Penalty unit value to increase from 1 July

On 1 July 2021, the monetary value of the penalty unit under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 (PSA) will increase to $137.85. 

This new value applies to sections 5(1)(a)(i), (c)(i) and (e)(i) of the PSA. This is an increase of 3.3% in accordance with the indexation mechanism prescribed in section 5A of the PSA.

See the Penalties and Sentences (Penalty Unit Value) Amendment Regulation 2021, published on 28 May 2021, for more information.   

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