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Determinations

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Board determines the work priorities for the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. These priorities are called Determinations. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Board must approve the use of coercive powers under these determinations by naming them as a special operation or a special investigation.

Special Operations

Special Operations focus on gathering intelligence on a particular criminal activity, so informed decisions can be made about the extent, impact and threat of that criminal activity. Coercive powers may be applied to special operations.

Special Investigations

Special Investigations are designed not only to collect intelligence but also to disrupt and deter identified criminal groups through collecting evidence of criminal activity that may result in arrests and/or seizures of illegally obtained assets.  Coercive powers, as well as a full range of traditional investigative methods, including telephone interception, surveillance devices and controlled operations legislation can be applied to a special investigation.

Highest Risk Criminal Targets No. 2 Special Investigation

This special investigation is designed to disrupt and deter Australia’s highest risk criminal groups and individuals by collecting evidence and intelligence about serious and organised criminal activity.

For more information, visit the High Risk Criminal Targets No. 2 Special Investigation page.

Targeting Criminal Wealth No. 2 Special Investigation

This special investigation is designed to disrupt and deter criminal groups by collecting evidence and intelligence about financially motivated crime.

For more information, visit the Targeting Criminal Wealth No. 2 Special Investigation page.

High Risk and Emerging Drug Threats No. 2 Special Operation

This special operation looks at a range of drug markets in Australia and is focused on gathering intelligence around particular criminal activity so decisions are informed by the extent, impact and threat of that activity.

For more information, visit the High Risk and Emerging Drug Threats No. 2 Special Operation page.

National Security Impacts from Serious Organised Crime No. 2 Special Operation

This special operation is focused on gathering intelligence around particular criminal activity, such as people smuggling, terrorism and serious and organised crime penetration at the border, so decisions are informed by the extent, impact and threat of that activity.

For more information, visit the National Security Impacts from Serious Organised Crime No. 2 Special Operation page.

Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs Special Operation

This special operation brings together all Australian law enforcement, as well as government agencies to disrupt, dismantle or neutralise Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs nationally. 

For more information, visit the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs Special Operation page.

Emerging Organised Crime Threats Special Operation

The aim of the Emerging Organised Crime Threats Special Operation is to identify, investigate and disrupt serious and organised criminal threats impacting against Australia’s society, its institutions, markets, sectors and economy.

For more information, visit the Emerging Organised Crime Threats Special Operation page.

Criminal Exploitation of Australia’s Migration System Special Operation

Visa and migration fraud activity poses a significant threat to Australia’s visa and migration system and to Australia’s national interests more broadly. This Special Operation identifies, investigates and disrupts serious organised crime groups involvement in visa and migration fraud.

For more information, visit the Criminal Exploitation of Australia’s Migration System Special Operation page.

Last updated
30 June 2016