Tackling serious organised crime in Queensland
The Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (the Act) was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly on 29 November 2016 and received assent on 9 December 2016. All of the initiatives have now commenced.
The Act introduced an integrated package of criminal law reforms designed to combat organised crime in all its forms. These reforms include:
- new offences to combat modern organised criminal activity
- new penalty regimes to appropriately punish offenders and encourage co-operation with law enforcement agencies
- a preventative civil order scheme designed to proactively protect community safety.
Fact-sheets and flow-charts explaining how key elements of the regime work are available.