(Photos: Sydney Magazine, SMH)
Australia, you're dreamin'!!!
- of course we'd love our men dished up on bicycles as portrayed in last week's SMH Sydney Magazine' but in reality this sexy guy would be up for a chat with the police, a $59 fine or a day in court the latter of which would then automatically mean a $67 bill for the Victim's Compensation Levy (VCL)!!!
With regards to my grossly unfair VCL bill & current battle with AG's Dept, I finally received a letter from the AG himself:
$ No - he will not grant me an exemption, in fact no-one will, AND
$ Yes - I still have to pay this arbitrary tax for this victimless crime, BUT
$ I might be interested to hear that last month NSW pollies decided that at a date to be decided maybe the VCL oughtn't apply to section 10(1)(a) dismissals anymore (YAY!), HOWEVER
$ this restored state of affairs would not retrospectively apply to me, THEREFORE
$ I must cough up money to settle my exponentially-rising VCL bill pronto!
BAD LAWS TOTALLY SUCK!
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