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QLD Criminal Record 30 Years Ago - Tell Employer?

Discussion in 'Employment Law Forum' started by michael tozer, 7 July 2015.

  1. michael tozer

    michael tozer Member

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    I am going for employment as a tourist bus operator in QLD. 30 years ago I was convicted of drugs offence in the ACT (criminal record). It was dealt with in the supreme court, and I was given a suspended sentence. Do I have to divulge this? Or has enough time past? I have had no other convictions since.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Michael,

    What was the sentence? Was it longer than 6 months imprisonment?

    Under the Spent Convictions Act (ACT), if you have not been convicted for anything for 10 years after the conviction then you don't have to disclose it. However the act does not apply for convictions where the sentence was more than 6 months imprisonment whether or not it was suspended.
     
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