Crime and Corruption Commission Matters 2018-06-09T08:26:40+10:00

Crime & Corruption
Commission Matters

The Crime and Corruption Act 2001 was enacted for the purposes of combatting and reducing the incident of major crime and to continuously improve the integrity of, and to reduce the incident of corruption in, the public sector.

The Crime and Corruption Act 2001 was enacted for the purposes of combatting and reducing the incident of major crime and to continuously improve the integrity of, and to reduce the incident of corruption in, the public sector. The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has the responsibility of administering the act.

The act provides the CCC with the power to call witnesses and require them to answer questions and/or produce documents. This type of hearing is different to a Police interview as the witness does not have their usual right to silence or their privilege against self-incrimination.

It is both an offence to not attend a CCC hearing if you have been served with a notice to appear (maximum penalty 200 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment) or to refuse to answer questions at a CCC hearing (maximum penalty 200 penalty units or 5 years imprisonment). It is important to know your rights and obligations before and during a CCC hearing. We recommend that you contact our office to discuss your matter.

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