Dear NSW Office of State Revenue and/or State Debt Recovery Office
I'm writing to request statistics on fines issued by revenue protection officers, and NSW police officers in the period since the introduction of the opal card system, 2013-17.
Specifically, the amount of revenue generated in this period, and if possible, the number of fines issued.
If possible, please treat this as an administrative/informal request. Otherwise please proceed with my request as a formal information request under the FOI Act.
The data you requested is available on the Office of State Revenue website at http://www.osr.nsw.gov.au/info/statistics - apologies for not being able to attach the dataset in this email. The file size of the dataset (48mb) exceeds the maximum limit for email transfer (20mb).
Under "Open data" section please download the "Penalty notice data set".
The dataset contains the information about all fines issued, since financial year 2011-2015 through to 2016-17, pursuant to Passenger Transport Act 1990 / Passenger Transport Regulation 2007, including train tickets / opal card related fines.
Once you download and open the dataset, please ensure that you sort the information by "LEGISLATION".
If you have any queries, please feel welcome to contact me on 9372 7661.
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