Queensland Police have lowered the speed camera tolerance as of the 1st July 2013, a move which can only be described as blatant revenue raising. This tolerance allows the motorists to travel faster then the speed limit by a set margin before getting a fine, this is due to the inaccuracies of speed camera equipment and speedometers.
The actual tolerance has never been disclosed, however it is understood that an ‘unofficial’ tolerance of 10% has been applied to the speed limit in Queensland. The new tolerance level enforced from yesterday will be as low as a few kilometres.
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Bob Katter’s six year plan to penalise supermarkets with a market share greater than 20% with a $50 million fine would be a huge disaster for the Australian consumer and supermarket industry.
Hearing the discussion on the ABC radio morning show last week, emphasized the lack of education in this Country and around the world into the dangers of government intervention into the market. The ‘Reducing Supermarket Dominance Bill 2013′ recently introduced by Mr Katter to the parliament and supported by independents Andrew Wilkie and Senator Nick Xenophon would require Coles and Woolworths to reduce the size of their companies by half within the next six years. This intervention will inevitably lead to less competition, higher prices, and decreased quality within the supermarket industry.
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