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State refuses to waive parking fine despite vandalised sign

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NSW Revenue is refusing to waive a parking fine despite the ‘no stopping’ sign being vandalised.

Nikita parked on the correct side of a ‘no stopping’ sign which had an arrow painted on.

The parking ranger thought it was real and issued her a fine of $263.

Despite bringing it to the attention of NSW Revenue, the fine remains in place.

In a response received from the issuing authority, they have acknowledged the vandalism of the sign but are refusing to cancel the penalty.

“We acknowledge your comments indicating the sign was vandalised and this contributed to this offence, however, we are unable to cancel the penalty.

“The issuing authority also reviewed the matter and confirms the penalty was correctly issued and still applies.”

Nikita Kersten tells Ben Fordham she had parked in the same spot many times before.

“It’s the principal so I thought, I need to do something further about it.

“I’m not going to pay the fine.”

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Minister Damien Tudehope tells Ben he has asked the state revenue commissioner to investigate.

“On the face of it, it’s disgraceful.

“He can have another fresh pair of eyes on it and make sure this decision has been correctly made.”

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