Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 1 - Preliminary  

SECTION 15GD   Meaning of controlled operation and major controlled operation  

A controlled operation is an operation that:

(a) involves the participation of law enforcement officers; and

(b) is carried out for the purpose of obtaining evidence that may lead to the prosecution of a person for a serious Commonwealth offence or a serious State offence that has a federal aspect; and

(c) may involve a law enforcement officer or other person in conduct that would, apart from section 15HA , constitute a Commonwealth offence or an offence against a law of a State or Territory.


Section 15GN specifies when a controlled operation begins and ends.

A major controlled operation is a controlled operation that is likely to:

(a) involve the infiltration of an organised criminal group by one or more undercover law enforcement officers for a period of more than 7 days; or

(b) continue for more than 3 months; or

(c) be directed against suspected criminal activity that includes a threat to human life.


Section 15GN specifies when a controlled operation begins and ends.


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