A crack down on Far North Queenslanders who refuse to pay their SPER debts, with enforcement officers from the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) in the region.
SPER Enforcement Director Kim Easton says around 23,000 individuals and businesses across the Cairns region collectively owed more than $45 million in unpaid fines and penalties.
“SPER officers are carrying out a field enforcement operation across the region, including Atherton, Mareeba, Innisfail, Gordonvale and Tully, to encourage debtors to pay the money they owe the people of Queensland,” Mr Easton says.
“Our officers are visiting debtors at their home or workplace and those people that refuse to pay their debts will face tough action.
“This includes having money taken from their wages or bank accounts through garnishment powers or having their cars clamped, seized and sold to meet their obligations.”
More than 20 vehicles including a BMW, high-end SUVs, a boat and even a Mack Truck have already been seized and will be sold at auctions if owners refuse to pay.
You can contact SPER on 1300 365 635 to discuss their payment options and avoid enforcement action.