7 May 2009

Dead woman's mother favors levy on offenders

6:34 pm on 7 May 2009

The mother of a young woman killed by a repeat drunk driver has told MPs she is in favour of a law change that would impose a $50 levy on offenders.

The Justice and Electoral Select Committee is hearing submissions on the proposed bill. The levy would be used for victim compensation.

Judy Ashton's daughter Debbie, 20, was killed when Jonathan Alan Barclay drove his car into hers in 2006.

Mrs Ashton told the select committee that the levy would help to ease the financial and emotional burden faced by victims.