Australian Capital Territory Policing's Annual Report for 2020-21 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
This is the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Policing’s Annual Report for 2020-21, provided under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. It provides that information-gathering powers under the National Scheme of Unexplained Wealth were not used by ACT Policing in the 2020-21 financial year.
National Cooperative Scheme on Unexplained Wealth - Annual Report
Jurisdiction: ACT Policing
There are two commitments relating to reporting the use of information-gathering powers under the scheme:
- Section 20 of Schedule 1 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (the Act) – The Commissioner or head (however described) of a participating state/territory police force must give the Minister a written report in respect of each financial year that contains information on how many times they have used the production orders/notices to financial institutions.
- Section 4.2 of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Cooperative Scheme on Unexplained Wealth (the IGA) – As soon as practicable after 30 June each year, relevant participating State or Territory party agencies must provide an annual report to the responsible State or Territory Minister on the use (if any) by the agency of the investigative powers reporting on the number of times that the powers were used by that agency. This will then be passed on to the Commonwealth Minister, who will table it in Parliament.
- In accordance with section20(1) of Schedule 1 of the Act and section 4.2 of the IGA, ACT Policing report the following:
|a) Number and results of applications for production orders under clause 1||0|
|b) The number of notices to Financial institutions issued under clause 12 by an official specified in subclause 12(3)||0|
|c) Any other information of a kind prescribed by the regulations||N/A|
*This does not include any authorisations that may have been granted under corresponding laws, including the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003 (ACT)
|Authorising Officer||Cleared by:|
|Position:||Chief Police Officer for the ACT|
|Date:||29 October 2021|