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Old 25-09-2015, 12:33   #181
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Here in Australia there are fines in most places for letting that happen.
Whilst this is true for private individuals and commercial entities local governments appear to have exemptions. I have seen numerous reports of fairly massive sewage spillages and have yet to hear of any government in Australia being taken to court or fined over them.

Whilst Australia is one of the best run countries in the world it still has some serious faults with it's justice and regulatory systems. There is an ongoing inquiry which has identified numerous instances of criminal activities involving former officials of various organizations who wield influence in the polity, don't hold your breath waiting for them to be prosecuted.
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It's a lot easier to pass a law banning pumping your head overboard even though that would literally have no effect on the environment
And this is the crux of the matter.

I recall watching a documentary on a fecal coli-form problem on a popular beach in southern Queensland where they finally discovered that the reason they were having to regularly close the beach outside a river estuary was that the community had a lot of houses with septic systems which flushed into the street drains during heavy rainfall. For year they had been prosecuting boater using the estuary as the source of the problem and the place has a fearful reputation with yachties.
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Whilst this is true for private individuals and commercial entities local governments appear to have exemptions. I have seen numerous reports of fairly massive sewage spillages and have yet to hear of any government in Australia being taken to court or fined over them.

Whilst Australia is one of the best run countries in the world it still has some serious faults with it's justice and regulatory systems. There is an ongoing inquiry which has identified numerous instances of criminal activities involving former officials of various organizations who wield influence in the polity, don't hold your breath waiting for them to be prosecuted.
Richmond Vally council was fined $8000 in just June this year for a sewage spill.

I can't say I recall many sewage spills that result in fines from the EPA, but if you google 'EPA fines council', it seems pretty common for councils to get find for various things.

I'm guessing the Launceston council must have some ability to get out of trouble as they never seem to get in any trouble with dumping in the river. But the Hobart City Council seems to get scrutinised from time to time.
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