The Queensland Government has offered the management of debts held by the State Penalties Enforcement Registry to a private broker. This broker will engage private debt collectors in a tender that closes on Friday.
The Treasurer has said there would be legislative changes to accommodate this.
Unpaid fines have been steadily rising over the last decade. The debt pool currently is around $850 million and it forecast to increase to more than $1 billion by early 2016.
Source: ABC news, written by Matt Wordsworth