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Australia Parking fines are SCRAPPED leaving drivers free to leave their car in most areas - but motorists are warned not to ignore certain zones

04:45  24 march  2020
04:45  24 march  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Australians returning from overseas are told to self-isolate for 14 days - or face being fined up to $50,000 or jailed for a year

  Australians returning from overseas are told to self-isolate for 14 days - or face being fined up to $50,000 or jailed for a year Australians returning from overseas who refuse to self-isolate for 14 days could be fined $50,000 or jailed for a year for breaching a public health order.From midnight all people coming to Australia will have to self-isolate for 14 days, while cruise ships will be banned from arriving at Australian ports for an initial 30 days.

Parking fines will be scrapped in Melbourne and Sydney as local governments adjust to the Zones with red signs - such as disability parking , emergency services, and loading areas - will continue to Pubs, clubs, cinemas, and gyms were among those ordered to shut their doors while restaurants and

When parking parallel it is best to leave the curb side wheels Makes the driver less coordinated and more likely to have a collision. When turning, you should signal at least A driver waiting to make a left turn when the light turns green should: Turn only when there is no danger from oncoming traffic.

Parking fines will be scrapped in Melbourne and Sydney as local governments adjust to the coronavirus quarantine lockdown.

Melbourne's lord mayor Sally Capp has said parking fines would not be issued in the city for anyone parked in a zone with a green sign.

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Zones with red signs - such as disability parking, emergency services, and loading areas - will continue to have fines be applied.

Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore issued similar advice saying that parking rangers would use their discretion.

The rangers and have been told to only issued penalties where there is an imminent public or environmental health and safety risk.

Parking fines halted amid Brisbane public transport changes

  Parking fines halted amid Brisbane public transport changes The move is one measure among several Brisbane City Council is taking.Brisbane lord mayor Adrian Schrinner said he didn't want to see people fined for parking, with the only times a fine will be issued for the foreseeable future would be if a vehicle was parked dangerously.

'Over the past two months, the City has been working with NSW Health to ensure we respond urgently and effectively to the spread of COVID-19,' Ms Moore told the SMH.

'The health and wellbeing of our communities is paramount, but we are also very concerned about businesses experiencing a significant downturn in patrons, and people left without work.'

The City of Sydney has also said it would work with its business partners and contractors to support them so they can 'continue to pay their staff.'

a parking meter: Fewer parking fines will be issued in Melbourne and Sydney amid coronavirus lockdown © Provided by Daily Mail Fewer parking fines will be issued in Melbourne and Sydney amid coronavirus lockdown a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: Melbourne mayor Sally Capp said green signed parking areas would not have fines issued © Provided by Daily Mail Melbourne mayor Sally Capp said green signed parking areas would not have fines issued State governments with the backing of Canberra issued shutdown orders for a wide array of businesses from midday Monday.

Pubs, clubs, cinemas, and gyms were among those ordered to shut their doors while restaurants and cafes are allowed to cater for takeaway and delivery orders only.

Thousands of Australians were lining up at Centrelink offices and logging into the MyGov app on Monday and Tuesday after finding themselves unemployed.

State and federal governments have unveiled multiple stimulus packages worth billions to try and prop up the economy during the next few months.

a close up of a busy city street: In Melbourne red signed parking areas would still have fines apply © Provided by Daily Mail In Melbourne red signed parking areas would still have fines apply
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