If you live or paint in Melbourne you should read this. Alison Young explains in simple English how the Graffiti Prevention Act 2007 can effect us.
These new offences come with new penalties, as you might expect. Marking graffiti – up to 2 years’ imprisonment, and a fine of up to $26,428. Possessing a graffiti implement on or near public transport property, or while trespassing – a fine of up to $2,753, or an on-the-spot fine of $550. Pretty serious penalties, and remember that the police may well be looking to charge people with a number of counts, which would increase the total fines. (It’s through non-payment of fines that many people end up in prison, so imprisonment is a real possibility under this Act.)
Makes you ask the question:
Which brings me to mention the Don’t Ban the Can event is on this weekend. 20th of September, Clifton Park, victoria st, Brunswick.
Be sure to show your support. See more info at there website here
Sep 17, 2008