6.8 Offences & prosecution
The information in this chapter applies to WA ex-nuptial children. See 1.4 for more details regarding when provisions apply for WA ex-nuptial cases.
From 1 July 2020, the penalty unit amount is $222.
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.