Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 25 June 2009) . . Page.. 3149 ..
Answers to questions
Roads—traffic and parking fines
(Question No 30)
Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 10 February 2009:
(1) What was the total number and value of traffic and parking fines issued by (a) type (ie, traffic or parking fines) and (b) residency (ie, as to whether the offender resided in the ACT or elsewhere for (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08.
(2) What was the average time taken for offenders to pay fines for those years listed in part (1).
(3) What was the total number and value of traffic and parking fines unpaid by (a) type and (b) residency as at 30 June in those years listed in part (1).
(4) What is the ageing of traffic and parking fine debts, as at the most recent internal management reporting date, by (a) type, (b) number, (c) aggregate dollar value and (d) residency according to the period intervals of (i) 30 days, (ii) 60 days, (iii) 90 days, (iv) 180 days, (v) 1 year, (vi) 5 years and (vii) more than 5 years.
(5) What is the process that the relevant agency uses to follow up on unpaid debts.
(6) Has the process outlined in part (5) been followed in relation to the debts listed at part (4); if not, why not; if so, why, according to The Canberra Times on 22 January 2009, are there debts totalling more than $13m.
(7) Has the effectiveness of this process been evaluated in the last five years; if not, why not; if so, (a) when, (b) what recommendations were put forward as part of the evaluation, (c) which of those recommendations were implemented.
(8) If any of the recommendations outlined in part (7)(c) were not implemented, why not.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) See attached spreadsheet
(2) See attached spreadsheet
(3) See attached spreadsheet
(4) See attached spreadsheet
(5) The Department of Territory and Municipal Services follows the legislative provisions of Part 3 of the Road Transport (General) Act 1999. Part 3 provides for the service of infringement, reminder and suspension notices. A suspension notice requires the road transport authority to suspend the driver licence, vehicle registration or right to drive of the person responsible for the infringement notice if the notice is not paid. This suspension is not lifted until the outstanding fine has been paid.