Assessment: A descent into tyranny …
- State Penalties Enforcement Register chasing $5.2m in unpaid Covid-19 fines
- Queensland Health is using SPER to crackdown on 3,046 unpaid penalty notices
- 2,755 fines were from individuals & businesses accused of flouting Covid rules
- SPER also to collect $5.7 million in repayments on overdue hotel quarantine bills
Queenslanders who received fines for breaking Covid-19 rules risk having their homes seized and bank accounts frozen in a government crackdown to collect $5.2 million in repayments.
The State Penalties Enforcement Register is expected to collect 3,046 unpaid fines from the pandemic on behalf of Queensland Health.
“Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Rev. 13:4
More than 2,755 fines were from individuals and businesses accused of breaking Covid-19 restrictions and the rest either still under investigation or pending payment.
About 56.4 per cent of fines have already been paid in full or are being paid off on a payment plan.
SPER said enforcement for people who failed to pay their fines ‘may include garnishing bank accounts or wages, registering charges over property, or suspending driver licences’, according to the Brisbane Times.