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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 making or revoking a declaration.

The court must also publish a statement of reasons where it refuses an application to have a declaration revoked.

Reasons must be published in writing.

11 Stated reasons for making or revoking declaration

(1) The Court is to provide a written statement of reasons for any decision to make or revoke a declaration under this Part, or for refusing an application for a declaration or the revocation of a declaration.

(2) This section does not authorise or require the disclosure of information if an obligation to maintain confidentiality exists (whether under Part 3B or under any other Act or law).

It can be difficult to navigate and understand the law in relation to declarations made under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012.

However, you can give yourself a leading advantage in fighting these matters by enlisting the help of our experienced criminal defence advocates.

As passionate defenders of civil liberties and rights, our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the laws relating to the making and revocation of declarations and can help you understand the legal obligations relating to these declarations.

Where necessary, our criminal law experts can assist you in preparing applications to have declarations revoked, so that you can move on with your life as soon as possible.

For the best possible advice in your matter, contact us today on (02) 9261 8881 and speak to one of our highly-experienced criminal defence lawyers.

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