Fines: punitive control

Monday, 22 February 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Sign with 'FINES' in black and white, with a sticker with a gun underneath

This week we question the punitive nature of fines. We have fines under council laws for parking to public transport tickets to corporate toll road fines to now public health fines during the pandemic. Governments here in so called Australia and internationally are turning more and more to fines despite concerns they increase inequality. We hear from community lawyer at West Justice Shifrah Blustein who critically examines the fines regime in the state of Victoria.


Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here:


Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee