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my employer has asked for a federal police check in view of the new federal finance laws coming into play on 1/7.how far back does the police check go and does certain crimes go back further, say over 20 years
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[QUOTE] how far back does the police check go and does certain crimes go back further, say over 20 years [/QUOTE]
It goes back to the date of your birth. Once convicted of an offence, it stays on your record indefinitely. That said, after five years convictions become spent if you don't have further brushes with the law, meaning they do not have to be declared.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thank you for your help,your point 'spent' and do not have to be declared,they will still show on the report though?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
alex ,thank you for your help. your point 'spent' and do not have to be delared,will they still show on the police check report though
Solicitor: Brisbane-Lawyer, Solicitor - Admitted 2005 replied 8 years ago
[QUOTE] thank you for your help,your point 'spent' and do not have to be declared,they will still show on the report though? [/QUOTE]
That's correct.
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