6.8 Offences & Prosecution
WA ex-nuptial cases
The information in this chapter applies to WA ex-nuptial children. However, the penalty unit amount remains at $170 for WA ex‑nuptial cases because this was the penalty unit that applied on 1 July 2015. From 28 November 2015, WA adopted the amended child support legislation as it existed on 1 July 2015. See 1.4 for more details.
A penalty unit is defined in the Crimes Act section 4AA as being equal to $210 from 1 July 2017.
The penalty unit amount is to be automatically indexed in line with the change in the CPI on 1 July 2020 and each third 1 July following that day.