The Supreme Court has overturned the decision of the Magistrates’ Court to jail Mr Zakaria Taha, an intellectually disabled man, under section 160(1) of the Infringements Act 2006 (the Act) for his failure to pay $11,000 in parking and public transport fines. Section 32 of the Charter was employed by Emerton J in her interpretation of section 160(1).

Read the judgment here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012