Ex parte application for examination orders – Ng v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police


On 29 November 2019, the WA Court of Appeal (Murphy and Mitchell JJA) delivered reasons in Ng v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2019] WASC 195. Facts Restraining orders and examination orders had been made ex parte by the primary judge. The day before the examination was to proceed, the proposed examinees applied on … Continue reading Ex parte application for examination orders – Ng v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police

Latest word on stay of proceedings and examinations: Onley v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police


On 10 May 2019, the NSW Court of Appeal delivered its decision in Onley v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; Menon v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police; Anquetil v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2019] NSWCA 101. The decision (in excess of 140 pages) provides a detailed analysis of the law concerning … Continue reading Latest word on stay of proceedings and examinations: Onley v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v P: Ancillary order cannot be made to compel attendance at examination


On 18 October 2018, Smith J delivered the decision in Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v P [2018] WASC 314. In that case the applicants for exclusion applications had been served with notices to attend an examination under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), but failed to appear at the examination. The Commissioner … Continue reading Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v P: Ancillary order cannot be made to compel attendance at examination