 14 days, I will have no alternative but to look to my legal rights.
VICROADS: The validity of thousands of red light camera fines are being questioned following an audit. Last month the Rumour File revealed Altona Meadows man Gordon Bishop had challenged a red light camera fine in court and won. Details here.
NEIL MITCHELL: Vicroads has known about this since January this year and they didn’t tell anybody. Now they were forced into an audit they should have done almost a year ago. They have been slow, incompetent and misleading to motorists.
@ Dan Connelly,
You wouldn't have lost your licence just for one red light ticket. You were obviously just a poor driver to have racked up so many points already. There are driving courses you can do to improve.Peter Hillster Monday 12 November, 2012 - 7:07 AM
I was aledgely caught at Doncaster and Williamsons rd intercection, missed my due date to respond for option 1 and lost my licence for 3 months. I have since been paying $200 a day for a drive as i am self employed and needed to get to jobs.
So thanks for your input hereDan Connolly Friday 9 November, 2012 - 2:17 PM
Has anyone had a response to their letter yet? The letter states that after 14days legal action will be taken. We're still waiting.Pat Cavalot Friday 9 November, 2012 - 9:47 AM
As with Vince I was caught at the intersection of Williamson Road and Doncaster Road on 14 Nov 2011. I knew something was wrong so asked for the photographs from Civic Compliance and then wrote a letter to them. I eventually paid, not before videoing the traffic lights and comparing with other major intersections. I to wanted to go to court but told process too hard. Can you please also provide me with the relevent address for the Minister of Roads and Dept of Justice.
Keep up the good work - I also will get an apology from my wife who says I am a steed merchant which I am not. I had 0 demerit points, now have 3Andrew Monday 22 October, 2012 - 1:24 PM
Thanks,Neil for a stirling job.
I was nabbed at the intersection of Doncaster Rd.and Willimsons Rd.during that period.I was convinced that I had not committed the offence,but felt it a waste of time appealing against it.The time on the red was deemed to be 1.5 seconds.
Could you please post the address for the Minister for Roads and the Dept.of Justice
Vince.Vince O' Connor Friday 19 October, 2012 - 5:33 PM
Thanks so much for providing the letter and information as to how to deal with these red light infringements.
I was drafting my own when i found your template online.
What a Gentleman!!Romy Hendel Thursday 11 October, 2012 - 10:02 PM