The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Debts arising from conviction


Under SSAct section 1224AB, where one person contravenes the social security law and accrues a debt, and another person is convicted under the Criminal Code Act 1995 of knowingly being involved in relation to that contravention, both people are jointly liable for repayment of the debt.

Section 1224AB does not create a new debt, it simply extends liability for repayment across both parties.

Act reference: SSAct section 1224AB Joint and several liability for persons involved in contravention of Act

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