Melbourne, Australia has opened its doors to the world only a few months ago. But before that, the government there imposed strict restrictions for almost 2 years due to the corona epidemic. The strictness can be gauged from the fact that even children are not excluded. In the province of New South Wales, a heavy fine was imposed on about 3000 children who broke the corona rule.
According to a recent report, these fines have been imposed in cases like not wearing prescribed or fit masks, not strictly following isolation, congregating indoors or outdoors, not taking vaccines, not complying with travel permit conditions. The fine ranged from about 80 thousand rupees to 2.4 lakh rupees. The informants have called this type of punishment a violation of international rules.
The state revenue department has confirmed that ‘Work and Development Orders’ have also been issued for payment of these fines. WDO is a system in which children under the age of 18 can get their fines reduced by helping them with community service, counseling courses or treatment.
Dr. Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of New South Wales. According to Neom Pelleg, recommending fines on children as young as 10 is cruel. It is a violation of the rights of children stipulated under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. HS1MS