Fine flouters face extra time in jail

People who flout fines could have to spend longer in jail to pay off their debt under options being explored to recoup an outstanding bill that has blown out to almost $362 million.

Attorney-General Michael Mischin is looking at reducing the $250-a-day “cut out” rate for time behind bars for fine defaulters, as well as scrapping regulations that allow offenders to clear their debts at the same time as they are in jail for unrelated offences.

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