WA to review Crimes Confiscation legislation

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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.

 

ABC Radio National Law Report