It’s a headline story. Would the parking officers have known and even if they did, would they have a discretion to not issue a fine? If writing in for an administrative review, based on the circumstances didn’t set aside the fine, appearing before a magistrate probably would. Understandably going to the hassle of either (or both) process can be annoying, but that’s the risk of illegal parking regardless of the reason or justification.
Melbourne medic Katarina Arandjelovic has been working around the clock to help Victoria’s coronavirus patients – but that wasn’t enough to save her from a hefty workplace parking fine.