NSW National Police Check and Name Change - Conviction for Assault?

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Hi all, I was wondering if I get a name change through Births, Deaths and Marriages, would I come up on a "national police check" for new employment and/or volunteering? I have been convicted of several common assaults and DUI's. Last conviction was common assault nearly three years ago. I have been sober since my last conviction and am now studying and looking to change my career to helping others but am worried I can't even volunteer.
 

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Most employment contracts would ask you to provide details of any previous name used.
 
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Tim W

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...and if you are a registerable person, then trying to change your name can be an offence in itself.

In short and simple - if you want to join an organisation where your character is an issue,
then no, you don't get to hide your offending behind a new name.