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Thousands of Australians Could Have Homes Seized, Bank Accounts Raided for Unpaid Covid Fines

The government is attempting to collect $5.2 million in unpaid fines for covid-19 violations they imposed on citizens

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Australian citizens are not just being told to wear masks or being threatened to lose their jobs if they don’t get vaccinated. They are losing their homes, their money, and anything the government can get ahold of.

The Daily Mail published an article with the headline: “Thousands of Australians with unpaid fines for breaking Covid rules have their homes seized, bank accounts raided and licenses canceled as government chases $5.2 million.”

The lengths the government is prepared to go to in order to recoup the money from people who failed to pay their fines “may include garnishing bank accounts or wages, registering charges over property, or suspending driver licenses” according to the Brisbane Times.

The government is attempting to collect $5.2 million in unpaid fines for covid-19 violations they imposed on citizens. They are doing so with even more crackdowns, threats, and restrictions. Roughly 56.4 percent of the fines have already been paid in full or are being paid off on a payment plan, reports The Daily Mail.

However, the State Penalties Enforcement Register (SPER) is “expected to collect 3,046 unpaid fines from the pandemic on behalf of Queensland Health.” Additionally, “more than 2,755 fines were from individuals and businesses accused of breaking Covid-19 restrictions and the rest either still under investigation or pending payment.”

SPER is also going after repayments on over 2,045 overdue hotel quarantine bills which they say have racked up debt for the state of $5.7 million. “Queenslanders rightly expect travelers will pay for their hotel quarantine stays and not leave taxpayers to foot the bill,” said Queensland Health.

The Daily Mail reports: “The commission debt collectors will make from recovering the unpaid fines is not yet known. Before Queensland required upfront payment for hotel quarantine stays, 44,350 invoices were issued by October 8 with 10.8 percent of bills outstanding.
Those unable to foot the bill can apply for a waiver but others will be referred to debt collectors.”

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  1. RC

    November 7, 2021 at 6:57 am

    This is what tyranny looks like.

  2. Greg Bern

    November 8, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    This left wing Biden administration is moving toward this. Don’t let this happen here. Resist.

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Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19

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On Tuesday, the White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not currently showing symptoms.

“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests,” said Kirsten Allen, press secretary to the vice president. “She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence. She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.”

Harris wrote on Twitter that she was going to continue to isolate and is showing no symptoms.

“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted,” Harris tweeted.

Harris last reportedly saw President Biden at the Easter Egg Roll on April 18 before leaving for California, which she returned from on April 25.

The vice president has been vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received two booster shots, receiving the second booster on April 1.

“Yesterday I received my second COVID-19 booster shot,” Harris tweeted on April 2. “We know that getting vaccinated is the best form of protection from this virus and boosters are critical in providing an additional level of protection. If you haven’t received your first booster—do it today.”

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At Least 3 US Airlines Will Restore Flight Privileges To Some Mask Violators

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At least three major U.S. airlines – Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines – have now said they will allow some passengers who were banned from their planes over mask violations to have their flight privileges restored – determined on a case-by-case basis.

On Wednesday, Delta released a statement saying, “At Delta, nothing is more important than the safety and security of our customers and our people. With masks now optional, Delta will restore flight privileges for customers on the mask non-compliance no-fly list only after each case is reviewed and each customer demonstrates an understanding of their expected behavior when flying with us.”

“Any further disregard for the policies that keep us all safe will result in placement on Delta’s permanent no-fly list. Customers who demonstrated egregious behavior and are already on the permanent no-fly list remain barred from flying with Delta,” the statement added.

United Airlines similarly announced it will allow passengers it banned for not following mask rules to be allowed to fly again.

“On a case-by-case basis, we will allow some customers who were previously banned for failing to comply with mask-related rules to fly United again — after ensuring their commitment to follow all crewmember instructions on board,” United Airlines said in a statement.

American Airlines will also allow passengers banned for violating mask rules “to resume travel at some point in time,” according to the company’s chief government affairs officer, Nate Gatten.

“In cases where an incident may have started with face mask noncompliance and escalated into anything involving something more serious, or certainly an assault on one of our key members or customers, those passengers are going to remain on our permanent internal refuse list and will never be allowed to travel with us again,” Gatten said.

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