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Amendments to sections 132 and 134 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, enable court proceedings for debts past the due date for services not provided and a debt not in default

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Steven Tintor
PO Box 1233
BUDDINA QLD 4551

Total Signatures - 22

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 22/07/2014

Closing Date: 25/08/2014

Tabled Date: 26/08/2014

Responded By: Hon David Crisafulli MP on 23/09/2014

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House sections 132 and 134 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 is currently in conflict with common law as the definition of due date enables local councils to take court proceedings against rate payers for services not yet fully delivered and for a debt not yet in default.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend sections 132 and 134 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 and remove the conflict with common law.  Local councils must apply consideration and not have the power to prosecute rate payers via the courts for services charged but not fully delivered.