In the Media

Offenders must pay to support crime victims

PUBLISHED October 1, 2012

From today many more criminals will be made to pay towards supporting victims of crime. Currently offenders only contribute around one sixth of the funding that supports victims? services. Hard-working taxpayers provide the rest. 

In a massive overhaul to the way services for victims and witnesses of crime are funded, the 'Victim Surcharge' is being increased and extended to apply to a far wider range of sentences.