We all agree that no one should be able to profit from crime.
But do our Crimes Confiscation laws strike the right balance?
Western Australia’s Attorney-General John Quigley goes so far as to say there are some cases that are ‘harsh to the point of being unjust’.
He cites a case where an ex wife and her children are in danger of losing their home because of the criminal activities of a former partner.
The Attorney-General recently announced a review into the state’s Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000, headed by former Chief Justice Wayne Martin.