Regulatory Regimes Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime into Lawful Occupations and Industries

In October 2014 the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) was asked to examine and report on how the law can better prevent organised crime and criminal organisations from infiltrating occupations and industries.

Regulatory regimes include licensing, registration requirements and fit and proper person tests. 

The VLRC reviewed various lawful occupations and industries in Victoria and elsewhere:

  •  to find out which regulatory regimes are effective 
  •  to develop principles for assessing the risk of organised crime infiltrating a lawful occupation or industry.

The Commission published a consultation paper in June 2015, requesting submissions. The consultation paper and the submissions can be downloaded from the links below.

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The Commission completed its report in February 2016. The report was tabled in Parliament on 25 May 2016. A link to the report is below.

Implementation

27 October 2016 - Final report of the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work tabled in Parliament.  The Government responded with support to regulate the industry, including setting up a licensing scheme to ensure all labour hire operators are licensed. 

26 September 2017 - Justice Legislation Amendment (Protective Services Officers and Other Matters) Bill 2017 assented.  The legislation further regulates the scrap metal industry, including the banning of cash payments. 

Timeline

Current: Table in parliament

Full timeline:

Reference
Consultation
Submissions
Final report
Tabled in parliament
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Project Publications

Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime: submissions received

The Commission received the following submissions in response to the consultation paper for the regulatory regimes and organised crime reference. See...

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Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime: Report (pdf)

The Commission's report, The Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime (see links below to pdf and Word files),...

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Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime: Report (html)

The Commission's report, The Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime covers a wide range of schemes such as...

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Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime: Consultation Paper (pdf)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) published a consultation paper in June 2015 on its review of regulatory regimes to prevent organised crime...

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Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime: Consultation Paper (html)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) published a consultation paper in June 2015 on its review of regulatory regimes to prevent organised crime...

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Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime into Lawful Occupations and Industries: Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE The Victorian Law Reform Commission is asked to review and report on the use of regulatory regimes to help prevent organised crime...

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