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Parking Parliament House Style

By 19 November 2012 22

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Aaron sent this one in:

I’ll see your “Parking Belconnen Style” and raise you to “disabled parking spot fail”

I snapped this one at Parliament house, as you can sort of see in the background, the parking lot isnt exactly full…

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22 Responses to Parking Parliament House Style
#1
davo10110:28 am, 19 Nov 12

Hmm, should be some sort of requirement to also contribute a shot of the windscreen, otherwise we’re just relying on the assumption that disabled people can’t drive utes.

#2
johnboy10:31 am, 19 Nov 12

well he’s in the clearway and not the disabled spot.

#3
bundah10:45 am, 19 Nov 12

I’d reckon the average motorist would find it difficult to get into the disabled park on the left let alone someone who is actually disabled.Opening the drivers door just to get out would be difficult enough.

#4
astrojax10:49 am, 19 Nov 12

johnboy said :

well he’s in the clearway and not the disabled spot.

so, s/he’s a disaled person who is legally blind… hmmm, might be a good idea for them not to drive..?

#5
breda11:33 am, 19 Nov 12

The point is, the ute is parked on the space left to allow wheelchair users etc to get in and out of the car in the disability park.

It effectively nullifies the disability spot for many potential users.

#6
PantsMan11:57 am, 19 Nov 12

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

#7
NoImRight12:33 pm, 19 Nov 12

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

#8
dph1:56 pm, 19 Nov 12

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

#9
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd2:29 pm, 19 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

I think it may be pants mans car!

#10
NoImRight2:57 pm, 19 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

NoImRight said :

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

I think it may be pants mans car!

Aah! Thanks. Penny = dropped.

#11
RadioVK4:12 pm, 19 Nov 12

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

Are you sure?

The police officers (not sure if they were ACT police or AFP) that I’ve met there are only too happy to hand out parking fines to all and sundry. I’ve got one myself for overstaying in a loading zone, and I’ve seen plenty of other little yellow envelopes on windscreens in the underground carpark.

If they’re not allowed to hand out parking fines, someone has certainly forgotten to tell them…

#12
Deref4:59 pm, 19 Nov 12

dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

#13
dph5:28 pm, 19 Nov 12

Deref said :

dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

They don’t even have to indicate or stay inside their own lane.
Giving way at an intersection? Forget about it. Obeying road rules? Get faarrkked.
When you’re tradie, you don’t bother with such nonsense.

#14
RadioVK7:41 pm, 19 Nov 12

dph said :

Deref said :

dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

They don’t even have to indicate or stay inside their own lane.
Giving way at an intersection? Forget about it. Obeying road rules? Get faarrkked.
When you’re tradie, you don’t bother with such nonsense.

The same could be said for a lot of drivers on the roads who aren’t tradies as well. Tradies just tend to stand out more.

Bad driving is hardly confined to a few demographics, we believe in equal opportunity here in Canberra you know.

#15
steveu8:12 pm, 19 Nov 12

AFP protective services are contracted to patrol the outside areas of the parliamentary precinct. They are non sworn members who use public orders as enforcement, as well as sections of the parliamentary precincts act, to to their job. ACT govt is invited to issue parking tickets in the parliamentary precinct by the presiding officers (sgt at arms and president of the senate).

#16
eily8:38 pm, 19 Nov 12

It could be that the driver is not disabled but their passenger is. It would be difficult to get in and out of the passenger side with that fence there if they actually parked in the right spot.

There does appear to be a orange light on the ute’s roof which could open a whole new can of worms though.

#17
PantsMan10:08 pm, 19 Nov 12

steveu said :

AFP protective services are contracted to patrol the outside areas of the parliamentary precinct. They are non sworn members who use public orders as enforcement, as well as sections of the parliamentary precincts act, to to their job. ACT govt is invited to issue parking tickets in the parliamentary precinct by the presiding officers (sgt at arms and president of the senate).

Yeh mate. I still say get farrkked. Youse can’t touch me’s ute there.

There is a difference between getting a purportedly enforceable ticket in a yellow envelope and being legally obligated to pay it. Without an offence under a Commonwealth law prosecuted with the agreement of the Presiding Officers, there is no legal obligation to pay. This amounts to a gross attack on the principle of Westminster parliamentary sovereignty and the separation of powers.

So, basically, touch my ute and I’ll see you in the High Court.

#18
steveu6:53 am, 20 Nov 12

PantsMan said :

So, basically, touch my ute and I’ll see you in the High Court.

Well if you can do that and thus set precedent, you would be seen as a local here. Well, inside the parliamentary precinct anyway.

#19
stormboy8:19 am, 20 Nov 12

That’s all well and good if it’s your p.o.s. ute Pantsman. Doesn’t change the fact that you are a **** with no respect for others.

#20
460cixy10:14 am, 20 Nov 12

PantsMan said :

steveu said :

AFP protective services are contracted to patrol the outside areas of the parliamentary precinct. They are non sworn members who use public orders as enforcement, as well as sections of the parliamentary precincts act, to to their job. ACT govt is invited to issue parking tickets in the parliamentary precinct by the presiding officers (sgt at arms and president of the senate).

Yeh mate. I still say get farrkked. Youse can’t touch me’s ute there.

There is a difference between getting a purportedly enforceable ticket in a yellow envelope and being legally obligated to pay it. Without an offence under a Commonwealth law prosecuted with the agreement of the Presiding Officers, there is no legal obligation to pay. This amounts to a gross attack on the principle of Westminster parliamentary sovereignty and the separation of powers.

So, basically, touch my ute and I’ll see you in the High Court.

Is that like the anu parking tickets they hand out willy nilly? I had a few and never paid them and had no dramas. there not like a normal parking ticket there dished out by anu security with there own letter head on the ticket not the normal ticket the local brown bomber hands out

#21
PantsMan8:29 pm, 20 Nov 12

stormboy said :

That’s all well and good if it’s your p.o.s. ute Pantsman. Doesn’t change the fact that you are a **** with no respect for others.

Disrespecting parliamentary sovereignty is the first step on the road to totalitarianism.

Attitudes like yours are how wars start.

#22
jayskette11:09 pm, 20 Nov 12

Parked well between the lines, not in the disabled spot, what more could people possibly want? lol

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