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Millions owed in COVID fines - but some struggle to pay them

Lockdown protestors face significant fines for their actions Source: SBS

COVID-19 data shows millions of dollars in fines for breaches of public health orders are overdue in both New South Wales and Victoria.

The latest figures for New South Wales from late June up until now shows only $1.6 million dollars of fines has been paid out of a total value of $24 million. 

But some vulnerable Australians are struggling to cover the penalty costs with legal groups calling for an improved fines system and more data to be made available.

In English : Stephanie Corsetti ; In Tamil : Selvi

 

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