1.1.P.120 Penalty unit

Definition

A contravention of a PPLAct civil penalty provision may result in Centrelink or the FWO requiring a person to pay a pecuniary penalty in relation to the contravention, or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia may, on the application of Centrelink or the FWO, order the person to pay a pecuniary penalty in relation to the contravention.

The amount of the pecuniary penalty is determined by the maximum number of penalty units assigned to the civil penalty provision.

The value of a penalty unit is prescribed in the Crimes Act 1914. The current penalty unit value is $180.00.

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary

Crimes Act 1914 section 4AA Penalty units

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015