as I often do, and have just learned that South Australians pay higher rates of vehicle fines than any other state. Speeding fines, parking fines, any other vehicle related fine, South Australians pay almost double what you other states pay.
I don't recall exactly what fine was being discussed, but the rates were around
$260 in NSW, $230 in Vic and $460 in South Australia.
Seems very unfair to me!
Now I don't drive, so this doesn't affect me, but hundreds of thousands of others do and they're being slugged royally with each notice.
Why can't these fines be standard across the country?
We Southies are also paying the highest rates for electricity and water, I'm not sure about gas, but it wouldn't surprise me to find those charges are higher too.
Why aren't these charges standard across the country?
Different companies charge different rates, I get that, but each company different again from state to state?
That's just too much.
Petrol here is also higher, again not something that bothers me. But I've heard many, many complaints.
Why are we being penalised for choosing to live in this quiet, peaceful state?
Why aren't the governments doing anything about it? Surely they know.
Maybe they don't, which is entirely possible, since many of them seem to think Australia stops at the western edge of the Blue Mountains, if this is the case, I'll be happy to tell them on my next ballot papers.
When is the next election?
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