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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Drivers' Delight: Police Boycott Fines Indefinitely


New South Wales (NSW) Police have decided to stop issuing fines again in an escalating pay row with the State Government, but this time there is no end date to the action.

The state's 15,000 police will use their discretion on any ticketable offence, from road and boating fines to alcohol offences, from next Monday.

The Police Association says its "fine-free week" earlier this month cost the State Government $2 million and raised public interest in the pay row.

The union wants a 5 per cent pay rise but the Government is offering 4 per cent in exchange for reduced entitlements, including compensation for injuries.

The union had set a June 30 deadline for a better offer. (Full Story Here).