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Submissions for this consultation closed on Friday, 14 November 2008

The Government is proposing legislative amendment to the money laundering offences in Division 400 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code) to ensure their correct operation. 

Division 400 was inserted into the Criminal Code in 2002, replacing the money laundering offences in sections 81 and 82 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 1987. The provisions were added to reflect the serious nature of money laundering offences and to implement the recommendations made by the Australian Law Reform Commission in its report Confiscation that Counts.

The proposed amendments seek to ensure that the policy intention underpinning the provisions is clear, and implement several technical amendments.

The Department is seeking written submissions on the proposed amendments from interested organisations and members of the public. Written submissions should be forwarded to:

Email: facs@ag.gov.au

Funding and Assets of Crime Section
Criminal Justice Division
Attorney-General's Department
Robert Garran Offices
National Circuit

The closing date for submissions is Friday 14 November 2008. 

Submissions should identify the name of the party making the submission, the organisation they represent (where relevant), as well as contact details.  All submissions will be treated as public unless the submitter specifically requests that the submission—or part thereof—be handled in confidence.

Note that submissions or comments will generally be subject to freedom of information provisions.

Enquiries relating to the submission process may be directed to the contact officer on 02 6250 6376 or by email facs@ag.gov.au.