The Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit operates under legislation that provides for the recovery of expiations, fines and other pecuniary sums, fees and levies, and allows for the recovery of state debt owed to agencies, and sets out the functions of the Chief Recovery Officer.
The Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Act 2017 (the Act) commenced 30 April 2018 and provisions relating to the recovery of state debts commenced 1 February 2019.
The Act provides for the recovery of expiation fees, fines and other pecuniary sums, fees and levies, and allows for the recovery of state debt owed to agencies; sets out the functions and powers of the Chief Recovery Officer; and provides amendments to the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, Cross-border Justice Act 2009, the Expiation of Offences Act 1996, the Magistrates Court Act 1991, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, the Summary Procedure Act 1921 and the Victims of Crime Act 2001.
All Acts can be accessed at legislation.sa.gov.au.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 provides members of the public with access to South Australian Government documents, making the Fines Unit and other government agencies more accountable. Find out more about making a Freedom of Information ('FOI') request.