Regional judges forum on financial crimes
Since the introduction of civil confiscation legislation in Queensland in 2003, the CMC has had considerable success in recovering the proceeds of crime. Officers from the CMC recently shared their expertise in corruption investigations and recovery of the proceeds of crime at the Corruption and other Financial Crimes Commonwealth Secretariat Pacific Judges Regional Forum, held in Sydney on 15 March 2012.
To demonstrate how the civil confiscation legislation is put into practice, the CMC provided a case study of the recent corruption investigation of former Minister Gordon Nuttall and associated recovery of the proceeds of his crimes.
The forum aimed to enhance the capacity of judges in the region to adjudicate cases involving economic and financial crimes, with a particular focus on corruption, money laundering and recovery of the proceeds of crime.
Judges from the Cook Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Singapore and Jamaica attended.