Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Auditor-General's Report

In reply to the Hon. L.A. HENDERSON ().14 November 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I am advised:

Based on available data, the current average age of Victims of Crime (VOC) debts managed by the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit (FERU) is 15.6 years. Due to the nature of offences and their resulting consequences (for example, incarceration), the age of the debt and likelihood of recovery can be prolonged. Average annual VOC recoveries collected from offenders since the FERU was established have increased.