Julie Jones, 57, has refused to pay for the City Link tollways since they opened nine years ago after Victoria’s then premier Jeff Kennett privatised a section of the Tullamarine Freeway that had previously been free to all motorists, The Age reported.
A warrant will be issued for Mrs Jones' arrest unless she pays fines totalling $1336 by the end of the day.
"I will be jailed for refusing to pay a debt to a privately owned corporation, while business-people who fleece others out of tens of millions of dollars never face the threat of jail," Mrs Jones was quoted as saying.
She said she initially tried to avoid City Link, but one day found herself on a toll road and from then on thought "bugger it", the report said.
Quite disturbing really....
A politician has made (put legislation through) a previously paid for road (via taxes, etc) a PRIVATE road, in which now the public are paying for it again.
Bribery exists in ALL areas of politics.
Once scenario of bribery is NOT the good old envelope, BUT a CASH CARD, which can be given, and an amount of $1000 per day can be withdrawn, or $356,000 per year.
These laws CLEARLY benefit BIG BUSINESS, at the detriment of the public.
In essence CORPORATE FRAUD / GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL OPPRESSION.
The problem is it's not that just ONE grandmother should be NOT PAYING its ALL users should be NOT PAYING for that section used.