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Using the Tax System to Collect Fines

Chapman, Bruce; Freiburg, Arie; Quiggan, John; Tait, David

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In this article we consider the possibility that fines could be collected through the tax and social welfare systems in the same way as higher education contributions and child support payments are currently administered. We argue that the existing system of fine collection and enforcement leads to high default rates and reduces the usefulness of fines as a sanction. We consider a range of models for the implementation of an income-related fine collection system, and discuss their possible...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80975
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00387.x

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