RLC in the Media: Lawyers push to waive COVID fines issued to children as young as 13
The New South Wales government is resisting growing calls to scrap tens of thousands of COVID fines, which lawyers say were unjustly issued, including to a teenager with an intellectual disability.
Jason Ong reports for ABC 730.
The question of whether the government and NSW Police were heavy-handed in their pandemic response will be argued in a test case before the NSW Supreme Court.
The Redfern Legal Centre hopes its legal challenge will quash 45,000 fines, which it says failed to properly outline the offence committed.
"The process was unjust, messy, and the rule of law was not followed," the centre's Samantha Lee told 7.30.