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

Project Status:

Tabled in parliament

Start Date:

29/10/2014

Tabled in Parliament Date:

25/05/2016

Reference

In recent years, there’s been a growing recognition that organised crime groups use lawful occupations and industires as a cover for their illicit activities. So, in October 2014, the Commission was asked to examine and report on how new regulatory regimes might better prevent criminal organisations from infiltrating occupations and industries.

Regulatory regimes consist of the laws, regulations, policies and instruments that govern the entry into and conduct within a particular industry. They 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.

From a consultation paper in June 2015 requesting submissions, the Commission received 32 written responses. It also set up an advisory committee of relevant experts and consulted widely with a number of key stakeholders.

The Commission’s report, tabled in Parliament on 25 May 2016, concluded that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach’ to industry regulation and regulatory responses to infiltration by organised crime must be considered on an industry-to-industry basis. The link to the full report is below.

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Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament

Publications

Publication Date

25/05/2016

The Commission’s report, The Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime covers a wide range of schemes such as licensing, audits, inspections, and various restrictions. The Commission was not asked to focus on specific industries, but to provide general guidance for application to any industry. The terms of… Read More
Publication Date

25/05/2016

The Commission’s report, The Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime covers a wide range of schemes such as licensing, audits, inspections, and various restrictions. The Commission was not asked to focus on specific industries, but to provide general guidance for application to any industry. The terms of… Read more
Publication Date

25/05/2016

The Commission’s report, The Use of Regulatory Regimes in Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime covers a wide range of schemes such as licensing, audits, inspections, and various restrictions. The Commission was not asked to focus on specific industries, but to provide general guidance for application to any industry. The terms of… Read more
Publication Date

01/08/2015

The Commission received the following submissions for its review of Regulatory Regimes and Organised Crime. Read more