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QLD Gold Coast Parking Fine - The Right to Evidence Disclosure?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by jimmy54, 30 March 2016.

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  1. jimmy54

    jimmy54 Member

    30 March 2016
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    Hi everyone,

    My question relates to Gold Coast City Parking fines.

    Basically, I had paid for my street parking but had gone 12 minutes over and therefore, was fined for overstaying the time specified. I acknowledged this and paid for that fine. However, my issue is that I was also fined consecutively for "007 - Park vehicle in a parking space unless the person has done what is required by an authorised system for that space".

    Apart from making no sense in the english language, I also didn't understand exactly what I was being charged with allegedly doing, so I called up and was told I was not parked correctly. I responded with the online request submission that I was parked legally and correctly; therefore the only fine I have which I paid was the overstaying the time specified.

    I asked for photographic evidence in the review to clearly show I was not parked correctly because it's well-known in Australia that parking officers have a quota for fines.

    Well behold! Now I received my response that I was apparently not parked in the correct bay even though they refused to include any photographic evidence.

    Could someone please explain whether the council can refuse to give me photographic evidence in regards to the right to evidence disclosure for myself (the defence), and secondly without photographic evidence, doesn't this mean the council's parking claim has zero evidence to prove I was not parked in the correct bay when it comes to a court hearing?

    Many Thanks
  2. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

    6 April 2016
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    That is a bit weird... they fined you for overstaying your parking spot, so in that sense they have admitted you were 'parked'. Then fined you for not being parked there! hahahaha

    Well, it's not very logical or fair but they can probably do it because they will have lots of clauses up the wazoo to make sure of it.

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