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QLD Compulsory Reporting of Known or Suspected Crimes under Criminal Law?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by John from Brisbane, 28 April 2015.

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  1. John from Brisbane

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    Hi,
    I was wondering other than Child Abuse, are there any criminal laws that may mandate me to report a crime, if I heard enough information to suspect one?

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  3. John from Brisbane

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    So does that law imply that if someone casually tells you that they had committed a crime, you are now liable if you don't go out of your way to inform the police? And what is a serious indictable offence in NSW anyway?

    I am in QLD so this doesn't apply here anyway. It seems like a silly law. Makes sense if it stated that you didn't reasonably cooperate with police investigations or perjery etc. But just simply not going out of your way to inform police, sounds a bit odd to me.
     

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