Calls for COVID fines to be waved

June 28, 2023 9:14 am in by

Victoria’s opposition says outstanding COVID fines should be waived, with a new report accusing police of racial profiling.

The report by Inner Melbourne Community Legal found a third of fines issues by Mildura Uniform Officers were to First Nations persons for breaching lockdown rules in 2020.

Deputy Opposition leader David Southwich says it’s time to move on.

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The report also found one in seven fines issued in Swan Hill were to a First Nations person.