News out on Friday that the government is considering a “crime tax”.
How it would work is that $50 would be levied on every person convicted of a crime, where they are required to go to court. These offences would range from traffic violations to murder and would be collected by the current Ministry of Justice system.
The proceeds would then be used to help victims with funeral costs, travel costs and things like counselling.
My question is: Shouldn’t this rightly be called a fine, not a tax?