Dear Fellow Australians,
Below is a PENALTY NOTICE I received yesterday regarding not voting last March.
Despite my demanding Trial by Jury, the Magistrate proceded to enforce Summary Laws that Australians must vote and vote for candidates they may not want to vote for, ie: COMPULSORY PREFERENTIAL VOTING.
I believe that, as a FREEMAN, it is my RIGHT TO VOTE and to vote how I choose.
I believe that, as a FREEMAN, I should NOT BE FORCED to vote if I choose not to and I should NOT BE FORCED to vote for candidate/s I choose not to vote for.
I believe that, as a FREEMAN, only 12 other FREEMEN can decide what are my RIGHTS and decide if I have done wrong.
The PENALTIES for not voting their way, ie: as dictated by the Australian Parliament, include "Civil action to seize and sell your property. Deduction of money from your wages and/or bank accounts. Community service work. Commitment to prison.".
NOTICE OF PENALTY
CASE NO: 20218226103/2
TOTAL DUE: $ 611.00
DATE DUE: 12111/2003
Please forward payments to:
Registrar of the Local Court
143-147 LIVERPOOL ST
19 ELM PLACE
NORTH ROCKS 2151
If you require a receipt please tick the box
MAIL ORDER AUTHORITY FOR PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
BANKCARD MASTER CARD VISA
Account No. .............................................................
Please detach this portion and forward with your payment
PROSECUTOR: STATE ELECTORAL OFFICE
DATE OF HEARING: 15/10/2003
OFFENCE: ELECTOR FAIL TO RECORD VOTE AT AN ELECTION AS REQUIRED
OFFENCE DATE/PLACE:on the 22/03/2003 SYDNEY
COURT COSTS: $61.00
LAW ENFORCEMENT COSTS: $ 500.00
WITNESS EXPENSES: $0.00
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: $611.00
DATE DUE: 12/11/2003
iF PAYMENT OF THE PENALTY IS NOT MADE TO THIS OFFICE BY THE DATE SHOWN ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL COMMENCE.
All payments, enquiries and correspondence should be directed to:
The Registrar of the Local Court
143-147 LIVERPOOL ST
If you make enquiries about this matter you must refer to the CASE NO. shown at the top of this notice.
INFORMATION FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IS PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THIS FORM. If you do not understand the information provided, advice should be sought. If you do not have a Solicitor then the staff at any Local Court Office will assist you.
PAYMENTS AND ENQUIRIES:
Payments by Post
Cheques or money orders payable to the Clerk of the Local Court should be posted, together with the top of this notice, to the postal address shown on the face of this notice. You must quote the Case Number when sending payments.
Payments in person:
You should attend the Local Court office at the address shown on the face of the notice between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.00 pm Monday - Friday.
Payment by credit card:
The Local Court at the Downing Centre, Sydney accepts payment by Bankcard, Visa or Mastercard.
Post The mail Order Authority provided on the face of this notice must be completed in full and forwarded to this office.
Phone Payments will be accepted in this manner by calling telephone no. 9287-7945 during the hours of 9 am to 4pm. You will need to supply the information contained in the Mail Order Authority.
TIME TO PAY:
If you cannot pay the total amount payable by the DUE DATE shown overleaf, you should apply for further time to pay. It may be necessary for you to provide written information about your financial circumstances. This may be done at your nearest Local Court.
ENFORCEMENT ACTION TAKEN ON BREACH OF TIME TO PAY ARRANGEMENTS:
Any fine and costs that is not paid within the time allowed will be referred to the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO). If you still do not pay, the SDRO has the power to recover outstanding moneys by suspending and/or cancelling your driver's licence or cancelling your vehicle registration. The SDRO may also seize and sell your assets, deduct moneys from your wages or order community service. The SDRO may imprison people who breach community service. Additional costs will be payable if enforcement action is taken by the SDRO.
You may have a right of appeal to the District Court against the court's decision. An appeal must be lodged within 21 days of the date of hearing and may be lodged at any Court Registry. If you do not lodge your appeal within that time you need to seek leave of the court to appeal - this must be done within 3 months of the date of hearing. Further information may be obtained at any court registry. There is a fee involved.
APPLICATION FOR ANNULMENT AND REHEARINGS:
Application may be made to a Local Court for annulment and rehearing of the matter in certain circumstances. If your application is successful the matter will be reheard by a Local Court. The application may be made at any court registry where advice and assistance will be given on making the application. An application for annulment must be made within a certain time after the date of hearing. Further information may be obtained from any Local Court registry.
Taxation convictions: If this notice relates to a penalty imposed after you were served with a summons by post an application for rehearing must be made before the time to pay by the court has expired OR within 21 days after service of this notice. The application may he made at most court registries. You should attend or ring your nearest court registry to get further advice.
VICTIMS COMPENSATION LEVY:
You may have to pay a Victims Compensation Levy in addition to any penalty and costs ordered to be paid by the court. If a Levy is payable, the amount to be paid is included in the TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Enquiries about the Levy may be made at any court registry.
You should have this notice with you when making enquiries.
APPLICATION FOR TIME TO A COURT IMPOSED FINE
(Fines Act 1996 Sections 10 & 11)
DATE OF BIRTH:
DRIVERS LICENCE NO:
COURT CASE REFERENCE NUMBER/S:
D AT E OF HEARING:
I apply for time to pay (further time to pay) the fines imposed in respect to the above matters.
I apply for further time to pay the fine at the rate of
Lump sum. payment within ______________ (specify period i.e. 2S days., 2 months etc.)or
$ per week fortnight month ( please complete)
To the Clerk of the Court
1. The declaration as to means and assets setting out sources of income, property and liabilities on the back hereof must be completed by the Applicant.
2. The applicant should also provide where applicable copies of documentary evidence supporting the matters contained in the declaration e.g. copy of bank statements. pay slips, evidence of receipt of pension, etc.
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PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE IMMEDIATELY
* You have had a matter dealt with by a Court. The attached notice shows details of the amount you have to pay. If you have changed your address recently, TELL THE REGISTRY IMMEDIATELY.
• YOU HAVE 28 DAYS TO PAY THE AMOUNT
o It is payable to the address shown on the notice.
o For further time to pay you can apply to any Court Registry within that 28 day period.
• If within 28 days
o You do not pay; or
o You do not make a time to pay arrangement
The matter will be referred to the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) for enforcement
• This will involve additional costs to yourself.
• Enforcement action can include the following:
o Suspension or cancellation of your driver's licence or vehicle registration, regardless of the type of offence;
o Civil action to seize and sell your property.,
o Deduction of money from your wages and/or bank accounts.,
o Community service work;
o Commitment to prison
It is in your interests to pay your penalty or make a time to pay arrangement NOW