ATA Research Associate Nathan Dyson recently published an article on Catallaxy Files discussing NSW’s growing fine revenue. He notes that fine revenue increases significantly every year, and goes on to explain this trend in the context of increasing state regulation and tax hikes. Here’s a paragraph from Nathan’s article:
‘It is clear that over-regulation and prohibition of our personal freedoms have gone overboard. Making choices for ourselves are prohibited even when there is clearly no risk of harm to another person. We should therefore ask ourselves whether these fines are in our best interest. For if we remain content with this way of thinking, we will continue on this slippery slope of over-regulation.’
You can read, as well as comment on, the full article here.
Marija Polic is a Research Associate at the Australian Taxpayers' Alliance