Legal News

Criminal Finance Act 2017 – Upcoming changes to POCA and TACT

20 October 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/991) comes in force on 31st October 2017. These Regulations bring in force sections of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 that amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT).

Government review of law to tackle dangerous cycling

22 September 2017

A government review is being launched into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling following a case where the Victorian offence of "wanton or furious driving" was the only available offence after a man was cleared of manslaughter.

Man jailed for rapes committed by another overseas

06 September 2017

A man has been successfully prosecuted for rapes of several children by proving that he was as guilty in instigating the overseas offending as he would have been committing the crime itself.