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EPA to refund more than $170k worth of fines in Victoria

FIRST WITH NEIL MITCHELL

EXCLUSIVE

The EPA are set to refund $171,000 worth of fines in Victoria after concerns were raised about how fines were reported and internal concerns about the system.

CEO of the EPA Niall Finegan told Neil the fines will be refunded to assure the public’s confidence in the system.

“Because basically it’s a third party witness claiming that something has happened, we’ve undertaken a number of audits, looking at the processes, training staff, etc,” Mr Finegan said.

“At the end of our audit, there’s 344 fines where it’s basically a line-ball call whether they should stand or not so I’ve made the call to refund those 344 fines.

“It’s from a period between November 2013 to December 2015.

“It comes to a total of $171,000 that we’ll be refunding.”

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It comes after Damien spoke to 3AW Mornings yesterday, about a fine he copped for apparently throwing a cigarette out the window.

Problem was, he doesn’t smoke and wasn’t he driving at the time.

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