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Work and development order terms

This document should be read in conjunction with the WDO record on the WDO Self-Service Portal, which outlines the WDO applicant details and nominated activities.

General

Terms of the Order

The client named on the Self Service Portal has been approved for a WDO, with the support of the WDO sponsor organisation or health practitioner. Revenue NSW has agreed to accept such undertaking as a full or part-payment satisfaction by non-monetary means of fines and penalties on the terms and conditions set out in this Order.

The WDO shall commence from the activity start date nominated on the WDO Self Service Portal.

Variations and cancellations

Revenue NSW may vary or revoke a WDO in the following circumstances:

  • ƒBy request of the person undertaking the WDO
  • ƒƒBy request of the WDO sponsor organisation or health practitioner
  • ƒƒTo include further enforcement orders if agreed by all parties
  • ƒƒTo add or remove programs (as necessary) once agreed by all parties
  • ƒƒFollowing non-compliance with the Order by either the person undertaking the WDO or the approved WDO sponsor organisation or health practitioner
  • ƒIf the information provided in the application was false or misleading in a material particular
  • ƒƒIf the financial circumstances of the person undertaking the WDO significantly improve (other than as a result of activities under the WDO) such that he or she would no longer fit the eligibility criteria
  • Where there is a change in circumstances for the person undertaking the WDO.

Any request to vary or cancel the WDO should be made via the online Self Service Portal, or by submitting a written request to Revenue NSW. Please note, Revenue NSW will review clients who continue to offend after they have been approved for a WDO and that re-offending may be taken into account when Revenue NSW considers a WDO variation or new application.

Before making a variation and/or revocation, Revenue NSW will write to the client and the approved organisation or health practitioner supporting the order, setting out the reasons for the proposed variation and/or revocation. The client will be given a reasonable period to contest the matter (no less than four weeks) before Revenue NSW will proceed to vary and/or revoke the WDO.

Client

Client obligations and responsibilities

As per the terms of the WDO, the person undertaking the WDO is required to complete the activities nominated via the Self Service Portal.

Rate of payment or reduction

The rate of payment or reduction for the satisfaction of the WDO will be determined in accordance with the table below and as agreed with the sponsor organisation or health practitioner, provided you comply with the Order.

Activities undertaken by a person subject to a WDO satisfy the person’s fines debt up to a maximum of $1000 per month. Activities are assessed as having either a monthly or hourly satisfaction rate. Partial completion will be calculated at a pro rata rate.

Name Credit type Rate per hour
Medical/mental health treatment (including disability case management) Monthly  
Financial or other counselling Hourly rate $50
Drug or alcohol treatment Monthly  
Educational/vocational or life skills course Hourly rate $50
Voluntary unpaid work Hourly rate $30
Mentoring programs (person’s under 25 years) Monthly  

Failure to comply with WDO

If there is a change in your circumstances, you are required to contact your WDO sponsor as soon as practically possible to advise of the change.

If Revenue NSW determines that you have failed, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the conditions of the WDO, then the WDO may be revoked. Prior to the decision to revoke your WDO, Revenue NSW will take all reasonable steps to consult with you and your WDO sponsor. You will be given a reasonable period to contest the matter (no less than four weeks) before Revenue NSW revokes the WDO.

Approved organisation and health practitioner

It is the responsibility of the appropriately authorised representative of the WDO sponsor organisation or health practitioner to oversee the participation of the person undertaking the WDO.

The nominated case manager of the sponsor organisation or health practitioner is required to submit a monthly progress report via the Self Service Portal clearly indicating the level of compliance with the WDO. This will enable Revenue NSW to review the progress of the WDO and to determine whether to continue or to revoke the WDO.

Delays in lodging a monthly report may result in the person undertaking the WDO not receiving credit for participating in approved WDO activities.

On completion of the WDO, the case manager is required to submit a completion report via the online Self Service Portal within seven days of completion.

Any non-compliance with the WDO must be reported to Revenue NSW immediately by way of a non-compliance report via the Self Service Portal.

Should Revenue NSW have cause to revoke the WDO on any grounds (excluding non-compliance by the WDO sponsor), it is the responsibility of Revenue NSW to notify the client.

Should Revenue NSW have cause to revoke the WDO on grounds of non-compliance by the sponsor organisation or health practitioner it is the responsibility of the sponsor to notify the client.

Prior to any decision to revoke the WDO, Revenue NSW will take all reasonable steps to consult with the sponsor organisation or health practitioner. The client will be given a reasonable period to contest the matter (no less than four weeks) before revoking the WDO.

Revenue NSW must be contacted immediately should the WDO sponsor’s circumstances change, where the change may jeopardise the completion of the WDO for the person undertaking it.

Last updated: 4 August 2017