On 28 August 2018, the Australian Crime Commission Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 (“the Bill”) was introduced to Tasmania Parliament’s House of Assembly ("the Assembly") by the Hon Michael Ferguson.
The Bill has passed the Assembly and is currently before the Legislative Council where it is awaiting further discussion.
Due to the 1 July 2016 merger between the Australian Crime Commission (“ACC”) and the CrimTrac organisation, Commonwealth legislation was introduced into Parliament to manage the consequences of such a merger between the two entities. For legal purposes, the Australian Crime Commission is still known as the ACC.
The ACC now performs the previous functions of CrimTrac, including providing national police information systems and services to police and other eligible bodies and nationally co-ordinated criminal history checks to accredited agencies.
In aproduced by the Federal Government, the functions of the ACC were outlined at [para 37.4]:
Due to the merger of the two organisations, a number of consequential amendments are required to Tasmanian acts that authorise, or facilitate, the release of information to CrimTrac, allowing those bodies to instead send that information to the ACC.
The proposed amendments will amend the Tasmanian legislation by removing references to “CrimTrac”, and where required, replacing them with references to the “ACC”. The Bill also includes transitional arrangements to ensure that any agreements made between Tasmanian government agencies and CrimTrac are also deemed to be equivalent agreements with the ACC. Amendments to Tasmanian legislation currently affected by the merger of the two entities are:
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