Victoria Police deny COVID-19 fines will be rescinded

Victoria Police has denied suggestions tens of thousands of COVID-related fines will be rescinded amid reports only 3000 have so far been paid in the state.

Around 40,000 infringement notices were issued by Victoria Police for COVID-19 breaches, but just 3000 have been paid.

Victoria Police has said nearly 6000 are on payment plans while over 2000 have proceeded to court.

Victorian Deputy Police Commissioner Rick Nugent insisted there was “no policy shift” in terms of Victoria Police’s approach to those fines, while Premier Daniel Andrews has previously warned fine dodgers, “we will come after you”.

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