Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dad of Six Battles to Pay Down Fines

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dad of Six Battles to Pay Down Fines

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Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@qt.com.au

GOODNA dad of six Dave Halt is one of the 17,179 Ipswich residents with an outstanding SPER debt.

Mr Halt said being able to put his fines to SPER then pay them off had helped him and his family.

"I did have a bit of SPER debt. At its highest, it was $12,000 but I knocked it down. Then it goes up again," he laughed.

Mr Halt said his debt was mostly accumulated through traffic offences.

"I lost my licence and was driving unlicensed," he said.

"I got caught a few times. I've got kids, I took them to school.

"I am shocked at how quick it goes up but I've nearly paid it all off."

This won't be the first time Mr Halt has reached the milestone of almost paying off his SPER debt.

"I nearly paid it off once, then got another $3000," he said.

"I pay $100 a fortnight. …

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