Where did you get that yacht?

THE NSW government says it wants a national approach to unexplained wealth laws as police push for legislation to crack down on crime bosses in the state.

NSW Police Association president Bob Pritchard has accused the government of “dragging the chain” by not introducing legislation which would force criminals to explain their wealth in civil proceedings.

The Northern Territory and Western Australia already have such laws, while the Unexplained Wealth draft legislation was introduced to federal parliament in June.

Under the proposed laws, Ferraris, yachts and waterfront mansions could become government property unless their owners can prove the assets were paid for with legitimate funds.

Mr Pritchard said the NSW government needed to act now and implement the legislation.

“We need to start hitting these criminals where it hurts - their back pockets - and that's exactly what the unexplained wealth legislation does.”

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