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QLD SPER collected a record $400 million and seized 360 vehicles in 2022-23.

Orange Mustang
Photo:  State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER)

The State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) has delivered a record $400 million in collections for the financial year, an increase of more than $100 million from last year.

The result coincides with the start of a ‘Brisbane blitz’, as enforcement officers target suburbs, including Chermside, Nundah, Oxley, Mt Gravatt and Tingalpa.

This follows another successful operation for SPER across South East Queensland, targeting repeat traffic fine offenders, where officers seized 58 vehicles and collected more than $1.7 million in cash. 

  • SPER collected a record $400 million and seized 360 vehicles in 2022-23.
  • A new operation will target fine dodgers in Brisbane.
  • Enforcement officers seized 58 vehicles in the latest operation, targeting repeat traffic fine offenders.

The operation saw officers execute seizure warrants at locations across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast, taking its haul to a record 360 vehicles seized over the past year.

Cars seized during the operation included a Mustang, Porsche Cayenne, hi-spec utes and even a Harley-Davidson from debtors.

These vehicles will be sold where the owners are not willing to pay their debts.

These are debtors who have demonstrated that they are unwilling to obey the road rules and have endangered other road users through their actions.

One of these debtors had incurred more than 20 traffic fines in the past 12 months alone, including a dozen speeding fines.

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick:

“Queenslanders rightly expect people to be held accountable for their actions, especially when those actions endanger the safety of others.

“If someone is fined for breaking the law, they should pay that fine promptly.

“The $400 million recovered by SPER is money that will provide services and infrastructure to Queenslanders, helping to reduce cost of living pressures.

“SPER officers will be active across Brisbane suburbs over the coming weeks, targeting those individuals and companies who continue to break the law and rack up fines.

“Officers will clamp and seize vehicles of debtors who refuse to pay what they owe the people of Queensland.

“The Palaszczuk Government is absolutely committed to recovering money owed to the people of Queensland, and that’s why we’ve supported SPER through the Debt Recovery and Compliance Program (DRCP). 

Source: Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment

The Honourable Cameron Dick

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