October 2013. According to Energy Safe’s latest bulletin, the amendment to the Electricity Act 1945 gazetted on 20 August 2013, has given the Fines Enforcement Registry greater powers for dealing with recipients of Infringement Notices who do not pay the modified penalty within twenty eight days.

The new changes under the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994 will allow greater enforcement action when an Infringement Notice fine is not paid, including:

• the suspension of the offender’s driver’s licence.

• the suspension or cancellation of the offender’s vehicle licence.

• the details of the offence may be published on a website.

• the offender’s vehicle may be immobilised or have its number plates removed and property may be seized and sold.

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