The Queensland Government has introduced a Bill into Parliament that impacts upon how vulnerable Queenslanders interact with State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER). 

The major change that this Bill introduces is Work Development Orders which enables SPER debtors to pay their debt through non-monetary ways such as unpaid work, engaging with treatment or counselling programs, education and training.

The Bill has been referred to the Finance and Administration Committee for examination and they are calling for written submissions.

Community Legal Centres Queensland has developed a fact sheet about the changes and how you can have your say.  You can find more information about the changes on their website .

To make a submission visit the Finance and Administration Committee website .

Submissions close at 4:00pm on Friday 24 March 2017.

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