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Fewer than 50 fined for self-isolation breaches – The Age

Victoria Police say the overwhelming majority of Victorians have followed the public health orders and there were often legitimate excuses when someone did not answer a knock on the door from authorities.

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“If there was particularly selfish behaviour, like for instance going to work when you have the virus, then there is the alternative pathway and that is of course taking you to the Magistrates’ Court where the maximum penalty that can be applied to you is $20,000.”
Of the 42 fines, 26 people were issued the lesser fine before the more expensive fine was introduced on August 4 and the remaining 16 were fined after that date.
Police Deputy Commissioner Rick Nugent, who is responsible for enforce…

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