Legal Research Startup Creates Penalty Unit Tracker

Kylie Beveridge of LawCompare explains the Penalty Tracker app: It can be a tricky exercise to track down the value of a penalty unit in a given Australian jurisdiction. In some States and Territories, a penalty unit amount is written into legislation and its value is changed by amendment in Parliament. In other jurisdictions, a mechanism is included in the legislation to allow for the value of a penalty unit to be increased in line with inflation. This increase can occur each financial year or on such periodic basis as stated in the legislation. Which legislative provisions govern penalty units? […]