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    Hi,

    My name is Robert Sdraulig; I’m a Melbourne based lawyer specialising in confiscation law, as well as planning matters at VCAT.

    Best wishes,
    Robert.

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    Hi Robert,

    Welcome aboard :)

    I must confess I have no idea what confiscation law is! I’m looking forward to learning more about it, and getting to know you too.

    Jayne

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    Hi Robert,

    I agree with Jayne – no idea what this is about! For me, confiscation was last involved back in school if you brought something that you shouldn’t have with you… Curious!

    Kathy

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    Hi,

    Basically, the Confiscation Act 1997 helps the state to seize assets deemed to be proceeds of crime, or which have been used in the commission of crime.

    Here’s just one example of what can go wrong: the law allows seizure of jointly owned property, such as the family home. Even if the co-owner had no connection to the criminal activity, their interest in the asset could be forfeit to the state; a frightening prospect for a partner and dependants.

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    Hi Robert,

    Ah – got it. Thanks for explaining it to us :)

    Have a great weekend,
    Jayne

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