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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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Aaron Rodgers ‘Misty-Eyed’ After Post-COVID Packers Win, Avoids Talking Vaccine ‘What-Ifs’

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After more than a week of hate from the liberal media over having not received the COVID-19 vaccination, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers shut them up with a major win. Rodgers missed the last Packers game due to having COVID-19, but savored his win on Lambeau Field admitting he was a bit “misty-eyed” as he was greeted with cheers.

Rodgers was 23-for-37 with 292 passing yards and an interception, as Green Bay defeated the Seattle Seahawks 17-0. “I just don’t take these things for granted, walking off the field as a winner. Just walking out with Preston [Smith], who I have so much love and appreciation for, and then hearing that type of response from the crowd, it was a little extra special today,” Rodgers said, via the Packers’ website.

Fox News reports Rodgers created a firestorm with his explanation for being unvaccinated and his reasoning for seeking homeopathic treatments to be “immunized” instead of vaccinated against the coronavirus. He said on his last “Pat McAfee Show” appearance he took responsibility for misleading people.

“Everybody has an opinion and I understand that it’s a very polarizing issue for some individuals but I’m just focusing on the support that I got and it was deep and wide, and greatly appreciated,” Rodgers said Sunday night, via ESPN. “There’s always going to be criticism in this world. I don’t define myself by the criticism but I understand it’s a part of this because this issue is definitely polarizing. But again, I’m just so deeply grateful for all the people that reached out.”

When he was given a hypothetical suggestion about the possibility of missing the Super Bowl because of his vaccination status, Rodgers wasn’t biting on a “what-if” question.

“I don’t really like playing the what-if games. So what I do know is I have more than two months right now where my protocol’s not testing every single day. So that’s kind of the only thing I’m thinking about. I don’t like playing the hypothetical game. Obviously, you’d love to be playing the second weekend in February and hopefully we’re in that position,” he concluded.

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Mayhem About to Reign Down on NYC as 5p.m. Friday Vax Deadline Approaches

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Mayhem is about to descend upon New York City as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate goes into play and “thousands of municipal workers remain unwilling to get the shots” reports the Associated Press. “Police officers, firefighters, garbage collectors, and most other city workers face a 5 p.m. Friday deadline to show proof they’ve gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Starting Monday, those who do not comply with the mandate will be placed on unpaid leave beginning Monday. Despite tens of thousands rallying and protesting in the big apple this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio is not backing down.

“Sanitation workers appeared to be skipping garbage pick-ups in protest and the city’s largest police union went to an appeals court seeking a halt to the vaccine requirement” reports the AP. All things point to “mounting trash. Closed firehouses. Fewer police and ambulances on the street.”

Mayor de Blasio claims the city has contingencies to maintain adequate staffing for public safety, including mandatory overtime and extra shifts; he called them tools that are typically used “in times of challenging crisis.” The mayor said “my job is to keep 8.8 million people safe” at a virtual news briefing where he called the sanitation slowdowns “unacceptable” and announced that the department will be forced to move to 12-hour and Sunday shifts to ensure trash doesn’t pile up.

Andrew Ansbro, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association warned that the resulting longer response times will “be a death sentence to some people.” President of the Police Benevolent Association, Pat Lynch, stated the deadline “sets the city up for a real crisis.”

The Associated Press reports:

Nearly one-quarter of city employees covered by the impending mandate have yet to receive at least one vaccine dose as of Thursday, including 26% of police personnel, 29% of firefighters and EMS workers and 33% of sanitation workers, according to city-data. City jail guards have another month to comply.

The fire department said it was prepared to close up to 20% of its fire companies and have 20% fewer ambulances in service while changing schedules, canceling vacations and turning to outside EMS providers to make up for expected staffing shortages.
Ansbro said up to 40% of firehouses could have to close.

“The department must manage the unfortunate fact that a portion of our workforce has refused to comply with a vaccine mandate for all city employees,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, who had COVID-19 in January, said his department was sending reminders to workers whose records indicated they hadn’t yet received a shot and that NYPD vaccination sites will remain open all weekend.

More than 700 officers were vaccinated on Thursday alone, the NYPD said, rushing to meet the deadline for the mandate and an extra incentive: workers who get a shot by Friday at a city-run vaccination site will get $500.

“On Monday, when this thing really starts being enforced, we’re going to check the vaccination status and if you’re not vaccinated, no pay and you’re going to be not able to work,” Shea said in a video message Wednesday to officers. “I don’t think anyone wants that to happen. I don’t think you want it to happen. I certainly don’t. We need you out there.”

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