New South Wales Crime Commission
The New South Wales Crime Commission is an organisation that has substantial and perhaps draconian powers to investigate serious criminal offences.
Persons of interest can be compelled to give evidence. Any evidence given may be used in other proceedings including proceedings against the author of the person giving the evidence.
It is essential urgent advice be sought at the earliest opportunity in relation to any matter concerning the NSW Crime Commission.
The High Court of Australia recently, in the decision of International Finance Trust Company Limited v New South Wales Crime Commission  HCA 49 (12 November 2009) rendered part (being section 10 ) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990 which empowers the New South Wales Crime Commission to apply to the Supreme Court of New South Wales for a restraining order in respect of some or all of the property of a person suspected of having a serious offence to be invalid .
The Parliament of N S W recently rectified this invalidity by enactment of the Criminal Assets Recovery Amendment Act , 2009 .