This report summarises our performance for the financial year ending 30 June 2018. As a statutory agency within the Home Affairs Portfolio, we manage our performance through the ‘outcome and program’ structure in annual Portfolio Budget Statements.
This report reviews our performance against the planned performance measures in our Corporate Plan and our Portfolio Budget Statement,1 as required by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. A summary of outcome and performance criteria is on pages 14–15. Our full Corporate Plan and a link to our Portfolio Budget Statement is at <www.acic.gov.au> (under About us, Corporate documents).
HOW WE ASSESS OUR PERFORMANCE
Our performance indicators this year reflect our strategic outlook and directly align with our Strategic Plan 2016–21, Corporate Plan 2017–18 to 2020–21 and Portfolio Budget Statement 2017–18 performance criteria. These indicators are used to demonstrate how we have performed in our work to Connect, Discover and Understand to improve the national ability to Respond to crime impacting Australia, through both quantitative and qualitative measures. Details about our performance measurement framework are on pages 22–23.
HOW THE NATURE OF OUR WORK AFFECTS OUR REPORTING
For operational reasons and because much of our work is classified, there are some activities we cannot report on publicly. When activities are no longer sensitive or constrained by legal or statutory requirements, and wherever possible, we are committed to being open and transparent and providing information to the public.
This includes our intention to produce additional reports throughout the year, in both classified and unclassified form, to enhance understanding of what we do.
In addition, elements of our work are long-term with results occurring months or years after our initial involvement. Examples include court decisions, policy and law reforms, and changes in industry and community behaviour that inhibit or prevent criminal activities.
1 On 20 December 2017 responsibility for the administration of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (except section 27) was transferred to the Minister for Home Affairs pursuant to the Administrative Order which established the Department of Home Affairs.