Category Archives: Australia
Australia is the name of an island continent in the southern hemisphere, between the pacific and Indian oceans. Europeans arrived in great numbers starting on January 26 1788. Extensive conflict with the original peoples ( who had been living there for at least 40,000 years) has continued in different forms to the present day. No peace treaty has ever been signed.
I must be getting old, I thought cannabis went out of fashion when roller skates, flares and disco music did.
But seriously, there is a rally in on April 20 in flagstaff gardens, so if your most recent Sunday was a bit boring get along there show your support and meet some really friendly chilled out people. When you get to the rally be sure to mention occupymelbourne.net and you might win a free sample, you also might get a quizzical look and a free sample anyway, or just the quizzical look, it’s hard to say. Another likely feature is the apparent verbal sorcery of several guys with a high level of awareness of the law demonstrating ways to make the police go away without charging anyone with anything.
Should the legal status of Cannabis Sativa be changed?
Before considering consuming any substance please do your own research, these days people are even killed by peanut butter and bee stings.
A good place to start your research is http://www.erowid.org/
No one is going to tell you how to live your life, you have to make your own decisions.
I can hear you all saying ‘WTF’ right now.
Firstly look at the legal definition of driver, basically someone paid by someone else to drive a vehicle. So ask yourself “was anyone paying or employing me while I was just doing that?”
Likely the answer was no unless you were at work. So if it is in your own time you are not a driver, a driver is an occupation or at least part of an occupation if you drive and do other things for work.
You are not a driver if it is just a means of transport to your place of work.
Drivers license if you are a driver you certainly need this, if you are not a driver it is completely optional, but will cause other complications around registration and insurance.
Even if you have a drivers license and receive an infringement notice, got back to the golden question, “Were you employed and being paid for the time at the exact moment of the alleged infringement?”.
If the answer is no you are not liable.
Don’t argue the point at the roadside, remember the thug has a gun and other nasty stuff (batons, OC spray, etc.).
Just play the paper war later on, it’s far more frustrating for the police, and far safer for you.
Just take what ever paper they give you, and admit nothing.
Never leave the vehicle if at all possible.
So take your infringement notice and read it carefully, find the address for correspondence and write a letter noting the reference number of the infringement notice and the person who issued it.
Tell them something like in the letter.
<your address for mail>
xx//yy/201x (the date)
<their address for mail>
Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms <Policeman/Policewoman>
Re: infringement notice #XXXXXXXXXXXX
Please produce the wage slip that proves that I was the driver at the time.
Please prove your claim in a properly constituted court of law.
<your own name>
They will most likely reply by withdrawing the fine and replacing it with a warning, unless you injured someone, smashed into something ( an injured party exists) or it was for drunk or stoned driving.
The correct court for these fines legally is the high court (though some people will argue no court in Australia is actually legal), which is going to cost them at least $800 just to file the complaint, to try to prove their claim ( the infringement notice). If the cost they might win from paying $800 upfront is less than $800 they are going to lose no matter what happens. This is the true nature of the legal system here it is all about the money. All law is commercial law, keep that in mind when you are dealing with the police lawyers and the courts.
They only exist to make a profit, if there is not profit they simply don’t care.
If this is the only research you have done, you haven’t done enough, but you have started in a good place.
I will add more later relating to entirely commercial nature of law and how we have all been tricked into accepting it.
You are not driving a car, you are traveling in an automobile, while you are not liable to pay fines or infringement notices, you are liable for damage you cause to other parties.
In an extremely unexpected announcement The Greens party leader Adam Bandt admits global warming is not real.
Basically were a Marxist party so we really want to internally rot any country that has not accepted cultural and/or economic Marxism.
The Global Warming Carbon Tax is a perfect vehicle for this, its economically destructive, it appeals to individual guilt for an imagined problem, and it covers up while mitigating a real problem, peak oil.
Furthermore the global warming scam allows us to simply ignore all other environmental problems, the ‘death of the entire planet’ line really make all other problems seem insignificant.
As you know, most of the money the Australian government has collected via global warming / carbon tax rackets has been wasted on junkets and tribunes to the higher ups in the scam, like Al Gore, the IPCC and their paid off ‘scientists’.
I goes to show how careful one must be with the media, the public are still only just learning to filter out the bullshit we feed them constantly. Global warming and the carbon tax is just one of many ploys being used on the public.
I just had to come clean eventually, I’m politician and a lawyer, I’m expected to be honest, so I’d rather admit it now and take a small reputation hit, before I get destroyed by a clever investigative journalist.
Adam closed with this famous quote.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
Don’t believe it?
Its 3/4 of the way down this page:
Make them take you to court and get a conviction, which is harder for them than you think.
Looks like this government has finally achieved what the previous one was unable to: mobilise a lot of people to protest. By conservative accounts about 20 000 protesters descended on the the city yesterday, still about 10 000 short of a MCC football crowd , but not a bad effort for a town that is known for it’s complacency in political matters. Now, if they only understood that it doesn’t matter which party is in power…still, we have to thank Phony Tony for doing such a great job as Enemy Number One! Maybe there can be a revolution now after all?
Victorian government votes for anti protest laws.
This is a move to further erode and criminalize dissent and marginalize political thought.
But do you?
The following politicians voted to remove your right to protest.
Hon Mr Bruce Atkinson : Nunawading (03) 9877 7188
Mrs Andrea Coote : Port Melbourne (03) 9681 9555
Ms Georgie Crozier : Caulfield (03) 9555 4101
Hon Richard Dalla-Riva :Vermont South (03) 9803 0592
Hon David Davis : Surrey Hills (03) 9888 6244
Mr Damian Drum : Bendigo (03) 5443 6277
Mr Andrew Elsbury : Werribee (03) 8742 3226
Mr Bernie Finn : Sunshine (03) 9312 1212
Hon Matthew Guy : Melbourne (03) 8392 6075
Hon Peter Hall : Traralgon (03) 5174 7066
Mr David Koch : Geelong (03) 5222 1941
Mrs Jan Kronberg : Ringwood (03) 9870 8284
Hon Wendy Lovell : Shepparton (03) 5821 0055
Mrs Amanda Millar : Woodend (03) 5427 2444
Mr Edward O’Donohue : Melbourne (03) 8684 0900
Mr Craig Ondarchie : South Morang (03) 9422 0099
Mrs Inga Peulich : Chelsea (03) 9772 1366
Mr Simon Ramsay : Ballarat (03) 5332 9443
Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips : Dandenong (03) 9794 7667
Mr Andrew Ronalds : Sale (03) 5143 1038
their email addresses:
Do not ever vote for these people, they think of you as nothing more that dumb beasts to be used and abused for their pleasure. Your only legal way to get political change is to contact them directly, which we suggest you do each and every day. You’ll soon see they really couldn’t care less about what you want, and any illusion of democracy you have will soon be gone.
Protest is now illegal, if you disagree with government policy you will be punished.
This week Australia’s favourite first daughter and sometime standup comedienne Gina Rinehart had a few things to say about the unemployed not working hard enough, suggesting that a 25hour working day with an hourly pay of $2 would become the law if she had her way. The age of entitlement is over, unless , of course, you’re a mega- rich mining magnate with inherited wealth , in which case entitlement just keeps on growing and growing and growing. Funny, that…
Dark plans are currently afoot in Tony Abbott’s conservative (oops I meant liberal) government to abolish free GP visits. For many of us going to the GP is free. There is some insane idea that going to the doctor is somehow fun or frivolous and should be made more expensive to discourage this practice. For myself I can’t remember the last time I had fun at the GP’s office. The closest it gets to fun is finding out you are going to get better, after looking forward to whatever weird pills and potions have been prescribed.
So the hardest hit will be of course those with persistent health problems, children and the already struggling financially, i.e the type of people Jesus tried to help.
So another mean spirited, irrational and poorly thought out policy from Tony Abbott.
So if Tony Abbott is struck dead by lightning, I’ll take that as a sign God exists.