Queensland’s dodgy Traffic Camera Office forces vehicle owners to make false statements

As the States, in particular, Queensland, evolve further and further into a mindless police state, more and more motorists are defending their inherent common law right to traverse the King’s highways, unfettered by the Crown.(Qld has its own version)

Indeed two recent interstate court rulings actually enforced this centuries-old right-of-travel, determining police had no right to stop motorists unless they had committed an offence.

The SunshineState however, since former Labor Party Premier Peter Beattie fiddled with the State Constitution in 2001, is now somehow different. The Queensland Police Service is actually a private corporation, and lawfully exists only to earn revenue.

In April one hapless owner left his car in the charge of an acquaintance in Cairns, then left on a plane to a destination 1000 kilometres away. In his absence, according to hearsay, a person connected with the property where he parked his vehicle drove it in Cairns and scored a camera speeding fine.

The owner returned some days after, unaware of such an event, only to find a month or more later an ‘infringement notice’ arriving in the mail demanding payment, allegedly for driving at 10 kilometres an hour over the limit.

The owner, being so far away and not in contact with the vehicle’s temporary custodians at the material time, had no idea who was driving the vehicle at the time of the alleged ‘offence’.

In consultation with the local State Member of Parliament the owner signed a common law affidavit stating he was not present and could not swear as to who was driving the car and gave it to the camera office.

“This is no good,” said the OIC of the camera office. “You must state on the Statutory Declaration who was driving at the time of the alleged ‘offence.’ ”

This form, which has no provision for supporting information, is found on the reverse side of the notice. The proforma declaration in itself is in direct contravention of Section 193 of the Criminal Code Act 1899.

The OIC by attempting to force the owner to swear an oath, knowing it to be false or based on hearsay, makes the signatory liable to seven years goal under Section 193 of the Criminal Code Act 1899.

It also opens up an opportunity for the owner to institute a private prosecution against the OIC for entrapment, by threats of licence disqualification and monetary penalty, to compel a citizen to knowingly make a false statement.

Fascism is rife in The State of Queensland, and the ruling Liberal National Party appointed a policeman as its Police Minister to reinvigorate it after it became stale and sour during the last term of Labor government.

Arrested land owner opponents of the devastating coal seam gas industry will justify this now commonly held opinion.

The Minister seems not too bad a bloke but as history attests, his similarly appointed Ministerial predecessors in previous governments remain

an important cog in the ‘brotherhood’ wheel.

Because he was in the ‘job’ it is impossible for him to remain at arm’s length from the daily machinations of the police corporation. Once a policeman, always a policeman as the saying goes… “and remember that time I covered for you?”

Once in this position, the favours are called in.

This is why a former or serving policeman should never be appointed as a Police Minister. Appeals for common sense in the traffic fine scam fall on deaf ears.

The best earner the boys in blue have is traffic fine revenue, a great money spinner fleecing more than two million dollars a week in Queensland from hard done by motorists forced to endure endless random breath testing, roadside vehicle mechanical inspections, road blocks, log books, hidden cameras, unmarked vehicles with camera surveillance equipment, weigh-in-motion sites and now, according to several state governments, drones in the sky spying on you every hour of the day.

It goes without saying these ploys have NOTHING to do with road safety or saving lives.

From online comments received, coupled with endless anecdotal evidence from harassed motorists, most people have had enough.

Voting for either the Labor or Liberal parties will not make one iota of difference. Police say their monitoring of motorists will get much worse.

In regional Queensland where a large proportion of inhabitants have not been brainwashed by 24 hour television, people can still think and these good citizens say they are supporting Bob Katter’s party.

He has federal candidates in every state and territory. from Robert J Lee in Cairns

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on August 6, 2013, in General and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Either the Katter party or the Palmer party is a far better bet than one of the majors, whether at federal or state level. Both leaders are aware of and neither subscribes to the present corporate gubmunt system. Despite what you might read in the media, there is in fact a VERY amicable working relationship between Bob Katter & Clive Palmer. A vote for either or these gentlemen (for such they are) is a vote to restore some much-needed democracy & accountability to the political / bureaucratic circus. That said, there are significant policy differences which mitigate against a union, however in both cases, party members have a major input to policy instead of the ALP / LNP arrangement where its a matter of the party way or the highway.

  2. It’s amazing how few people know of the Magna Carta which brought the common law right to travel unfettered upon the King’s highways into existence in 1215. The powers that be seem to think that their “laws” and “acts”, being “statutes”, somehow overrule the Constitution.

    That’s a strange thing, because section 76 of the Constitution allows Parliament to make laws and, Parliament couldn’t be opened every day without the pomp and ceremony prescribed by the Constitution to make laws.

    Further, nowhere in the Constitution is it described that statutes made by Parliament must be obeyed, therefore, there is no valid law or act that binds a flesh and blood human being to a statute that does not wish to be so bound.

    Even lawyers will tell you (lie) that the Constitution isn’t valid in court. This is because they make tons of moola from people unaware of this right and loosely “fight” their traffic fines to cut a deal with the court and make money win or lose. It’s all a fraud.

  3. The legal / court system is itself a fraud and a con intended only to facilitate revenue raising on behalf of corporate gubmunt. Both ALP & LNP together with the Murdoch media empire are part of this unholy circus. Note the multiple attempts by all the aforementioned to muzzle free speech during the run-up to the federal election. Probably the only good thing to come out of the earlier than originally planned election date was the dropping of the local government referendum question. Mind you its likely to pop up again since the parasites in Canberra refuse to acknowledge defeat despite failure of two previous referenda on exactly the same issue..

  4. Whilst most of the comments made by Alan Jones are spot-on, beware of the suggestion that **ALL** mining interests are evil. Note particularly that Clive Palmer is the only prime minister contender to promise total banning of coal seam gas exploration & the only one with a viable plan to restore mineral processing (and hence related employment) to this country. Furthermore, return of 25% of revenue earned from any industry to the area in which its generated will benefit primary producers & residents alike. The real enemy as far as Queenslanders are concerned is the Newman / Seeney / Nicholls LNP, dictatorship which is prepared to destroy the state for a few sheckels. Neither agricultural nor national parks are safe while the LNP retains power. The Beatty – Bligh era was unquestionably a bad period for Queenslanders however its blindingly obvious that by giving the Newman / Seeney /Nicholls dictatorship a massive majority we have quite literally jumped out of the frying-pan and into the fire. With no opposition, no upper house, an AWOL governor, a toothless watchdog and mostly LNP local governments, the very last thing we need is an LNP federal government.

  5. Fascim under the guise of “Democracy”. The “law” and the Court system is not about justice. It is a tyranny: – an immoral and criminal executive instrument of governments to ensure the cash-flow of revenue to pay their own salaries. The system is rigged, so that the ordinary citizen can NOT defeat the government, who use police and various bureaucracies and agencies to cover up their own crimes and that of their “brothers” in their corrupt secret brotherhood.

  6. Les Bessenyei is right on the mark. Worse still,’the system’ is now so reliant on the ill-gotten revenue from the IL-legal system that even a legitimate government would experience extreme difficulty in reversing it. One only has to look at flash for cash revenue to realize its one of the best earners ever devised for state governments. Anyone who has attempted to challenge a flash for cash demand would be fully aware of the $3000 professional witness economic intimidation practiced by the blue-uniformed thuggery with full approval of the judiciary. I’m inclined to agree with Yes Minister that both the Katter & Palmer camps will do their best to unravel the mess should they have the opportunity although it must be said that only Big Clive has the considerable resources needed. Remember also that Palmer is no stranger to the court system with something like 68 wins to his credit …. the mind boggles what those wins cost him though. Interestingly, out of his 150 federal candidates, there is only one with a legal background, which sends a pretty clear signal about his attitude toward lawyers in politics. None of this is intended to disparage Bob Katter, its just that without zillions in the bank and a deeply seated disgust for ‘the system’, its difficult to wade in boots and all expecting to emerge unbloodied. Not that it matters unduly whether one chooses to back Katter or Palmer, both have the best interests of the people at heart whereas the ALP / LNP duopoly is merely a tool of their handlers. Australians with a few grey hairs will remember the government sanctioned airline duopoly we endured before Branson joined the fray. Australian Airlines & Qantas had a field day, happily charging the highest prices in the world for airline fares whilst undermining challengers like Compass 1, Compass 2 & Impulse. However an opponent carrying an effectively unlimited chequebook changed the rules forever. Politics to date has been a comparable event with well-meaning but virtually broke contenders Democrats, One Nation & Australia Party lacking the resources to mount a really serious challenge. Now thankfully we have one with bulk money, a hatred for the crooked duopoly & their handlers, and the will to make a difference.

  7. Well said, Troglodyke. Unfortunately the $13m advertising campaign mounted by the lying Liberals targeting Bob Katter worked rather well, although it failed to unseat Katter himself. In their unholy war against KAP, the Liberals lost focus on south east Queensland seats and allowed the ALP to retain them. Their other big mistake was their failure to counter Clive Palmer’s $3m ad campaign. Cairns News has no doubt people will be fed up with the Liberals well before the next election, as they are in Queensland with the state government. Katter and Palmer will be the conscience of the Liberals and what is left of the Nationals. – editor

    • Much of the reason the Wacky Wabbott didn’t do so well in Queensland was the ‘on the nose’ Newman / Seeney / Nicholls cabal. Whilst they retain a lot of rusted-on liberals (typically self-funded retirees), I figure most swinging voters & those disenchanted with the two major party / corporate con must surely be considering their options for the 2015 state election. My impression of Annastacia Palaszczuk is that she’s essentially a decent person albeit hamstrung by the ALP millstone around her neck, however she doesn’t appear to have a snowflakes chance in hades of re-invigorating the Queensland ALP before early 2015. Even if that was possible, funding will almost certainly be a problem for the ALP. The only options therefore to another period of Newman / Seeney / Nicholls dictatorship are Palmer & Co or some kind of Palmer / Katter consortium. My understanding is that Clive Palmer intends running candidates in every Queensland seat and I believe Bob Katter will do also subject to availability of funding. Whilst both have discounted a merger, the parties are both headed by men with the best interests of the country at heart, unlike the major parties who are merely tools of their faceless masters offshore. I sincerely hope the sheeple have the nous to kick the Queensland LNP in the privates as the thought of General Disaster crowing about a mandate to do his worst is frightening. Issues that deserve promoting over the next twelve months or so include the Lima Agreement, Agenda 21, Brigalow Scheme, asset sales, super-council failures (and yes I do know about Kuranda, however its a special case) & the five billion dollar per annum cost of electricity industry corporatization / privatization (the virtually unknown but MAJOR cause of price escalation). Its irrelevant that most of these were implemented by ALP governments, fact is they have all been maintained by LNP governments.

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