Section 8 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Requirement of Notice of Declaration


The Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act makes provision for the making of declarations against ‘criminal organisations.’

In making a declaration, the Commissioner must comply with certain administrative requirements.

Section 8 states that the Commissioner must publish a notice of any declarations made in the Gazette,
as well as at least one newspaper circulating the state.

Declarations are not effective until they have been published accordingly.

Whilst having your group subject to a declaration can be frustrating, there are ways in which you can seek to avoid the onerous implications of such a declaration.

Our expert criminal defence team can advise you of the impact of these declarations and how you can go about having them revoked.

The Legislation

8 Notice of declaration

(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after a declaration is made under this Part, the Commissioner must publish notice of the declaration in the Gazette and in at least one newspaper circulating throughout the State.

(2) The declaration is of no effect until it is published under subsection (1).


Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers®?

Having your group declared a ‘criminal organisation’ can be frustrating and upsetting. However, understanding the law and how it could impact you can be beneficial when it comes to fighting your matter.

The lawyers at Sydney Criminal Lawyers® are highly experienced advocates who can assist you in making sense of the law in this area.

Our lawyers can also assist when it comes to fighting to have the declarations revoked.

As highly experienced criminal law specialists, we have the knowledge and skills to advise you of your options when it comes to securing a positive outcome in your case.

So for the best result in your matter, contact us today on (02) 9261 8881 and book your FREE first conference with us today.