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.
Amy McMurtrie, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee