Govt Edges Closer to Reviewing Over 800 Outdated Fines

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The Government is one step closer to increasing outdated fines for a range of offences.

A bill which proposes to create a framework for the increases was tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, opened debate on the bill which is entitled the Law Reform Amendment to Penalties Act 2019.

Minister Chuck says over 800 laws were reviewed with a view of increasing the penalties proposed for some offences.

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Minister Chuck gave an example of an outdated fine which will be increased.

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