Confiscation that Counts: A Review of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1987 (ALRC Report 87)

Final Report, ALRC Report 89, was tabled June 1999. The ALRC’s review of Australia’s confiscation regime found that groundbreaking proceeds of crime legislation—introduced in 1987, and designed to strike at the heart of organised crime by attacking the profit motive—had become largely ineffective.

ALRC Report 89 advocates a sharp shift in Australia’s approach to federal assets confiscation laws to increase the reach and impact of the legislation, while remaining sensitive to concerns about proper safeguards for civil liberties.

View ALRC Report 87 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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