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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
“I’d been planning to buy a Humvee to celebrate the Kyoto ratification,�? writes Bob Black, of Edmonton, Canada. “But now I want one of these.�?
Just don’t drive it in North Sydney, Bob, or you’ll be paying a fortune:
North Sydney Council last night voted to introduce a sliding scale for parking permits which will double fees paid by drivers of large 4WDs – including Jeep Grand Cherokees and Mitsubishi Pajeros – and large eight cylinder cars from $44 to $88.
And if the family owns a second 4WD, it will have to pay the council $200.
Owners of smaller, more economical vehicles, will be paying less under the plan, to be implemented within six months.
Writes contributor (and North Sydney resident) Alan R.M. Jones: “My car (a Landrover Discovery) doesn’t take up a square inch more room on the road than a Holden Commodore or station wagon. Nor would a Jeep Cherokee or most other 4WDs. It’s well maintained and doesn’t pollute – the way a lot of poorly maintained smoky old hippy wagons do. Why should these dingbat social engineers be allowed to get away with this tax?�?
See, first they take away our guns …
UPDATE. NSW Premier Bob Carr opposes a 40 kmh speed limit for central Sydney—because the Federal government (ferociously anti-immigrant, according to some) is running a mass immigration policy:
The city has got to be kept moving, the federal government is running a mass immigration policy that brings a thousand people a week into the city and that’s putting pressure on it.