21 Oct 2009

Convicted offenders to pay $50 levy

6:13 pm on 21 October 2009

The legislation automatically imposing a $50 levy on criminals has been passed by Parliament, under urgency.

The levy is expected to generate about about $13.5 million over the next four years, and will go towards a victim compensation fund.

The levy will be imposed on offenders upon sentencing.

Every political party except the Greens supported the bill.