GIPA to NSW Police Force re Consorting laws & number of warnings and charges

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Following questions were posed in a GIPA application to the NSW Police Force. Information was released relating to some but not all questions was released. We have lodged an internal appeal and will update with any further materials received.

  1. How many warnings have been given to those “associating” under the consorting laws in:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  1. How many people were the subject of warnings under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 in:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  1. How many people were charged under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 in:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  1. How many people were convicted per month under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 in:
    1. 2012?
    2. 2013?
    3. 2014?
    4. 2015?
    5. 2016 to date?
  1. What percentage of those subject to warnings or charges had been convicted of ‘strictly indictable’ offences
  1. Which LACs or specialist squads issued the warnings in 1?
  1. Which LACs or specialist squads issued the warnings in 2?
  1. Which LACs or specialist squads instituted the charges in 3?
  1. On average, how long after a warning are charges laid?
  1. Of those in 2 what was the age, gender and racial demographics?
  1. Of those in 3 what was the age, gender and racial demographics?
  1. Have there been any instances of electronic consorting?
    1. If so, how many people have been warned?
    2. If so, how many people have been charged?
    3. What are the demographics for those warned or charged regarding electronic consorting?
  1. For 3 and 12, what is the range of penalties handed down by the courts following conviction?
  1. How many individuals who were (a) warned or (b) charged under these consorting provisions were at the time subject to:
    1. AVO?
    2. Bail?
    3. Non-custodial sentence?
    4. Parole?
    5. An order under the Child Protection (Offenders Prohibition Orders) Act?
    6. An order under the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act?
    7. An order under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act?
    8. An order under the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act?
    9. An order under Part 2.4 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code regarding attempt, complicity, joint commission of crimes and conspiracy
    10. An order under any legislation relating to vagrancy or any form of ‘disorderly conduct’ or similar legislation?
  2. All communications, including emails, internal memos and letters, between the NSW Police and the Minister for Justice and Police regarding Question on Notice 0531 dated 16 September 2015 regarding Consorting. (see enclosed)