Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

CHAPTER 2 - THE CONFISCATION SCHEME  

PART 2-1A - FREEZING ORDERS  

Division 2 - How freezing orders are obtained  

SECTION 15FA   Prohibition of publication of evidence - proceedings for freezing orders  

15FA(1)  
If an *authorised officer applies to a magistrate for a *freezing order in accordance with this Division, the magistrate may make an order under subsection (2).

15FA(2)  
If it appears to the magistrate to be necessary in order to prevent prejudice to the administration of justice, the magistrate may make an order prohibiting or restricting the publication of all or any of the following matters:


(a) if the application is made under section 15C (in person) - the matters referred to in that section that are contained in an affidavit made in support of the application;


(b) if the application is made under section 15D (by telephone or other electronic means) - the matters referred to in paragraph 15D(2)(a) that are contained, or that are to be contained, in an affidavit made in support of the application.

15FA(3)  
The magistrate may make an order under subsection (2) at any time after the application is made and before it is determined.

15FA(4)  
The power conferred by subsection (2) is in addition to, and is not taken to derogate from, any other power of the magistrate.




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