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Section 13 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control Act) 2012 | Right of Appeal


Has a group or organisation that you belong to been made the subject of a declaration under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012? If so, you may be wondering whether there is any way to appeal the declaration under the law. Section 13 provides a right to appeal a decision to declare an organisation …

Section 12 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Renewals or Extensions


If a group or organisation that you belong to has been made the subject of a declaration under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012, it’s important to be aware of what the law says. Section 12 of the Act deals with the renewal or extension of declarations. It says that declarations may be renewed …

Section 11 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Reasons for Making or Revoking Declaration


Under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012, particular groups and bodies may be declared to be ‘criminal organisations’ in certain circumstances. The law imposes certain requirements which must be complied with in relation to the making and revocation of declarations. One such requirement is the requirement for a court to publish the reasons for …

Section 6 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Response of Respondent


Having your group or association declared a ‘criminal organisation’ can be a frustrating and stressful experience which negatively impacts your personal and work life. Thankfully, the law contains provisions which allow you to file a response to any applications to declare your group a ‘criminal organisation’ under the law. Section 6 of the Crimes (Criminal …

Section 22 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Commencement of Control Order


A control order may impose strict restrictions on your life and movements, and a breach of these restrictions may result in penalties under the law. It is therefore important to be aware of when a control order commences in order to avoid these possible consequences. Section 22 of the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act states …

Section 21 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Form of Control Order


If you have been made the subject of a control order, it’s important to be aware of your legal rights and obligations. Section 21 contains requirements about the form of a control order. It says that a control order must specify the person to whom it relates, and must contain a statement of the grounds …

Section 20 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Right to Attend Hearing


The Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 contains controversial provisions which enable a court to impose a control order upon a person in certain situations. Control orders are court orders which can impose restrictions upon your life. For instance, if you are the subject of a control order, you may be prevented from associating with …

Section 19 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Court May Make Control Orders


Are you wondering when a court may make a control order in relation to you? A control order is a court order made in relation to a person. It can impose onerous restrictions on your life and your movements, for example, restricting you from visiting certain places, associating with certain people and carrying out certain …

Section 18 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Expedited Hearings


Are you awaiting a hearing to determine an application for a control order? In some cases, you may apply to have the hearing expedited in order to hear the application at an earlier date. In order to have an expedited hearing, you must satisfy the court that there are special circumstances which exist which mean …