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    $30 /hr

    NSW graffiti vandals to clean their mess
    May 2, 2010

    Graffiti vandals will be forced to scrub off their own mess under a new sentencing option available to courts in NSW.

    From Monday, NSW courts will have the power to order graffiti vandals to pay off their fines by cleaning up graffiti at a rate of $30 an hour.

    A usual fine for a graffiti vandal is about $220, meaning it will take offenders about seven hours to work off their fine.

    Sunday marked Australia's first graffiti action day in NSW - a joint state government and Keep Australia Beautiful initiative.

    Premier Kristina Keneally, who took part in Sunday's clean up, said making vandals do the tedious work of cleaning off graffiti would help drive home the message their behaviour is unacceptable.

    "Offenders will quickly learn their vandalism has implications," Ms Keneally told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.

    "When you are caught you will face the consequences."

    The graffiti clean-up orders program is part of the state government's new harsher package targeting graffiti.

    Being convicted for graffiti vandalism can now land offenders in jail for up to 12 months.

    news.smh.com.au



    The Federal Minimum Wage (minimum wage) is currently $14.31 per hour or $543.78 per week (before tax).

    This rate took effect from the 1st pay period starting on or after 1 October 2008.

    Casuals covered by the minimum wage should get at least a 20 per cent casual loading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    A usual fine for a graffiti vandal is about $220
    So one full days work to walk away free.

    Hardly worth taking them to court

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    So $30 per hour is quite a reasonable salary for such a menial task.




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    quite possibility the only time the 'artists' will earn such a high rate of pay .

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    good in concept. problem is, that forced labour is usually not worth it, someone has to look after them, they do a crap job, waste cleaning materials etc

    lets see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Premier Kristina Keneally
    this is the corrupt wench who rezoned a section of land next to a shopping mall against the advice of the EPA right before she took the position as premier.

    wonder if she will be made to work off her fine when they finally nail her.

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    ^At the rates the courts are advising it shouldn't take long to work off

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    So $30 per hour is quite a reasonable salary for such a menial task.





    It's not uncommon for labourers to be paid that much in oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 42
    It's not uncommon for labourers to be paid that much in oz.
    doubt that , perhaps you can show me a job advertisement offering that ?

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    ^ my dad is a builder, and I know for a fact that he can't find people to work for much less. It may be a little different in quieter times, but the building boom hasn't really slowed down that much, even with the global economic downturn.

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    that is a very different story to your first assumption , and you'll find no shortage of advertised jobs for laborers at $20/hr .

    suspect you dad is after tradesmen ?

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    ^ tradesmen get much more. The thing is, workers, even labourers can pick and choose during building booms. Sometimes my dad finds labourers for 25$, and they just don't turn up for work as they find something that pays more - so he offers them more if the pressure is on to finish the job.
    Don't believe me if you like, but I have heard my dad get annoyed at this very issue many times..

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    point is your dad is not a large enough sample to claim $30 is not uncommon .

    Especially when a quick search of vacancies nationwide indicate $20/hr .

    see here : SEEK Job Search - Find jobs using multiple job search options

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    ^ so you use google, and I speak to people directly involved
    maybe the reason these employers have to go as far as advertising on the net is because they can't get workers???

    whatever...

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    Hell, I don't mind labouring for $30 per hour, make it a 10 hour day to round it up to a nice daily figure, when can I start

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    ^

    line starts BEHIND me

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    ^&^^

    sorry guys. Pretty sure he doesn't hire fat old pisspots

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    you gotta get to AUS first DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Hell, I don't mind labouring for $30 per hour, make it a 10 hour day to round it up to a nice daily figure
    less 38% tax

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    and wait till he pays for a meal at a pub or restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    less 38% tax
    I wasn't thinking of joining that particular club.


    Quote Originally Posted by Number 42
    Pretty sure he doesn't hire fat old pisspots
    Good, that puts me first in the line


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Hell, I don't mind labouring for $30 per hour, make it a 10 hour day to round it up to a nice daily figure, when can I start
    It's Australian Dollaris DD, about 1.80 per hour in real money.

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    and I think short times cost a little bit more than 500 baht.

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    This is from the dopey sepo premier sheila who wouldn't even make a good doggie. Oh dear, give me strength. How on earth does the NSW Labor movement keep coming up with these dills, Surely she must have something on someone in power. Otherwise she would be imposing all this bullshit on us. This just adds more to the premise that the state of New South Wales is run by the mafia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beadle
    It's Australian Dollaris DD, about 1.80 per hour in real money
    A$30/hr = 18 GBP/hr

    Those are experienced/skilled labourer rates

    Private tradies charge rates starting around A$60/hr (36 GBP/hr) domestic sparky/plumber etc.

    Small garages charge mechanic rates starting at around $80/hr (48 GBP/hr)

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