• Appendix 11: Information provided to law enforcement agencies

    Section 355–70 (item 1) of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (formerly section 3E) allows the disclosure of taxpayer information to specified law enforcement agencies where the information is relevant to determining whether a serious offence has been or is being committed, or for enforcing a law, the contravention of which is a serious offence, or for proceeds of crime order proceedings.

    Table 4.26 shows requests from agencies and ATO-initiated disclosures, while Table 4.27 shows the general categories of offence in 2012–13.

    Section 355–70 (item 3) of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (formerly section 3G) allows the disclosure of taxpayer information to Project Wickenby officers where the information is relevant.

    Table 4.26 Requesting agencies and ATO-initiated disclosures, 2012–13

     

    New requests

     

    Processed requests

     

     

    On hand 1 July 2012

    Requests received

    ATO initiated

    Total

     

    Withdrawn

    Rejected

    Disclosed

    Total

    On hand 30 June 2013

    Subsection 355–70(1)(item 1) – serious offence

    Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

    11

    1

    12

     

    12

    12

    Australian Crime Commission

    8

    197

    22

    219

     

    2

    4

    213

    219

    8

    Australian Federal Police

    10

    281

    51

    332

     

    2

    2

    324

    328

    14

    ACT Police

    12

    12

     

    10

    10

    2

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    3

    30

    9

    39

     

    1

    40

    41

    1

    Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia

     

    Director of Public Prosecutions

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Independent Commission Against Corruption

    5

    5

     

    5

    5

    New South Wales Crime Commission

    6

    240

    240

     

    231

    231

    15

    New South Wales Police

    8

    205

    14

    219

     

    1

    215

    216

    11

    New South Wales Police Integrity Commission

    1

    1

    1

     

    2

    2

    Northern Territory Police

    18

    18

     

    18

    18

    Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission

    71

    1

    72

     

    65

    65

    7

    Queensland Police

    4

    128

    7

    135

     

    1

    136

    137

    2

    South Australian Police

    1

    39

    3

    42

     

    1

    39

    40

    3

    Tasmanian Police

    10

    10

     

    10

    10

    Victorian Office of Police Integrity

     

    Victorian Police

    8

    239

    4

    243

     

    1

    241

    242

    9

    Western Australian Police

    48

    48

     

    43

    43

    5

    Ipswich Local Court

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    New South Wales District Court

    1

    1

    2

     

    1

    1

    2

    NT Supreme Court

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Western Australian Supreme Court

    1

    2

    3

     

    2

    2

    1

    Bankstown Local Court

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Brisbane District Court

    2

    2

     

    2

    2

    Brisbane Magistrates Court

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    County Court of Victoria

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Maroochydore Magistrates court

    3

    1

    4

     

    4

    4

    Southport District Court

    1

    1

     

    1

    TOTAL

    49

    1,547

    118

    1,665

    7

    9

    1,619

    1,635

    79

    Subsection 355–70(1)(item 2) – ASIO 

    Australian Security & Intelligence Organisation

    1

     

    1

    1

    TOTAL

    1

    1

    1

    Subsection 355–70(1)(item 3) – Project Wickenby 

    Australian Crime Commission

    171

    171

     

    171

    171

    Australian Federal Police

    122

    122

     

    122

    122

    Australian Securities & Investments Commission

    100

    100

     

    100

    100

    Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

    90

    90

     

    90

    90

    Australian Transaction and Reports Analysis Centre

    108

    108

     

    108

    108

    Attorney-General's Department

    19

    19

     

    19

    19

    Australian Government Solicitor

    50

    50

     

    50

    50

    TOTAL

    660

    660

    660

    660

    Subsection 355–70(1)(item 4) – Criminal Assets Confiscation Task force

    Australian Federal Police

    226

    8

    234

     

    1

    223

    224

    10

    ACC

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    TOTAL

    227

    8

    235

    1

    224

    225

    10

    Subsection 355–70(1)(item 4) – Fusion Centre Task force 

    Australian Crime Commission

    39

    2

    41

     

    39

    39

    2

    TOTAL

    39

    2

    41

    39

    39

    2


    Table 4.27 General categories of offence, 2012–13

     

     

    New requests

     

    Processed requests

     

     

    On hand
    1 July 2012

    Requests received

    ATO initiated

    Total

     

    Withdrawn

    Rejected

    Disclosed

    Total

    On hand
    30 June 2013

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act

    2

    2

     

    2

    2

    Charter of the United Nations Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Child Protection Offender Reporting Act

    2

     

    2

    2

    Common law

    9

    9

     

    9

    9

    Coroners Act

     

    Corporations Law

    3

    42

    42

     

    5

    39

    44

    1

    Credit Protection Act

    5

    5

     

    5

    5

    Crimes and Criminal Code Acts Commonwealth

    10

    525

    525

     

    5

    1

    502

    508

    27

    Crimes and Criminal Code Acts State

    15

    529

    529

     

    1

    2

    516

    519

    25

    Criminal Law Consolidations Act

    4

    4

     

    4

    4

    Crimes Legislation Amendment Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act

    4

    108

    108

     

    1

    105

    106

    6

    Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act

    12

    356

    356

     

    349

    349

    19

    Firearms Act

    6

    6

     

    5

    5

    1

    Fisheries Management Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Foreign Passports Act

    2

     

    2

    2

    Migration Act

    1

    5

    5

     

    6

    6

    NSW Police Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Proceeds of Crime Act Commonwealth

    138

    138

     

    129

    129

    9

    Proceeds of Crime Act State

    533

    533

     

    1

    506

    507

    26

    Second hand dealers and pawn brokers Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Serious and Organised Crime Unexplained Wealth Act

    11

    11

     

    11

    11

    Sex Offenders Registration Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Sex Workers Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    Terrorism Act

    3

    3

     

    1

    2

    3

    Therapeutic Goods Act

    2

    2

     

    2

    2

    Weapons Act

    1

    1

     

    1

    1

    TOTAL

    49

    2,286

    2,286

    8

    9

    2,204

    2,221

    114

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