<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Flat White

NSW refuses to pardon 3,628 children for breaching pandemic orders

2 June 2024

9:28 AM

2 June 2024

9:28 AM

New South Wales police fined 3,628 children between 2020-22 for Covid-related ‘offences’.

Most were from low socio-economic LGAs.

Of these, the highest fines for breaching Public Health Orders were $5,000, with the majority fixed at $1,000.

This is, a recent report said, way above the $1,100 maximum, set by the NSW children’s court for any child found guilty of an offence.

The 2023, Children and COVID-19 Fines in NSW report, funded by Universities, and a range of legal advocacy groups, accused police of setting trust in law enforcement back decades.

‘Fine amounts for NSW COVID-19 PHO breaches were far too high for children to pay,...

Already a subscriber? Log in

Subscribe for just $2 a week

Try a month of The Spectator Australia absolutely free and without commitment. Not only that but – if you choose to continue – you’ll pay just $2 a week for your first year.

  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • The weekly edition on the Spectator Australia app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk

Unlock this article



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in