Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Rant about QPS

I had to complete a statutory declaration for the Queensland Police (speeding ticket) and they required it to be witnessed by "a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, notary public, a lawyer or another person authorised to administer an oath under the law of the State, the Commonwealth or another state." [emphasis mine] I had mine witnessed by a Justice of the Peace from NSW.

After sending it in they rejected it with the following explanation: "It is not permissible for Justice of the Peace; Commissioner for Declarations; notary pulic under the law of the State, the Commonwealth or another State; or a lawyer; or a conveyancer; or another person authorised to administer an oath from another state to witness a statutory declaration in Queensland."

Huh!?!? This just don't make no sense at all.

1 comment:

Ambrand said...

In Ireland I know that a Practising Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public can practice anywhere in the country BUT a Peace Commissioner, which is for want of a better term a lower rung on the ladder can only practice in his home area, perhaps you used the lower (and cheaper) and perhaps the syntax of the official statement was bad.

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