Parking Fines

Parking fines are almost always illegal and the reasons why can be quickly seen when you understand the nature of the fine that has been issued.

The first type of fine is a private parking fine – these can be found in every state of Australia, often in shopping centre car parks. They are issued by a private company with an ABN and there have been numerous cases in recent times that clearly state that these fines are illegal. Do a search on Google for the “Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Parking Patrols Pty Ltd & Anor” case which says that private companies cannot issue fines because only government agencies are allowed to issue fines.

Now, this brings us to the second type of parking fines that can be found – so-called “local council” fines. Now, these are the most common type of parking fine and they are unlawfully issued by local councils. Now the issue arises in that these local councils attempt to pervert the course of justice by suggesting that they are, in fact, local governments – the problem is that this is simply NOT true.

You see, back in 1988 there was a referendum which asked all Australians if they allowed for the establishment and continuance of local government and this question was defeated by a resounding “no” vote, by the people of Australia. This quite clearly means that local councils are not and cannot be local governments.

You will further note that these local councils have ABNs and so, like private companies they have no lawful right what-so-ever to issue fines. It is also important to note that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void and so, any parking “fine” that is issued is illegal and un-enforceable and our e-book shows you exactly how to fight them.