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  • Appendix 9: Information provided to law enforcement agencies

    Section 355-70 (item 1) of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 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
    • for enforcing a law, the contravention of which is a serious offence
    • for proceeds of crime order proceedings.

    Table 5.26 shows requests from agencies and ATO-initiated disclosures, while table 5.27 shows the general categories of offence in 2017–18.

    TABLE 5.26 Requesting agencies and ATO-initiated disclosures, 2017–18

    Agencies

    New requests

    Processed requests

    On hand 1 July 2017

    Requests received

    ATO-initiated

    Total requests received

    Withdrawn

    Rejected

    Total requests disclosed

    On hand 30 June 2018

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

    Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

    0

    6

    0

    6

    0

    0

    4

    2

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    13

    290

    18

    308

    4

    0

    296

    21

    Australian Federal Police

    20

    291

    46

    337

    11

    0

    328

    18

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    1

    4

    0

    4

    1

    0

    3

    1

    Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland

    4

    75

    0

    75

    0

    0

    71

    8

    Crime and Corruption Commission Western Australia

    0

    10

    0

    10

    0

    0

    10

    0

    District Court Southport Queensland

    0

    0

    2

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    District Court Perth

    0

    0

    3

    3

    0

    0

    3

    0

    Downing Centre Sydney

    0

    0

    5

    5

    0

    0

    5

    0

    Independent Commission against Corruption – New South Wales

    0

    20

    0

    20

    0

    0

    20

    0

    Independent Commission against Corruption – South Australia

    1

    6

    0

    6

    1

    0

    6

    0

    New South Wales Crime Commission

    6

    184

    0

    184

    0

    0

    157

    33

    Local Court, Burwood, New South Wales

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    County Court Melbourne

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    New South Wales Police

    20

    326

    10

    336

    5

    0

    292

    59

    Northern Territory Police

    0

    13

    0

    13

    0

    0

    13

    0

    Queensland Police

    10

    163

    12

    175

    3

    0

    162

    20

    South Australian Police

    4

    104

    1

    105

    0

    0

    100

    9

    Supreme Court Australian Capital Territory

    0

    0

    2

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    Supreme Court Northern Territory

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Supreme Court Tasmania

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Tasmanian Police

    0

    11

    0

    11

    0

    0

    4

    7

    Townsville Courthouse

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Victorian Police

    13

    300

    14

    314

    2

    2

    260

    63

    Western Australian Police

    2

    111

    0

    111

    1

    0

    92

    20

    Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

    0

    21

    1

    22

    0

    0

    13

    9

    Total

    94

    1,936

    119

    2,055

    28

    2

    1,849

    270

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

    Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation

    0

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    Total

    0

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

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

    Australian Federal Police

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Total

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre Taskforce

    Australian Border Force

    0

    3

    16

    19

    0

    0

    19

    0

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    5

    44

    49

    0

    0

    48

    1

    Australian Federal Police

    0

    26

    33

    59

    1

    0

    48

    10

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    0

    4

    22

    26

    0

    0

    26

    0

    Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

    1

    6

    30

    36

    0

    0

    36

    1

    Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

    0

    0

    14

    14

    0

    0

    14

    0

    Total

    1

    44

    159

    203

    1

    0

    191

    12

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – Fusion Centre Taskforce

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    0

    10

    10

    0

    0

    9

    1

    Total

    0

    0

    10

    10

    0

    0

    9

    1

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – National Anti-Gang Taskforce

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    51

    6

    57

    0

    0

    56

    1

    Australian Federal Police

    12

    314

    30

    344

    0

    0

    343

    13

    Australian Gangs Intelligence Coordination Centre

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    New South Wales Police

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Total

    12

    366

    37

    403

    0

    0

    401

    14

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – Phoenix Taskforce

    Australian Border Force

    0

    0

    29

    29

    0

    0

    28

    1

    Australian Building & Construction Commission

    0

    1

    22

    23

    0

    0

    23

    0

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner

    0

    0

    27

    27

    0

    0

    27

    0

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    0

    36

    36

    0

    0

    31

    5

    Australian Financial Security Authority

    0

    0

    24

    24

    0

    0

    24

    0

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    0

    1

    34

    35

    0

    0

    31

    4

    Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre

    0

    0

    28

    28

    0

    0

    27

    1

    Clean Energy Regulator

    0

    1

    26

    27

    0

    0

    27

    0

    Department of Environment

    0

    0

    23

    23

    0

    0

    23

    0

    Department of Jobs & Small Business (formerly Employment)

    0

    1

    30

    31

    0

    0

    28

    3

    Department of Treasury Finance

    0

    1

    23

    24

    0

    0

    24

    0

    Fair Work Ombudsman

    0

    0

    29

    29

    0

    0

    28

    1

    New South Wales Fair Trading

    0

    0

    23

    23

    0

    0

    23

    0

    New South Wales Police

    0

    0

    24

    24

    0

    0

    24

    0

    Office of State Revenue

    0

    5

    196

    201

    0

    0

    190

    11

    Queensland Building & Construction Commission

    0

    0

    27

    27

    0

    0

    27

    0

    Return to Work SA

    0

    0

    26

    26

    0

    0

    26

    0

    State Insurance Regulatory Authority

    0

    0

    24

    24

    0

    0

    24

    0

    Victoria Police

    0

    0

    3

    3

    0

    0

    2

    1

    Victorian Legal Services Board & Commissioner

    0

    0

    28

    28

    0

    0

    27

    1

    WA Building Commission

    0

    0

    23

    23

    0

    0

    23

    0

    Total

    0

    10

    705

    715

    0

    0

    687

    28

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – Trusts Taskforce

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Australian Federal Police

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Australian Securities and Investments Commission

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Total

    0

    0

    3

    3

    0

    0

    3

    0

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) – Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (formerly Australian Crime Commission)

    0

    8

    2

    10

    0

    0

    8

    2

    Australian Federal Police

    6

    208

    19

    227

    4

    0

    210

    19

    Total

    6

    216

    21

    237

    4

    0

    218

    21

    Subsection 355-70(1)(item 4) –Taskforce Cadena

    Australian Border Force

    1

    21

    1

    22

    1

    0

    20

    2

    Total

    1

    21

    1

    22

    1

    0

    20

    2

    GRAND TOTAL

    114

    2,595

    1,055

    3,650

    34

    2

    3,380

    348

    TABLE 5.27 General categories of offence, 2017–18

    Agencies

    New requests

    Processed requests

    On hand 1 July 2017

    Requests received

    ATO-initiated

    Total requests received

    Withdrawn

    Rejected

    Total requests disclosed

    On hand 30 June 2018

    Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006

    3

    22

    2

    24

    1

    0

    20

    6

    Australian Federal Police Act

    0

    3

    0

    3

    0

    0

    3

    0

    Australian Passports Act 2005

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Autonomous Sanctions Act

    0

    3

    0

    3

    1

    0

    2

    0

    Charter of United Nations Act 1945

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld)

    0

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    Common law

    1

    10

    0

    10

    0

    0

    10

    1

    Competition and Consumer Act 2010

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Confiscation Act

    5

    41

    1

    42

    0

    0

    43

    4

    Coroners Act

    0

    8

    0

    8

    0

    0

    3

    5

    Corporations law

    2

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    3

    1

    Crimes and Criminal Code Act 1995 (Commonwealth)

    47

    1,040

    83

    1,123

    14

    2

    1,022

    132

    various Crimes Acts and Criminal Code Acts (State)

    4

    130

    19

    149

    2

    0

    133

    18

    Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005 (SA)

    4

    28

    0

    28

    0

    0

    30

    2

    Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990 (NSW)

    5

    138

    0

    138

    0

    0

    115

    28

    Criminal Law Consolidations Act 1935 (SA)

    1

    28

    0

    28

    2

    0

    21

    6

    Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 (Qld)

    3

    68

    2

    70

    2

    0

    63

    8

    Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA)

    0

    16

    0

    16

    0

    0

    12

    4

    Customs Act 1901 (Part IV)

    0

    5

    1

    6

    1

    0

    4

    1

    Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985

    13

    195

    8

    203

    4

    0

    194

    18

    Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic.)

    3

    153

    0

    153

    1

    0

    133

    22

    Firearms Act 1996 (NSW)

    0

    4

    0

    4

    0

    0

    4

    0

    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975

    0

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    Income Tax Assessment Act

    0

    1

    2

    3

    0

    0

    2

    1

    Migration Act 1958

    1

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    1

    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Commonwealth)

    1

    15

    1

    16

    0

    0

    10

    7

    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (State)

    0

    10

    0

    10

    0

    0

    6

    4

    Sentencing Act

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Sex Work Act (Vic.)

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    Summary Offences Act (SA)

    0

    4

    0

    4

    0

    0

    4

    0

    Unexplained Wealth Acts (State)

    0

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    2

    0

    Weapons Act 1990 (Qld)

    0

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    Total

    94

    1,936

    119

    2,055

    28

    2

    1,849

    270

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