Fine defaulters named

A Greenfields resident owes more than $50,000, while a Pinjarra woman owes more than $22,000 and a Dawesville man owes more than $21,000 in fines and infringements.

The name and shame website went live on August 21 and features serial defaulters in WA who owe taxpayers $67 million.

The website is part of new measures to recover millions of dollars owed. It features the top 100 defaulters, along with the suburb they live in and the amount owed.

Attorney-General Michael Mischin said the move formed part of a package of reforms targeting a small group of serial offenders who were cheating taxpayers out of millions of dollars.

‘The top 100 fine defaulters list is frankly staggering,’ he said. ‘Every person on the list each owes tens of thousands of dollars, with a handful of individuals and companies owing between $100,000 and $250,000 each.

‘It not only indicates a pattern of law breaking, but a complete disregard for our laws and for their fellow West Australians.

‘The money from these unpaid fines and infringements should rightly be available for schools, hospitals and infrastructure.’

Visit paymyfines.wa.gov. au to see the top 100 list and to pay outstanding fines.