Regulatory Regimes Preventing the Infiltration of Organised Crime into Lawful Occupations and Industries
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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.
- Terms of reference received
- Submissions and consultations
- Submissions closed
- Final Report
- Tabled in parliament