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Victoria urged to waive all Covid fines after reports some officers not correctly authorised

Legal groups which have been speaking out against fines since 2020 say it would be ‘unfair and heartless’ to pursue payment * Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates * NSW and Victoria cut vaccine booster interval as Sydney nurses protest ‘unsustainable conditions’ * Get the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing Legal groups say the Victorian government should waive all fines issued under coronavirus public health orders following reports that some of those recruited to issue the fines were not properly authorised. The government separately promised 12 months ago to review fines issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act to ensure they passed the common sense test. That resulted in hundreds of fines being challenged in the magistrates court. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...

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