Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Bachelor of Laws Honours


School of Business and Law

First Supervisor

Rupert Johnson

Second Supervisor

Anthony Hevron


The Western Australian Government stated that the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA) (‘CPCA’) will provide ‘the strongest and most effective’ confiscation powers in the world.1 It was observed by the High Court that the CPCA has enabled a confiscation of property scheme that has a ‘significant impact upon personal and property rights.’2 Strong powers to fight crime are justified, but it is critical that these powers are used responsibly and that innocent parties are protected. This thesis considers the extent to which the objection to confiscation provisions in Part 6 of the CPCA (‘the protections’) operate to protect the family home of an ‘innocent party’.

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Legal Studies Commons


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