Northern Rivers Echo
Last week I was honoured to attend the Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition.
Gabriella Elder-Robinson, the North Coast National Show winner and Annabel Overell, Tenterfield Show winner, both represented their local shows, zones areas and the North Coast with impeccable presentation and knowledge.
Last year’s State winner, Lismore local Ellie Stephens, spoke impressively and with fondness of her 12 month reign attending numerous events throughout the state.
The NSW Government will change legislation to allow frontline police to issue fines via email and mobile text message, freeing up officers to spend more time on the frontline.
It follows a successful trial in which officers were able to give offenders the option to receive fines electronically either by email or text message.
This method proved to be an advantage for rural and regional police who currently have to travel long distances to return to their station to complete paperwork.
While there is nothing voluntary about receiving an infringement notice, those fined will have the option to receive the notice electronically or on paper under these reforms.
Those who cannot or are uncomfortable with receiving an electronic infringement notice will still have the option of receiving a paper-based notice.
Anyone who provides a false email address or mobile number or fails to pay the fine by the due date will be followed up by the Office of State Revenue.