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Unfair Covid fines causing hardship and should not be enforced, advocates say

A letter to the NSW finance minister says fines issued incorrectly have disproportionately hurt Indigenous Australians, homeless groups and people living with a disability * Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing An alliance of legal services have urged the New South Wales government to to stop chasing people to pay Covid fines, saying have been issued incorrectly and have disproportionately hurt Indigenous Australians, homeless groups and people living with a disability. The Redfern Legal Centre, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and Aboriginal Legal Service are among 33 groups who have written to NSW finance minister Damien Tudehope, calling for him to take “urgent action” to address the hardship and unfairness caused by Covid fines. Continue reading...
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