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Library Fines

By starfishy33 5 December 2012 21

Hi All,

Have a friend who has managed to get a couple of fines on their library card.

There has been some new fine system brought in via Canberra Connect.

Has anyone had any experience with not paying their fines – what happens?

Thanks!

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watto23 1:46 pm 06 Dec 12

NoImRight said :

watto23 said :

What amazes me though is places like the unis etc can withold grades etc for unreturned books and unpaid fines, but this government can’t collect fines etc.

I think the fines being as high as they are, would stop people from eveer returning the book. What they really need to do is issue a Residents bill, which has everything on it, ie car rego, rates and any other fees paid to the ACT government. On that they could also collect unpaid fines etc. They can then allow monthly or fortnightly payment on the lot. simpler easy and effective.

Geebus calm down. We are talking about Library fines and you go all “this Government” like your Tony Abutts love child.

Its easy to say some idea you havent thought through is simple when its not you that has to make it work.No doubt You’d also be the one bleating if “this Government” announced that it would cost X thousands of dollars to implement.

Maybe you need to not hastily jump on a post… have you read any posts of mine ever?

I’d drag myself across broken glass before voting for any Tony Abbott led government (I could have lived with either Zed or Katy myself). I’m using the term government as in any government, because in case you haven’t noticed they rarely differ once in power. The point is, would it be too hard for the ACT government to bundle all its charges up into one bill? Then allow installments. It would help some people and as I said it provides an avenue to get fines paid back as well. Note this could be traffic infringements or parking fines as well.

I guess the real clincher would be, how many jobs would be lost in actually improving efficiency. In that case it will never happen.

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