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CCC or ACC criminal investigations hearings

Assessment criteria

Legal Aid Queensland does not provide funding for a CCC or ACC criminal investigations hearing.

If an applicant requires representation at a CCC or ACC criminal investigations hearing they must apply for assistance directly to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG) or the Commonwealth Attorney-Generals Department (AG). The application forms for assistance are available from:

  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Australian Government Attorney-Generals Department

If an applicant wants a private law firm to be their legal representative, the private law firm can apply directly to the relevant department for the grant of financial assistance. If the applicant wants an in-house practitioner from Legal Aid Queensland to be the legal representatives, a Legal Aid Queensland practitioner can assist with the completion of the form.

If financial assistance has been approved by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General or the Commonwealth Attorney-Generals Department an in-house practitioner from Legal Aid Queensland is able to act as an agent for the department. If financial assistance is approved by the Attorney-General under their financial hardship criteria, the Legal Aid Queensland guidelines, means test and merit test are not applied.

Documentary requirements

If an approval letter is received from the Department of Justice and Attorney-Generals Department or the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department an in-house practitioner of Legal Aid Queensland can act as an agent for this department.

At the conclusion of matters the in-house practitioner is required to advise the veterans grants officer the matter has been completed.

The veterans grants officer will prepare a tax invoice that will be forwarded to:

  • The Crime and Corruption Commission for CCC matters, or
  • The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department for ACC matters.
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Grant(s) of aid

CCC criminal investigations hearing

The grants of aid for a CCC criminal investigations hearing is CMC1 and CMC2.

ACC criminal investigations hearing

The grants of aid for a ACC criminal investigations hearing are GOT and BOT with the relevant hours and hourly rate as approved by the department.

Decision makers

All applications for aid for criminal investigation hearings are determined by a designated grants officer.

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