Story: Victims of crime

Mocking the levy

Mocking the levy

This cartoon pokes fun at the $50 levy imposed on all convicted offenders in 2009. Critics pointed out that it was unlikely to work because of the existing difficulties in collecting reparation and other fines.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0010282
Cartoon by James Hubbard

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Victims of crime - Ongoing issues for victims', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/26858/mocking-the-levy (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2018