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SPER Hardship Partner Pack



The Hardship Partner Program gives realistic options for people in genuine hardship to resolve their debt with State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER).

By partnering with community organisations and financial or health practitioners, SPER offers a practical way for people to deal with their debt through a work and development order or hardship payment plan.

This participant guide is designed for prospective hardship partners.

Use this guide to:

  • Understand the opportunities that exist through SPER to utilise hardship to reduce debt and mechanisms to put debt on hold, and
  • Learn how service providers can assist clients and tenants to pay off their debt through work and development orders and becoming hardship partners.

Communify are a Queensland organisation that provide a diverse range of services. Read about their experience as a Hardship Partner here.

Learn more about Queensland’s fine system and types of fines as well as when to seek assistance from community legal clinics on debt related matters here.

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