||Issue No. 170||14 March 2003|
Coke or Pepsi?
Poetry: If I Were a Rich Man
Interview: League of Nations
Industrial: 20/20 Hindsight
Organising: On The Buses
Unions: National Focus
History: The Banner Room
International: The Slaughter Continues
Legal: A Legal Case For War?
Culture: Singing For The People
Review: The Hours
Poetry: I Wanna Bomb Saddam
Satire: Diuretic Makes Warne's Excuses Look Thin
The Locker Room
A Plea for Legal Action
Johnny's Green Card
Veto The War
Law and Order
Letters to the Editor
Law and Order
In consideration of the Hue and Cry from candidates from all political
parties on issues such as the environment and Law and Order, one can only look on with bewilderment at the outrageous hypocrisy and disregard for our legislation as displayed by some politicians, particularly in regard to self interest promotion.
On a recent drive along Forrester Road Lethbridge Park, I was astounded at the myriad of political posters nailed or otherwise attached to public property namely telegraph poles. These poster were not only distracting, they were visually polluting and from my understanding illegally placed.
It is my understanding that these posters were not only in breach of the Summary Offences Act 1988, but also the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 section 151b.
While my own state electorate area of Penrith appears to be free from this blatant vandalism under the cover of an election, one must ponder on the selective application of our law in this particular area, by all those entrusted and paid, to ensure adherence to our law.
I wait with bated breath to see if the current one-upmanship in the Law and Order stakes results in a prosecution of the offenders.
Summary Offences Act 1988 (Section 9)
A person shall not -
a) affix a placard or paper upon any premises; or
b) willfully mark, by means of chalk, paint or any other material, any premises, so that the placard, paper or marking is within view from a public place, unless he or she first obtained the consent, if the premises are occupied, of the occupier or person in charge of the premises or, if the premises are unoccupied, of the owner or person in charge of the premises.
Maximum Penalty: 4 points
Parliamentary Electorates and Elections ACT 1912 -41 Section 151B Exhibitions of posters.
(2A) A person shall not post up, or cause to be posted up, a poster:
(a) on or within any premises occupied or used by, or under the control or management of :
(i) the Crown, any instrumentality or agency of the Crown, or any statutory body representing the Crown or any other body prescribed by the regulations as a statutory body representing the Crown, or
(ii) any local authority, or.....local authority means a council or a county council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993
Local authority means a council or a county council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993
Poster means any electoral matter printed, drawn or depicted on any material whatsoever and where any electoral matter is printed, drawn or depicted in sections, such sections, both severally and collectively, shall be deemed to be a poster.
Premises includes any structure, building, vehicle or vessel or any place, whether built on or not , and any part thereof.
The prescribed size means an area that is not more than 8000 square centimeters.
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