Revealed: Which Gold Coast suburb has the highest SPER debt?

RESIDENTS in Southport and Labrador currently owe more than $18.8 million in unpaid fines to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry, it has been revealed.

Find dodgers living in the two Gold Coast suburbs have accumulated the largest SPER debt on the Coast, and the fifth largest recorded in any Queensland postcode – a total of $18,844,000.

The latest SPER report shows the agency is owed more than $1.23 billion, up from $1.19 billion in May 2017.


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Defaulters living in Logan have racked up the largest SPER debt at $27,631,000, followed closely behind by Ipswich at $26,124,000.

Woodridge came in third on the list, owing $25,129,000 to SPER, while Toowoomba ranked fourth with residents in the mountain city accumulating $20,273,000) in unpaid fines.

The response to an LNP question-on-notice revealed the largest debt owed to SPER by an individual or company was more than $4.5 million.

The combined total of the top five highest individual debts is over $7.3 million.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said Annastacia Palaszczuk was failing to claw back cash that is urgently needed for schools, hospitals, infrastructure and to cut debt.

“Defaulters are thumbing their noses at Labor and the entire SPER system,” Mr Mander said.

“This vast amount of money could be used to air-condition state schools or bust congestion.”

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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