This video story provides legal information about driving.
It is the part of a series of videos about the law for people who have recently arrived in Australia.
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Transcript of Video
Ram: clean shaven man
Raja: man with moustache
Ram: Hey Raja! Look at my new car.
Raja: Wow! It’s good man! When did you get your licence?
Ram: I still got my licence from my home country.
Raja: Well you want a job?
Raja: Now that you have a car, you can do some deliveries for me. Come on Monday morning.
Ram: OK. I’ll get a GPS!
Ram, later driving in his car with his wife, Lakshmi, and their two children.
Ram: You like our new car?
Children together: Yeah!
Ram: No more carrying heavy bags, Lakshmi! And I’ll be working Monday!
Lakshmi: Hey, what’s that police car doing?
Ram: Oh, I don’t know, but I better stop.
Police officer: Can I see your licence?
Ram: Here you are.
Police officer: This licence isn’t valid here. It’s an offence to drive without a valid licence. You’ll get a letter and you’ll have to go to court about this.
Police officer: And your car isn’t registered.
Ram: But I just bought it!
Police officer: Well, you have to register the car before you can take it onto the road. And the kids aren’t in child seats. I will have to give you a fine. Make sure you pay by the due date.
Ram: How can I pay these fines? I don’t understand!
Police officer: If you don’t understand you can go and get free legal advice from Legal Aid. And...you can’t drive until you get the proper licence and register the car.
Ram rides his bicycle to Raja's place.
Raja: Where’s your car?
Ram: I can’t drive until I get an Australian licence... and I have to go to court!
Raja: Court. Oh no!
Ram: And I have to pay so much money in fines!
Raja: Well, bad luck! No car, no job... Come and see me when your problems are fixed.