PENALTY UNITS

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PENALTY UNITS

Acts which provide for penalties specify the penalties by way of penalty units rather than dollar amounts. The reason is that it would be a time consuming and difficult task to alter each Act each time a penalty (fine) was increased.  It is simpler to provide for penalty units in each Act and alter the value of a penalty unit from time to time.  For the financial year starting on 1st July 2008 the value of a penalty unit in Victoria is $113.42.

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