Amendments to the money laundering offences in Division 400 of the Criminal Code Act 1995
In 2008, the Government proposed legislative amendment to the money laundering offences in Division 400 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code) to ensure their correct operation. The proposed amendments seek to ensure that the policy intention underpinning the provisions is clear, and implement several technical amendments.
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.
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