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posted by [personal profile] lizbee at 05:43pm on 13/08/2009
I was a bad girl a few weeks ago -- it was early in the morning, I needed to get to work, and on boarding my tram I discovered that my purse held $1.45 in small change and a $20 note. And, as if starting work at 7am wasn't bad enough, the ticket inspectors loomed.

So now I have a fine waiting to be paid, but the inspector recommended that I appeal, as it was a first-time offence and I had extenuating circumstances. I was originally inclined to pay the fine, but then I saw how much it was. $178 >>>> laziness.

So, beloved Melbournians, have any of you appealed a fine, how did you phrase your letter, and did you have any luck?
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posted by [personal profile] blithespirit at 09:34am on 13/08/2009
I wish that I could offer advice but sadly I have none...

I just wanted to say... THANK YOU for being the first person to make a post here who wasn't me!!

/crazy happy muppet arm flail
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posted by [personal profile] hasimir at 10:09am on 25/08/2009
I have, but my argument was that I'd left a valid ticket in another jacket and so probably not helpful to you as most of my letter centred on providing details of the valid ticket (it was a monthly). Unfortunately the non-coin currency argument has already been taken through the Victorian courts and lost, though some people (including me) argue that there are grounds for an appeal to the High Court on the grounds that legal tender can only sp specified in the Australian Constitution and not by the States or public transport operators. No one's bothered, though, because it would cost much more to do that than pay the fine.
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posted by [personal profile] awils1 at 02:30pm on 01/05/2010
No advice, sorry, but can I just say: the way the ticket system demands small change is ridiculous. Only some of the machines accept a card payment - perhaps that might be grounds for an appeal?

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