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Spent Convictions in Queensland
In Queensland, a spent conviction is a criminal conviction that has lapsed after a period of time, which results in it being removed from a person’s criminal record. If a conviction is spent it does not appear on a police record check and a person can’t be asked or forced to reveal the conviction, with some limited exceptions. In some circumstances a person is also entitled to swear, on oath, that he or she has not been convicted of an offence.
The law that covers spending convictions in Queensland is the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986.