22.214.171.124 Debts arising from conviction
SSAct section 1224AB does not operate to create a new debt. It simply extends liability for a debt that exists under the SSAct to a person convicted under the Crimes Act 1901 of knowingly being involved in the contravention of the SSAct that gave rise to the existing debt.
In deciding whether to raise a debt under SSAct section 1224AB, consideration should be given to any view expressed about the responsibility of the person to repay the debt by the court hearing the criminal matter.
Act reference: SSAct section 1224AB Joint and several liability for persons involved in contravention of Act