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1991 | Spent convictions

ON THIS DAY in 1991, the NSW Criminal Records Act 1991 commenced.

The Act implemented a scheme to limit the effect of a person’s previous conviction for a relatively minor offence if the person completes a period of crime-free behaviour. On the completion of the period, the conviction is regarded to be spent and, subject to some exceptions, not to form part of the person’s criminal history.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/cra1991167/

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Peter O’Grady
BA, LLB, Grad Cert Leg Prac, Acc Spec Lawyer