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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    The insinuation from Shadow Attorney-General Ian Walker that I am sitting on a secret report is baseless and incorrect.

    The review of the Criminal Organisation Act 2009 was a statutory review required by law.

    It made sense for that review to be conducted by the same individual tasked with a separate review of the VLAD legislation.

    Former Supreme Court Judge Alan Wilson QC, the chairman of the Queensland Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation, will report back to the Palaszczuk Government on March 31.

    As the two reviews are interrelated, the findings of the Criminal Organisation Act 2009 review will be considered in the broader inquiry of Queensland’s organised crime legislation.

    The expert VLAD Taskforce is continuing its work considering the suite of laws concerning organised crime, such as the Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruptions) Amendment Act 2013; the Tattoo Parlours Act 2013; the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act 2013 and the Criminal Code (Criminal Organisations) Regulation 2013; to name a few.

    The Taskforce membership is made up of the Queensland Police Service, the Queensland Police Union, the Commissioned Officers’ Union of Employees, the Queensland Law Society, the Bar Association of Queensland, the Public Interest Monitor and senior representatives of both the Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.