A TOP barrister has refused to take away an ‘offensive’ quantity plate from his yellow Lamborghini.
Outraged onlookers have claimed that Sydney lawyer’s Peter Lavac’s registration plate, “LGOPRNR” cheekily reads “leg opener.”
Transport New South Wales known as for his ‘offensive’ plates to be eliminated – nonetheless, the barrister responded: “Powerful s***.”
They gave Mr Lavac 18 days to vary his quantity plate, writing in a letter: “Transport for NSW decided that these quantity plates may very well be thought of offensive and have to be returned.”
The law-savvy barrister fought for his proper to maintain the quantity plate and challenged the letter in his native court docket on September 1.
He argued that it was a difficulty of free speech.
Mr Lavac mentioned: “I resent anybody who’s attempting to violate my freedom of speech and expression.
“They (the quantity plates) are supposed to be humorous, tongue-in-cheek, humorous and entertaining.
“That’s how most individuals discover them when it’s defined to them.
“However how might you probably construe leisure intercourse between two consenting adults as ever being offensive or demeaning in any manner, form or type?
“What number of different little Aussie battlers who’ve comparable bullying letters, have caved in and laid down and let (Transport NSW) stroll throughout them as a result of they didn‘t have my sources or authorized experience to face as much as this and problem them?”
Transport NSW ended up backing down from the case, which Mr Lavac believed was as a result of they used an outdated part of the regulation.
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Tara McCarthy, Transport NSW security, surroundings and regulation deputy secretary, mentioned that the division depends rather a lot on members of the general public to report offensive plates.
It’s because many controversial quantity plates slip by way of the vetting course of.
“If a member of the general public finds a plate offensive they will report it to Transport for NSW which is able to examine and the plate could then be recalled,” she mentioned.